Every once in a while I discover somewhere new to shop online, and it makes me wonder why I always, always go into autopilot and type in “asos” or “topshop” whenever I’m looking for something to buy. Sure, it’s great to have your go-to shops, but when I found an absolute diamond of a shoe like these Helsar silver and white brogues, it frightened me that I may have missed them otherwise! I mentioned on Instagram that these were “the brogues to end all brogues”, and had Kelya Shoes not pinged me an email earlier this month I may never have found such a comfy but striking pair to add to my growing brogue collection. Maybe this is the end, though – no other pair can beat these, surely…?!
I think the pictures say it all – the design is so amazing, I don’t think I’ve seen two-tone brogues with such a strong metallic before. The cushioned, flat sole was incredibly comfortable right from the first wear (and no rubbing even though I wore them all day). For some reason purple sprang to mind when I wore them last weekend, so I went head-to-toe purple and echoed the silver with my metallic-thread chevron sweater. With a big splash of orange on my head(!) it made a simple weekend look I loved.
If you’re looking for high quality but unusual designs in footwear, I’d highly recommend Kelya. Their range is quite selective brands-wise and not exactly massive, but I loved a large proportion of the designs and they have as many fabulous flats as they have heart-stopping heels (men’s shoes too). They’re a Portuguese company but delivery was super quick: they offer free standard shipping on all online orders over €150 (£120, or $200). Considering the shipping costs of some international retailers, theirs is quite reasonable at less than a tenner.
Have you discovered any new-to-you retailers lately that you’re so glad to have found? And are any of you mad about brogues like I am (I have about 10 pairs)… do share in the comments!
Brogues: c/o Kelya Shoes, Sweater: Asos (old), Jeans: Asos, Belt: John Lewis (old), Watch: Debenhams
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I have written this post in collaboration with Kelya Shoes. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.