Isn't it funny how sometimes the things you pick up on a complete whim can become some of your most-worn items? A few years ago I bought a pair of shiny silver lace up brogues from the sale shelf in Tesco, as part of my weekly shop. They cost a whole £6 and I wasn't sure whether I would wear them much, if at all. In fact, I'm now looking for some alternatives to replace them with, as I've worn them so much that the shiny silver covering has worn right off at the fronts, leaving patches of white underneath.
Here's a little shortlist of the possible replacements I've found thus far..
001: These aren't really that similar at all, but considering how well buying on a whim went last time, perhaps starry glitter trainers are the way forward?
002: These Espirit brogues are probably the closest match to what I;'m trying to replace. They have more sole than 005, which probably makes them harder wearing, and less than 006 or 004 which seem to be creeping more into creeper territory.
003: These ones are probably the least likely option - they remind me of a pair of shoes my Nan used to save for cruise ships, which I think is how they made the cut - nostalgic pumps.
How do you go about trying to find a replacement for one of your wardrobe staples? I find it quite difficult when trends dictate the styles available each season.