The Ultimate Brogues in White and Silver | With Head to Toe Purple

Purple skinnies and top with silver and white brogues - over 40 fashion
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!

Purple skinnies and silver and white brogues - over 40 fashion
Purple skinnies and top with silver and white brogues - over 40 fashion
Purple skinnies and silver and white brogues - over 40 fashion
Red hair, purple chevrons

Catherine x

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P.S. If you like this, you might like to see some of my other brogues (perfect outfits for the autumn) worn here, here and here!

Brogues: c/o Kelya Shoes, Sweater: Asos (old), Jeans: Asos, Belt: John Lewis (old), Watch: Debenhams

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  1. 1 October 2014 / 7:40 pm

    Red hair and silver perfection.
    Thank you so much for so many things, dear Catherine

  2. 1 October 2014 / 3:34 pm

    You must have read my mind – I'm in desperate need for some new footwear! I'm off to check out that site right now – love the shoes you got from there. By the way – what color is your hair? It's the exact shade I dream about having!

    • 1 October 2014 / 3:55 pm

      Thanks Lisa, I'm sure there'll be lots of designs you like. I'm afraid I get my hair coloured every three weeks at the hairdresser's – it's not a home-dye job so I couldn't tell you the colour, sorry! x

  3. 30 September 2014 / 10:48 am

    You look beautiful!

  4. 29 September 2014 / 9:52 pm

    40 something? Wow…you're blessed! You're very beautiful. I'm in love with your shoes – AWESOME. 🙂

    • 30 September 2014 / 8:14 pm

      Gosh, Missy – thank you so much!! I'm very flattered! :)))

  5. 27 September 2014 / 6:07 am

    Oh yes, these are very smart. And when they are also comfortable, that is the best. Love them in combination with your purple outfit, but they are of course very versatile. I am still eyeing complete silver brogues…

    • 29 September 2014 / 10:28 am

      I'll let you know if I see any, Greetje! Thanks my lovely x

  6. 26 September 2014 / 7:18 pm

    You have such a gorgeous hair color and it looks amazing with purple!

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    • 29 September 2014 / 10:28 am

      Thank you so much Tallia – I do think that the purple makes my hair look even more coppery…!

  7. 26 September 2014 / 5:13 am

    I have been wanting a pair of silver brogues and have not found a pair. These are fabulous!

    BTW, I would love for you to join my TBT Fashion link up now live on my blog.


  8. 25 September 2014 / 6:37 pm

    I am crying that these are not currently on my feet, and the fact that I may have done to much shopping last week to order more. Amazing shoes.

    • 25 September 2014 / 9:15 pm

      Hehe I remember your comment on IG, Linda!! I think you're either a brogues girl or you're not… you DEFINITELY are! x

  9. 25 September 2014 / 6:13 pm

    Love, love those new shoes. You look gorgeous in purple, C. xox

    • 25 September 2014 / 9:13 pm

      It's great for redheads I think, Patti! Thank you my lovely!

    • 25 September 2014 / 9:12 pm

      Believe me, they were, Tamara…! Thank you x

  10. 25 September 2014 / 5:17 pm

    love your outfit so much! those shoes are awesome!

    • 25 September 2014 / 8:53 pm

      Thank you Katarina – I think they are too!

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