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A Guide to Court Shoes

With Summer coming to an end, Autumn and Winter styles will be hitting shelves all around the UK. From practical ankle boots to stunning stilettos, there are so many styles to choose from, so you’re sure to be spoilt for choice. If you’re looking for a versatile shoe that is also a great all-rounder, court shoes might just be the perfect choice for you. Comfortable, timeless and beautifully stylish, court shoes are perhaps one of the most enduring styles in the modern world and it’s easy to see why.

Here at Moda In Pelle, we have all the information you need on these wonderful shoes and how to wear them. Once you know a little bit more about them, we can guarantee you’ll want a pair!

What are court shoes?

Calaria Rose Gold Porvair (left) & Dolar Black Leopard Print (right)

Court shoes date back as far as the Regency period, though they were commonly worn by men and only became known as as a woman’s shoe at a later date. Court shoes are usually defined as a type of heeled shoe that has no fastening. They tend to be largely plain, with a medium height heel, though as fashion and styles have adapted, court shoes have moved away from their original, traditional look to become a more varied type of footwear.

Court shoes are generally assembled with a low-cut upper and traditionally have a pointed toe, though rounded and peep-toe variants are also pretty common and can look equally as chic. Some court shoes will have a buckle or other embellishments on the front and are available in a range of colours and patterns, making them a great footwear style for every seasonal wardrobe. Court shoe boots are another variant; a fantastic addition to Autumn wardrobes, they are the perfect combination of an elegant shoe and a luxurious boot.

How should court shoes be worn?

Dolar Black Zebra Patent PU

Court shoes are available with a variety of heel types and heights, from a stiletto style heel to a chunky block heel. Both heel types can look phenomenal but if you struggle to walk in higher heels or heels with a narrow width, then a block heel might be the best choice, as they allow for more even weight distribution and stability.

The heel section of a court shoe should fit flush to your foot and ankle but should be neither too tight or too loose. If the shoe is too tight it can cause blisters and other uncomfortable ailments and strangled feet definitely isn’t a good look! If the shoe is too loose it’s more likely to slip constantly when you walk, which can be equally as uncomfortable. If your shoe fits properly but you still feel discomfort, there are a number of things you can do to make your shoes feel more comfortable.

To ensure you get the best fit and make the most out of your court shoes, why not read our blog post on making high heels more comfortable? We have plenty of tips for loosening up new shoes and what you can use to increase your enjoyment when wearing them.

Choosing the right court shoes to match your outfit

Dolar Burgundy Multi Snake Patent Leather

The style and colour of the shoes that you choose to wear can vary greatly depending on the outfit that you’re pairing them with. The beauty of court shoes is their variety; they can be worn to complement both formal and smart casual outfits and look particularly stunning when worn with formal dresses and pencil skirts.

If you’re looking to achieve a traditional look then it’s difficult to go wrong with a pair of classic black court shoes with a pointed toe in a chic suede, patent leather or matte leather. A natural nude or shimmering rose gold are other fantastic choices for both formal and relaxed outfits, as their neutral shades tone in exquisitely with most other colours. Wear with a smart dress for work or with a figure-hugging bodycon dress for a night out.

If you prefer to jazz things up a bit, our Dolar Black and Dolar Burgundy court shoes are a perfect addition to your mid-to-end of year wardrobe. With eye-catching prints such as leopard print, zebra print and snake print, you’re sure to turn heads! Wear with black leggings or trousers and a floaty top to create a sophisticated, modern look.

Shades such as white, grey, black, nude and brown are easy to pair with most outfits, as their soft colouring helps to bring any ensemble together. Contrastingly, brighter coloured and patterned shoes are best when combined with a more neutral outfit, such as a black dress, and are great at bringing a sense individuality to your wardrobe.

Traditional court shoes look wonderful with pencil dresses and skirts or smart slim-fit trousers and jeans. A classic, comfortable choice for a night out or brunch with friends, it’s hard to find an outfit they won’t compliment. Combine with a matching handbag to truly bring your outfit together.

Alternatively, a block heel can look gorgeous with well-fitting jeans or a flowing skirt. Wonderful for everyday wear due to their comfortable design, block-heeled court shoes are a winner. No matter whether you’re having a relaxing afternoon out shopping or directing an important meeting at work, you’re sure to look and feel elegant.

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Now that you know everything there is to know about court shoes, we’re pretty sure you’ll be thinking about investing in your own pair. Why not take a look at our full collection of fabulous court shoes, here at Moda In Pelle? For even more stunning shoes, browse our latest styles and treat yourself to the latest wardrobe essential.

Can High Heels be Comfortable?

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned wearer of high heels, you’ll be familiar with their reputation for causing pain. If you haven’t experienced it yourself, you’re bound to know at least one woman who has worn a pair of sky-high heels and struggled to walk the next day – the things we do for fashion. 

Heels can make a wonderful addition to your outfit, particularly for special events and on a night out. They’re classy, sassy and fashionable, providing a welcome boost to those looking to gain a little extra height. Most of you will be wondering how to wear high heels without killing your feet and, here at Moda-In-Pelle, we have all the high heel hacks you need to keep your feet feeling comfortable and pain-free

What Shoes To Wear With Each Skirt Type

Hands up who’s loving summer?

