How to look fabulous in comfortable shoes – Plus win a new pair from Antelope Shoes!

by Sylvia

How to look fabulous in comfortable shoes - Plus win a new pair from Antelope Shoes! | 40plusstyle.com

Women love shoes. That is a fact!

Even though I have always been more focussed on clothes, the last few years that focus has shifted towards shoes.

It now often happens that I will start with shoes when I dress and built an outfit around them.

That was certainly the case with this outfit which started with these fabulous booties.

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As I have grown older though, I have also become more sensible.

Shoes need to look nice, absolutely. But they also need to fit well and make sure you can walk in them. It’s always tough to find that balance between shoes that look modern and hip while at the same time find shoes that are comfortable.

I already introduced you to Antelope shoes a while ago. This brand makes unique shoes that are also comfortable AND very clever as you soon will see.

When they invited me to select a pair from their new collection I was immediately drawn to these black booties.

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I absolutely love booties and have worn them quite a bit. Despite living in hot Singapore. (I think I would wear them all the time if I lived in a colder climate).

I love how modern booties look with skirts and dresses and they are also perfect when wearing with capris and cropped pants or leggings as in the example below.

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Booties that trick the eye

Do you notice something different with these booties?

It’s probably tough to see from these pictures but you may notice that my legs look pretty long here, despite the heel of the booties being a modest 0.7″. That is because inside the shoes is a wedge sole hidden within, giving you an additional three inches!

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What I like about that is that you don’t get the look of high heels but you have still added 3.7” to your height which makes you look long and lean. You are doing it in secret! This gives your overall look a more casual chic and effortless feel.

Despite the extra height, the booties are still very comfortable. I can’t test them out for long walks here but I could easily shop in these. The inside is soft and padded and covered in leather.

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Full outfit details

Black ankle booties: Antelope
Perfect 10 tunic: Stella Carakasi
Skirt: Pablo Nevada (old)
Ready to wear leggings: Stella Carakasi

Win your own pair of Antelope shoes!

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Antelope has been so kind to offer all 40+Style readers a chance to a win a FREE pair of shoes of your choice from Antleope’s new fall-winter 2015 collection.

All you have to do is visit Antelope with this link or one of the other links in the article and enter your email address in the pop-up window that appears to win. This will also sign you up for the Antelope newsletter.

Antelope will draw a random email from all entries and the winner will be emailed and announced on this blog next week.

If you like to shop right now and get yourself a fabulous pair of shoes or booties straight away, everyone will receive the gift of $30 off your new pair. Just visit Antelope Shoes and see the discount code in the popup that appears. When choosing your size, my experience is that Antelope shoes size comfortably. When you are in between sizes, choose a size down.

So head on down to Antelope and enter to win! The contest is open worldwide and open until Tuesday 17 November.

Which shoes would you love to win?

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Daenel T.

Those booties are all kinds of fabulous. I could so see them with a cute dress and a pair of tights as well. Also loving your tunic. Have a great day!

Rebecca P

Wow! I am really struggling with shoes for the same reasons AND because I have wide feet. It is just not worth the pain! So I NEED cute comfortable shoes!

Elaine

Love the boots Sylvia,and thank you for the offer. I like 700 Heels and 486 Closed Back Sandal. Will be using the $30 off coupon on one of those!

beate

cool shoes! and i too love the look of booties with knee length skirts. i was searching my actual pair for 2 years – full leather, middle brown color, laced without zipper. and endlessly comfy! 🙂
xxxxx

Elle

How very Tom Cruise. Great for height challenged ladies 🙂

Patti

Those are the coolest booties – I love the secret height lift! Thanks for linking up,

Patti
http://notdeadyetstyle.com

Greetje

I always have problems with booties under skirts. I only like certain styles and I cannot even remember what style that is. I think my new brown ones (copied from Daniela) are pretty good. But you picked very good ones too. Very clever of the brand to have a secret heel. Love them best with the leggings (of course).
You really found your brand with Stella Carakasi too, didn’t you?

Teri

New follower from Beverly Like Hills–thanks for the giveaway, I’ll take the 671 Booties! Fingers crossed. Love your blog, btw.

Sabina @Oceanblue Style

I sooo love the ones you are wearing because wear flats all the time :))) Best, Sabina | Oceanblue Style

sherry

I love the black botties! It looks great with the tights. I will be ordering something from there website. Thank you!

Bernadette

I live in the South of France, and I have found in Nice a german shoe company called Gabor. They have shoes and boots which are very comfortable and also very sharp looking. I am a complete fan.

Mary

It’s been difficult finding great boots or shoes that are comfortable and flattering. These are perfect but for those of us who can’t afford $200+ shoes, it’s a bit disheartening. At least I know what will look good, and I can hope to win the drawing.

Patti

Cute booties! I checked out the Antelope site and loved the 255 Mary Janes – practical for work and with some unique details.

Elaine Campbell

I adore the 674 Ankle Booties. Fingers crossed (or is it ankles?). I would love to win these!

Annah

love ankle boots , because the are versatile and can be worn with any outfit.

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