Hello dearies! After the popularity of my first Inside My Wardrobe post, I decided to make it a bit of a series and share about my winter shoes and what I wear to keep my feet warm, i.e. socks and tights. Let’s step right in, shall we? Sorry, I couldn’t resist making such an opportune pun. 😀
After the past few years of living through Ohio Winters, I have realized the necessity of having a pair of boots for the winter. Low-cut shoes are all well and nice, but having a pair of boots that completely cover your feet are much handier when the temperatures are below freezing outside. I finally invested in these lovely Millicent Boots from Miss L. Fire this Winter, and I am loving them thus far. I avoid wearing them in the snow if I can help it, since I want to keep them as nice as possible for as long as I can, but they do the job of keeping my feet warm in the freezing cold, unclouded days.
The two pairs of shoes shown above are my “house” shoes. I rotate between house shoes and slippers depending on my outfit, and how my feet are feeling, in order to preserve my socks from the wear and tear of direct contact with the floor. This week I have blisters galore from a ball we attended on Saturday, so slippers have been the rule of the day until my feet recover.
The brand of my house shoes is Beautifeel, and I got them second-hand via Instagram. I love the practical low heel, and believe me they are COMFORTABLE! A low heeled shoe with a buckle actually works well across multiple style decades of the 20th century, though I must confess they verge on being slightly “old-fashioned” in the 40s era. But, they have a vintage feel to them, and they protect my socks from wearing out to quickly, so I give them two thumbs up. Speaking of socks…
These are three of the five pairs of wool blend socks that I own. They are made by Warm Legwear, which I highly recommend; their products are some of the best that I have found in the wool sock department. If I wear these socks I will also typically be wearing my long-johns under my skirt, so that my entire lower half is covered and protected from the cold (let’s just say really cold weather doesn’t agree with my skin). On the other hand, I will wear a pair of tights with my shorter, knee-length skirts, since I don’t really care for the slight gap between where my socks end and where my skirt begins that so often occurs with such a combination. Tights provide a smooth line, while keeping me entirely warm. I have yet to invest in some wool tights, though I intend to for the next Autumn/Winter season, but my acrylic, nylon, and cotton pairs are serving me quite well until I do.
Do you wear shoes or slippers to protect your socks from wearing out?
What is your favorite brand of wool socks?
What else would you like to see for an Inside My Wardrobe post?
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer