Wardrobe Renovation - Footwear Advice?
First time poster looking for guidance: due to a combination of meagre income and a long distance relationship, I let my wardrobe degenerate over the last couple of years, a sorry state I'm now trying to rectify (albeit gradually and on a small budget). I've been upgrading jeans, trousers, t shirts, shirts and knitwear, and while I've missed the seasonal window to buy a new winter overcoat/pea coat, I'm on the look out for a smart blazer or jacket. I'm less certain of what to do about shoes, however, with a collection of odds and sods that may be sufficient, or sorely lacking - I just don't know! At the moment I have:
1 x pair black pointed formal/work shoes
1 x pair dark brown shoes, similar to above
1 x navy blue canvas plimsoll shoes (a little 'bright', but work with jeans in summer)
1 x Base London grey suede lace up shoes, rubber sole, no heel (no idea as to style, but casual)
To which I've added:
1 x pair good black Chelsea boots
1 x pair good tan brogue boots.
While the boots have added some much needed versatility, I don't know where to go next. Perhaps I'm missing a pair of trainers or casual 'go to' shoes to wear on casual errands or Saturday afternoons, but as I'm not particularly sporty I've never been keen on traditional trainers or hi-tops, although I recognise their benefits. Similarly, I'm unsure about chukka or desert boots, especially as I've just purchased two pieces in a boot style. Are loafers the way to go? In terms of casual shoes or trainers, is their a balance to be struck between comfort and fashion? Approaching 30, I'm dubious about investing in Converse and their like ........