If you love your feet as much as you love fashion then we are sure you know all about Vionic Shoes. Designed by a podiatrist, Vionic is an international brand that we feel has a solid place in the Australian aesthetic. Ultimately, we want the blend of smart with casual that is appropriate for our weather and outdoor lifestyles. Durability is key but that fine balance of fashion and practicality is what seals the deal. Vionic delivers this in spades and they’re made to last. When you invest in a pair of Vionics you put value into your health from the feet up and you have a product designed to last. Below, we’ve chosen classic shoe styles to pair with four looks to suit typically Aussie outings.
The 50th cocktail party at the local R.S.L by the water. This outing can be a little tricky when it comes to dress code. We often look for a loose-fitting, comfortable but neat dress that we can add in some bling to or dress down if required. Footwear is a separate issue because you’re likely to be on your feet all night, require comfort but still want to feel nice. Wedges are always an option to consider but we particularly like this ‘Kara’ style for its sparkly straps that just so happen to be cushioned – yes! Yet they’re still not too “look at me” thanks to the woodgrain sole making them appropriate for the local R.S.L and beyond should you find yourself on the boardwalk.
Shopping and a brunch. We all have a friend or relative that we know a day shopping also includes a lovely brunch – make the most of it we say! When you’re in for a big day you need support from a firmly-placed shoe. A sneaker can provide this however you may not be keen on a trainer while dining. This ‘Candace’ style has adjustable straps to get the perfect fit and like all of the styles is has the iconic-Vionic dreamy footbed that is hailed by seasoned travellers the world over.
The Christmas party that begins at 4pm. Being in summer, our busy period of Christmas celebrations aren’t as dressy as our northern hemisphere sisters. It’s easier for them to leave the office with workmates all dolled up and ready for their fancy Christmas party. However, we southerners tend to be a little more relaxed which is largely due to the heat and the fact that the sun is still blaring until 8pm. The perfect day-to-night outfit is always a wrap dress in our books – it’s the chameleon of the frock world. And the perfect tone to blend a bit of fanciness with daywear? Beautiful bronze. The ‘Pepper’ wedge is the balance of style and form that Spring/Summer in the land of Oz requires.
The afternoon of sports becomes a celebration. Is there anything more Aussie than catching a bit of sport? Especially if you’re a spectator of an upcoming final, the celebrations can often move onto a local club. This is one of the many situations where a white shirt is exactly what you need. Worn loose over denim you won’t be overdressed for sport (add a long puffer depending on the weather) and tie a loose knot in the bottom as you move into the evening. Neutral accessories go with everything and instead of bulky old trainers, try a slip-on sneaker like the ‘Kani’ which effortlessly takes you from the field to the foyer of your local for celebratory drinks – we hope!
We are very excited to be able to offer a lucky reader one of the Vionic styles above! To enter, simply:
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*Competition closes Monday August 26th at 5pm. We will choose the best response and announce the winner Tuesday 27th of August on Facebook and contact the winner via Facebook messenger.