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31 Dec

Summertime Booty Call

Summer is in full swing in the southern regions of the world and especially so in the Mother City! With almost daily heat waves, it seems as though less is more when it comes to dressing for the weather – and footwear is no exception! Stores are packed with every kind of sandal imaginable so finding something appealing should be a breeze right? Wrong! Not for me anyway!

Although I’m a summer baby (born in the hottest month of the year) I live for winter! Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate tropical weather but at times the heat becomes just too overwhelming – or rather what it brings with it. Sweat patches, melting make-up and dare I say it – the dreaded flip flop…

Its not so much the flip flop that I loathe, its more the way in which it fast degenerates (for lack of a better word) an otherwise acceptable outfit if not worn right. So as a winter lover, I pose that we not merely turn to the foot-shaped foam for comfort this summer, but keep in mind the loyal zip-ups, lace-ups and strap-ups that got us through the winter days – Don’t abandon the booty!

Fashion, Style, Ankle Boots, Jumpsuit, polka dots, Normadic, nicole norman

How to wear this look:
For sneaker lovers, wearing a ‘winter’ shoe in summer should prove to be no issue, but for those still a bit sceptical as to the practicality of it all, here are some tips:

  • Wear a very summery outfit: This balances your look as lighter clothing compensates for a closed shoe.
  • Hot or cold. No in-between: Opt for ankle boots or go ultra glam in thigh-high boots which would be a great night look (NYE anyone?).
  • Keep it seamless: Secret socks are a must – not ankle socks – secret socks. 
  • Remember its still summer: Fur, shearling and heavy fabrics are a no-go. Aside from overheating your feet, these trims will definitely make your outfit look out of place.
  • Never wear Uggs: Never. Especially not  in summer. But also generally never. Well, at least  not out of the house!

About my look:
Jumpsuit: Forever 21
White sleeveless shirt: Nicole Norman (yes, my own collection 🙂 )
Ankle Boots: Cotton On
All jewellery: Lovisa

Fashion, Style, Ankle Boots, Jumpsuit, polka dots, Normadic, nicole norman
Fashion, Style, Ankle Boots, Jumpsuit, polka dots, Normadic, nicole norman
Fashion, Style, Ankle Boots, Jumpsuit, polka dots, Normadic, nicole norman
Fashion, Style, Ankle Boots, Jumpsuit, polka dots, Normadic, nicole norman

Image 1: My Instagram @nicole.norman
Photos: Rufaro Fanadzo
Nicole Norman
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