Escape to the countryside!
Being a reasonably practical girl and by reasonable, I mean that there isn’t really much reason for me to be practical with what I choose to place upon my feet. After all, I live in London a city that you can walk across from East to West or North to South and during such a journey, never have to set foot on a single blade of grass. To this end, why should I then accept that if I so choose to travel to the countryside, and by countryside I mean Richmond Park, that I am expected to wear footwear that looks as though it’s been designed by engineers at NASA?
Insensé! I say, this is never going to happen and thus I present to you my solution, one of the great classic designs of footwear, my French Sole lace-up Brogues. Made from the finest leather, they come in tan or black but for my trip to the wilds, in support of my friend’s first horse riding lesson, I opted to wear the latter, so as to match my black jacket and autumnal tartan wool straight-leg trousers.
The Scottish theme, by way of my wardrobe selection, was no accident! Brogues owe their origin to a Gaelic shoe designed for cross-country wear and what with the horses, the deer and being in a Royal Park, I thought perhaps that I might capture the flavour of the Queen’s Balmoral estate before winter sets in. But don’t think for one second that my French Sole lace-up Brogues will only be touring in my imagination, they are the perfect choice of footwear for these cooler autumn days and for the explorer in us all.
I’m very curious how other French Sole fans are styling their French Sole Brogues! Do mention #frenchsoleblogbyamelie on your Instagram and I’ll be reposting the most creative looks on our FS page.