Sunday, 12 January 2014

Neutral Tones feat. Clarks Shoes | My Ensemble (OOTD)

Do you often find that when purchasing new garms,  you're drawn to particular colours or colour combinations? For a while now, black and white has made a dominant appearance in my closet (you've probably noticed from recent OOTD posts), but so has neutral tones: the sands, the khakis, and light browns etc.
SKIRT: New Look | TURTLENECK: eBay | COAT: H&M | BOOTS: Clarks | BAG: ASOS | GLASSES: Glasses Direct

I normally buy a new pair of brown boots every winter, and spotted these from Clarks while window shopping just before Christmas. When I think of Clarks shoes, 'quality' instantly springs to mind, but up until recent months also 'boring and bland'. However,  particularly in the past year, the brand seems to have made a really good attempt at reaching out to younger buyers by bringing out more appealing and on-trend styles.

Now, you may think these boots are plain and nothing spesh, but I would beg to differ. Firstly, the quality is top-notch (as you would expect from Clarks), and secondly, I'd found it really difficult this autumn/winter to locate a pair of riding boots with the perfect slim fit structure - i.e. not overly big around the ankles or calves - and that are comfortable. These boots are indeed made for walking; I could wear them all day, and my feet would still love me afterwards.  
What makes the purchase of these boots even sweeter is the fact that I got them in the sales, and on top of that, because they were the last pair and had a minor scuff on the inside (hardly noticeable to some), I managed to sweet-talk the store's manager into giving me a further 10% off. Boom! What do I always say? If you don't ask, you don't get.
 
Little Man makes his OOTD debut in this post. Usually he's a total poser and jumps at the prospect of having his photo taken, but he was a bit grumpy over the weekend.
CHINOS: Next | JUMPER: Marks & Spencer | SHOES: Clarks | COAT: Next

I decided to buy Little Dude a pair of Clarks shoes too. They're are perfect for little tiddlers, especially in their early years where they are exhaustingly hyperactive - they're durable and tough, so can withstand all the jumping and stubbing.  


 Though his coat keeps him toasty, we had a random dance to warm ourselves up a bit more.   


"No more dancing, Mummy. I want to go home and play with my toys."

The colour blocking on this Marks and Sparks jumper instantly caught my eye. I love putting Little Man in bright, vibrant clothes, particularly to add a bit of cheer to these dark, winter months.
If you're wondering, I did manage to tickle a smile or two out of this little fella by the time we got home.

Click on the links to find out more about Clarks shoes for women and Clarks shoes for boys.

Do you own a pair of Clarks shoes? What dominant colours stand out in your wardrobe?

*I was offered complimentary Clarks vouchers for my boots.  
** Photos shot by Catherine Doherty. Editing: Rebecca-Monique

3 comments:

  1. You look adorbs and so does lil man! Clark's were NEVER on my spectrum whatsoever! However, both pair are super cute! I may have to re-think Clark's! Love that bag and coat on you, as well.

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  2. I like the outfit,I imagine me wearing it at work!and your little boy is too cute **
    xx

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  3. The lil' ones style is just beyond Baby Gapalicious! I love the fusion of the brown and burnt orange, the turn up trouser detailing compliments the blue tone on his jumper, all in all soooo ridiculously put together, Brava!

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