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Keep your feet warm this winter

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The bitterness of winter is here. Like most Aussies (located in ACT or regional NSW), this is the time for hibernation. But… it doesn’t have to be this way, you don’t have to suffer. Here are some tips on how to keep your feet warm and cosy this winter so you can brave the weather and not become a hermit.

Winter mornings are the worst; no one wants to get up when it’s -5 outside. We all have that fleeting thought of staying in bed all day, but alas we must get up. First things first; make sure you have quality UGG boots. You can’t go past Tidal by UGG Australia. These beauties are 100% Australian made from 100% natural Australian merino double-faced sheepskin. You will feel instantly cosy and worm when you slip into a pair.

Once you’ve taken that first step to get out of bed, put the heater on and get dressed, you are now ready to brave the weather. A comfy pair of ankle boots will be your best friend this winter. When choosing a casual boot, go with a simple style that can go with most outfits. Human Premium offers high quality leather shoes and boots that are on trend. CYPRUS and SUMY are two of Human Premiums newest look boots that can be paired with any outfit. Both styles offer fantastic support and comfort with fully lined leather meaning they will keep you warm and dry.

The trick to keeping warm is layers, everyone knows this. The secret weapon to keeping your feet warm while out is wearing Heat Holder socks. Heat Holders are made from a specially developed heavy bulk yarn which has extreme thermal qualities. Wear day or night under your boots and you’ll be one happy chappy.

For a more formal look, swap your flat ankle boots for something with a heel. NELLA by Human Premium and THEO by Lipstik are two of the most popular boots this season. The simple sleek lines give any outfit a touch of sophistication, perfect for an evening out.

It may be cold outside, but you don’t have to be.

Find your perfect winter boot at FSW Shoes.

The Corset Effect – tips and trick to wearing the lace-up shoe

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You can find almost any item of clothing with corset details these days. If you are interested in the look but aren’t ready to dive in, you can dip your toes in the water by investing in accessories and shoes that draw inspiration from the style.

The trick is finding the footwear that compliments your own individual look and of course there are some rules to follow when wearing the corset style so we don’t end up looking a trussed up Christmas turkey.

Rule #1 – Don’t top to toe it. Choose one piece and work with that.

Rule #2 – Don’t tie too tight. The lacing needs to be firm enough to stay in place, but not so tight you start to resemble a roll of deli meat

Rule #3 – With your shoes, try placing the bow at the back. This will show off the shape of your ankle and will also negate the dreaded ‘cankle’ which is the last thing any of us want.

Rule #4 – Pick a style that suits you.

Don’t forget, this is a trend to have fun with. Here are some of our favourite lace up options at FSW Shoes.

The Spring Racing Shoe Guide- Part 1

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It’s that time of the year. Spring is here and you’re off to the races! Party that is! If you have a line up of parties and spring events to attend and you’re on budget- but do not want to compromise your fashion in public or wear the same thing you wore last year, then keep reading. Be realistic and be smart this season because it’s not just your outfit you’ll be spending money on.

Find a dress that suit your style and fit, then find the right shoes to pair it with. Here are different styles of trending shoes  that you can buy at FSW Shoes BELOW $70.

The Elegant Floral Look

Try nude or taupe  heel, it matches well with natural and light coloured dresses. Dress it up with smaller jewellery and try a feathered hair pin rather than a full fascinator- maintaining a minimal approach but with the hint of elegance.

*note: Wearing nude/tan heels will make your legs look longer with a short dress.

Shop Shoes> Arrie Nude by London Rebel

Dress from House of Fraser | Hair pin from Etsy 
Clutch from Colette |  Earrings from Overstock

Arrie

The Bold Look

For a more vibrant and sassy look, pair your dress with a bold coloured heels, featuring a single strap across the toes and a wide elastic strap at the ankle with a back zipper. Try it in HOT Pink!

FSW Price: $59.99
Shop Shoes> Gun Pink by Ko Fashion

Dress from ASOS | Clutch from Colette 
Fascinator from Enhance Fashion Accessories

Gun

Keep it sassy!

If you’re looking for a more dramatic and sexy look, a pair of lace up heels or cut-out heel shoes will do the trick. The shoes should not distract your whole outfit but it should complement your dress. Keep the heels slim and in black.

FSW Price $69.99
Shop Shoes> Kara Black by Lipstick

Dress from ASOS | Earrings from Colette
Fascinator from Ebay | Clutch from Colette

Kara

Spring Whites

According to the latest fashion in Melbourne, plenty of white dresses walked the runway this SS2015, particularly short white dresses.

Short white dresses are great for this time around, keeping the look fresh for spring. Add some texture on the white dress and keep it short than long. Pair your outfit with a pair of champagne coloured heels with a nice tiny ankle strap with bit of glitter on your shoes to give it some ‘bling’.

FSW Price: $69.99
Shop Shoes> Carmen Champagne Glitter

Dress from Forever New | Earrings from Saks Fifth Avenue
Clutch from FSW | Fascninator from Rachel Trevor Morgan

Carmen

Platform racing

Platform heels can be very comfortable to wear when you’re wearing it the whole day. But choose the right platform for the right dress. You can try it in beige/ nude colour and pair with a coloured pastel dress featuring a t-bar and a buckle strap.

FSW $59.99
Shop Shoes> Saber Wheat by London Rebel

Dress from Forever New | Clutch from Colette | Flower crown from K is for Kani

Saber

Or you can also try with a black micro-suede platform heel with a single strap across featuring a side buckle strap.

FSW $59.99
Shop Shoes> Spunky Black Suede by London Rebel

Earrings  from Colette

Spunky

 

PRACTICE left and right!
When you’re on your feet in heels partying all day at racing events, make sure you are confident and comfortable wearing your shoes!  When you don’t normally wear heels often, it’s a definite must to practice wearing your new pair of shoes before heading out.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you walk and stand elegantly at the races!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QkT4F4bb6U

Visit www.fswshoes.com.au for more shoes at smart prices.
Free shipping on ALL orders over $99, anywhere in Australia.

Note: The shoes shown on the blog  can be purchased on the FSW website and in-store. The dress/ outfit used on the blog are styling examples only.