Two-Toned & Trés Chic

 

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Two-Toned & Trés Chic
Picture the scene, it’s 1957, the toy frisbee has just been invented, Russia’s released the first ever satellite into space, and Elvis Presley is currently dominating the charts. But I’m not here to talk about any of that. In fact I’m here to discuss everyone’s favourite topic instead – shoes! (can I get an amen?) Because 1957 is also coincidentally the year that Coco Chanel released her first pair of two-toned shoes.

A revolutionary moment for any self-respecting fashionista and here’s why. The shoe was the first of its kind to take women from the breakfast table, to lunch and finally to dinner all with ease. And in that all important yet often elusive word so overlooked in fashion – comfort! But the shoe also had other benefits too, not just its versatility and wearability. It had the ability to give leg lengthening effects whilst making the foot appear both smaller and more elegant.

Högl Chanella
However, most importantly are the ideologies both the shoe and Coco Chanel herself represent. Her designs helped liberate a generation of women, whilst making sure they never lost an ounce of femininity in the process! Now I’m not saying a pair of shoes helped win us the vote, far from it! But Coco did free us from corsets, and get us ladies into trousers, giving us the ultimate freedom in what we wear. And in many ways isn’t that what feminism is all about? Choice!

So it’s no surprise that the two-toned shoe has successfully withstood the test of time, finding itself in many reincarnations over the years, and fast becoming a fashion staple.

One of these latest reincarnations is Högl’s offering. A chic and stylish homage to the two tone shoe. Comfortable, and featuring a 7cm heel they make a fabulous and affordable addition to any two-tone shoe collection.

I recently styled my Högl heels in two very different looks, as highlighted in the pictures. In the first outfit I teamed the two-tone shoes with a chic yet slightly edgy asymmetrical hem-lined skirt, continuing with a monochrome theme when picking my blouse and accessories. It created a modern yet sophisticated look, that would be suitable for a variety of occasions.

The second outfit couldn’t be more different, and shows how easily Högl’s pump can be styled in a more laid back, casual look. The free and floaty nature of the blouse contrasts nicely with the minimalism and elegance of the Högl shoe. Denims are also worn with ease, and the shoe provided great comfort for this relaxed look.

Högl Chanella

 

Although the demands of modern life may have changed somewhat since 1957, every girl still needs a desk till dinner shoe – if not more so in this era! What could be better than a shoe that can so easily be styled up or down as seen above. They have the potential to look just as fab in chic classic combos as they do with denims!

So, long story short, two-toned shoes are still the perfect 24 hour heel, that single handedly celebrate womanhood, freedom and equality, all without losing that all important feminine touch!

Shop my Looks

Högl Monochrome Look
Högl Monochrome Look
Högl Monochrome Look
Högl Monochrome Look
Högl Monochrome Look

Monochrome Look

White Ruffled Top by Maje here
Black Pleated Skirt with Asymmetrical Hem here
Two Tone Shoe by Högl
Hat by Dior
Sunnies by Saint Laurent

Denim Look

Red Boho-Blouse with Floral Print by IRO Paris here
High-Waisted Jeans, similar here
Two Tone Shoe by Högl Högl

Högl Denim Look

Högl Denim Look

Högl Denim Look
Denim Look

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