Wee Find: Orla Kiely X Clarks AW14
British designer Orla Kiely’s second collection of shoes for Clarks has just arrived, and they’re the perfect combination of retro 60s styling with big-time comfort.
If you fancy getting your hands, er feet, on a pair or two, you had better move fast. These wee beauties aren’t going to hang around for long, with their London Fashion Week pedigree and high street prices.
The capsule collection consists of six different styles in different colour ways. The attention to detail throughout the collection is signature Orla Kiely; think punched holes, contrasting trims and 60s-inspired oversized buckles and buttons.
Combined with the comfort of Clarks Plus cushioning and leather inner socks, these kicks look like they’ll go the distance in your winter wardrobe.
You can see how well the shoes work with Orla Kiely’s retro-inspired, girlish fashion collection for autumn/winter 2014. I’ve featured some of my favourite looks below – purely for your weekend viewing pleasure.
Featuring a colour palette of typical autumnal shades of browns, rust and moss green, the occasional pastel (via pale pink, lemon and dove grey) adds an unexpected twist.
This season’s new love affair with high-waisted, slim-line cropped trousers is also evident throughout the collection. Be inspired by the way they’re styled for Orla Kiely’s look book and wear them with a heeled Mary Jane, tights (or knee-highs) and a fitted sweater or cardie.
If you haven’t tried on a pair of high-rise, cropped trousers or jeans recently, you might want to give it a go. I reckon you’ll be surprised by just how good they look!
Tell me: are you an Orla Kiely fan? Which shoes are your favourites?