An opportunity presented itself to me last week to have a quick whizz around the stores and of course Zara beckoned – and loudly too!
Many of you may remember that I have done a complete volte face on the smoking slipper front and having gone from loathing them to quite liking them, it was just a question of finding a pair that did the trick.
I have tried on many pairs over the last few months from Primark (sparkles), to Topshop (metallic lace), to River Island (tapestry), to Clarks (leopard print), to Steve Madden (studded), to Jimmy Choo (sparkles) and Jeffrey Campbell (studded) – but none of them have quite hit the mark.
However there was something about these Shiny Slippers (£39.99) from Zara which made my heart skip a beat.
First, I loved the simplicity of them – black with a touch of sparkle, they are both chic and versatile. Whilst probably not the most hard of wearing shoes, I have boots for the more challenging weather.
Secondly, when wearing them it felt as though I was wearing a shoe, rather than a slipper, which is how many of the other styles felt. The sole was substantial enough and with a separate heel, albeit slight, I didn’t feel as dumpy in them as some other styles. The fact that the fit was good also helped. Being a size 5.5, a 5 is often too small and a 6 gapes too much – which is a really bad look.
I also really like these Zara studded pony skin slipper (£49.99). In fact, like many other brands, Zara has a whole array of different styles so if you are thinking along the smoking slipper lines, I would strongly suggest checking Zara out.
Here’s a link to the Zara page so that you can take a look to see if there’s anything that you like. Hope that you do!