I’ve talked about Clarks a few times on the blog before, I’m a huge fan of the Orla Kiely range and I really like their huge collection of brogues which always go well with vintage outfits. I recently went to the Clarks AW15 press day to see what would be coming into their stores later this year. There were so many lovely shoes there that I can’t show you everything, but here are a few of my highlights…
Orla Kiely: I’ve loved the previous Orla collections for Clarks, the 60s and 70s influences are just fantastic. You can expect the same chunky designs and timeless style that you could expect from any Orla Kiely product and this seasons collection is retro fabulous.
The Abigail is a glittery disco-tastic shoe of dreams. Orla styles have sold out really quickly in the past and I can see these flying off the shelves really quickly. They are just fabulous! With the seventies trend really set to take course this autumn I can see these retro styles being more popular than ever. These are also going to be available in mock croc brown and back leather finishes.
The Orla Angelina is just adorable. Being flats, these would make a perfect everyday shoe for both work and play. The cute flower detail is so sweet. I personally love the pink but these will be coming in four colour ways including black mock croc and black and gold sparkle leather.
Also in the Orla range is the Amelia Mary Jane which is a cute mid heel shoe with a strap detail. These will be available in rose leather, cocoa floral leather and navy sparkle leather. I could easily own these in every finish, they’d look so lovely with a sixties shift dress and coloured tights. If you like a smart retro loafer then Alice in black mock croc or cocoa flower print leather are the perfect go-to shoe. I really liked the Audrey boot as well. The Navy blue floral finish is so retro and quintessentially Orla Kiely.
Brogues: I’ve always seen Clarks as the best place to find good quality women’s brogues in a plethora or colours and textures. This year will see lots of new designs and colour ways and I love them all.
I really love the two tone options and also can’t resists the silver finish. They are all so smart and classic.
Womens Shoes and Boots: There are lot’s of other classic shoes in the range, I was really impressed with the mix of colours and materials used.
I saw lots of great boots on display. One of my favourites were these brown boots, I’d wear these with jeans or over leggings with a knitted dress in the colder months. The Kendra lace up shoes, are a modern take on classic 40s shoes and would look really good worn with a classic tweed suit. I love all the metallic leathers in Clarks’ offering this year and I think these silver ones are fab.
I can never resist leopard print, so I was instantly drawn to these shoes and boots. I’d wear the shoes with a plain black dress and tights with some gold jewellery, to let the accessories do the talking.
Kids: Being a mum I couldn’t forget the little ones. I’ve often turned to Clarks in the past when choosing shoes for the girls. They had loads of great stuff for small feet and these are a few I really liked.
The cute brown boots and red and silver shoes behind them, are based on designs from the Clarks archive, so if you love vintage, your little ones feet will look lovely in these. The boots are so soft inside and I think they’d look lovely on Lila. Clarks are also offering their classic dessert boots which were first designed in 1950s for children. I love their glittery trainers, I know my girls would run straight to those if they were choosing their shoes.
For teeny tiny feet, these soft shoes look so warm and comfy for the colder moths.
What do you think of all the shoes? We still have the summer ahead of us and a little while to wait before these are in store, but I’m already choosing which pair of Orlas I’ll be treating myself to!
Shop the currant collection on the Clarks Website.