Fringed, flat and navy plus three great brands….

I used these Kin navy loafers (£79) at an event that I styled and presented last week and amongst all the sky high shoes, over the knee boots and soft leather ankle boots, these were the ones that I loved the most.

I styled them with this Finery full midi skirt (£65) a soft fitted pink cashmere jumper and jewellery from the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. It was styled as a gorgeous, but practical, outfit for an evening out.

For similar, take a look at the Uterque methacrylate loafers (£145).  As we all know there are lots of fringed loafers around at the moment – many with square toes and more of a heel than these. But I like the pointed toe – and the patent (or high gloss as it’s now known) is a huge trend for the season.

With kick flared ankle jeans, a midi skirt, coated leggings or a slip dress I really like them for a refreshing change and an instant update.  And whilst I can’t pretend to need any more shoes of any description, if I was going to add to my collection, it would definitely be with these.

For those not familiar with Kin, it’s a John Lewis own brand which is Scandinavian inspired, so it’s a bit cutting edge, cool and quirky. I’ve linked to it and I think that it’s definitely worth taking a look at. The price point in particular is good.

Uterque too is a great brand. It’s Spanish and is known as Zara’s sophisticated online sister.  With a definite edge it really offers something different to so many things that are out there at the moment.

And finally, Finery which I first wrote about a while ago now when it arrived in John Lewis, is a fabulous brand. Again, it’s well cut with a quirky feel to some of its pieces. Most things can be worn all year round and it’s designed by women who have a great track record in fashion and who have lived a little. And that appeals on many levels!

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