After months of waiting and fantasising, summer is finally upon us. From trips to the beach with friends to summer events, there’s just so much to look forward to – and so much warm-weather outfit planning to be done!

Skirts are a firm staple throughout the summer months. Classic, comfortable, cool and stylish, every woman needs a decent selection of skirts in her collection. But, what footwear goes best with each type of skirt? Whether you’re struggling to put together a killer look or you’re simply after some summer footwear inspo, join us here at Moda as we talk through all the shoes to wear with your favourite skirts. 

How To Style Chelsea Boots

Of all the shoes in our collections, a special mention must be made for Chelsea boots.

Boots become an absolute outfit staple through not only winter but also during those trickier transitional autumn and spring months. And Chelsea boots certainly take the top spot when it comes to comfort, versatility and style.

From casual days spent with friends to bigger evenings out, Chelsea boots are a must for any style-savvy lady. If you’re wondering exactly how to wear your ladies Chelsea boots, look no further. Here at Moda in Pelle, we’ve picked a handful of our favourite Chelsea boots styles, detailing how you can wear them to make an impression on any occasion.

 

Chelsea boots for lazy days

On those chilled out days off, comfort is key. You’re relaxing around the house, in your snuggest oversized knitwear and cosy leggings, and you need to pop out: you want to remain comfortable, but still look well put together. In these scenarios, Chelsea boots are your best friend!

One versatile, comfortable pair of Chelsea boots are an absolute wardrobe go-to, bringing an effortlessly chic edge to any look. The Callio Tan Leather Chelsea boots, with their classic style and sophisticated brogue detailing, are guaranteed to bring a refined touch to any lazy day look.

Chelsea boots for the office

Whether you have a big job interview on the horizon or you’re simply looking to step up your day-to-day look around the office, Chelsea boots are a great choice. Try teaming a sleek polo neck shirt with slightly cropped cigarette pants and a tailored blazer. Then, to finish the look, add a low heeled Chelsea boot. Look for subtle colours or patterns to bring a touch of style to your look while keeping it appropriate for the workplace.

Our number one choice for the workplace is the gorgeous Colino Dark Brown Mocc Croc Chelsea boots. Sleek and sophisticated yet with an eye-catching crocodile skin design, these boots will give flair to your workplace ensemble without detracting from your professionalism.

Boots for a European spring city break

Perhaps you’re lucky enough to be jetting off on a city break early this year? If so, you need footwear that is practical and comfortable enough to withstand all the exploring you’ll be doing. Chelsea boots tick all the boxes here. Create a sophisticated European look and fit in with the locals with black skinny jeans, a structured coat and a pair of classic black leather Chelsea boots.

The Ablist Black Leather boots are ideal for days spent exploring new places. The high-quality leather both looks and feels fantastic, while the practical flat style will ensure day-long comfort. For the ultimate fashionable finish, complete your look with a pair of dark sunglasses.

 

Chelsea boots for coffee with friends

Are you heading out with friends and looking to create the perfect look? Chelsea boots are a great versatile choice to finish a whole host of daily looks. Try teaming together fashionable mom jeans with a jacket and cosy scarf, then adding a slightly edgier boot to give your look a twist. Patterned ankle boots or colourful options are ideal here – they are fun and fashionable, but still casual and comfortable enough for day-to-day.

If fun and fashionable is what you’re looking for, look no further than the gorgeous Marian Monochrome Snake Print boots. With a statement snake pattern and a block heel to elevate your look, these ankle Chelsea boots are sure to turn heads wherever you go.

 

Chelsea boots for an evening out

Finally, how about those cocktail evenings or big nights out with the girls? While we all know the power of a stiletto heel, sometimes we just want something that little bit more practical. Perhaps you’re heading out for afternoon-into-evening drinks, and don’t want sore feet by 9 pm? Or perhaps you simply understand the power of a good heeled Chelsea boot! Teamed with a statement dress and an effortlessly cool leather jacket, a pair of heeled boots provide the ideal companion to an evening out.

The Lotis Red Suede ankle boots are our top pick for an evening out. The block heel adds height to your look without being uncomfortable, while the beautiful rich red shade will pair perfectly with an equally striking red lip.

So, are you ready to join the Chelsea boot revolution? If so, why not explore the full Chelsea boots collection at Moda in Pelle? From sassy block heeled Chelsea boots to sophisticated flat options, you’re sure to find a pair to fall head over heels in love with.

How To Style Trainers For Summer

Here at Moda, we love a comfy shoe. And if you’re looking for comfort, you won’t find much better than trainers!

Trainers have experienced a huge surge in fashion over recent years, with the sports luxe trend taking trainers out of the gym, onto the catwalks and into the wardrobes of style-conscious ladies all around the globe.

The 6 Sandals You Need For Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and we all know what that means — sandal season!

We just love summer and everything that comes with it. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and we can finally sit back and enjoy the good old British sunshine. Summer also brings about a whole plethora of events — with summer weddings, relaxed beach trips and BBQs with friends to contend with, you’re going to want to be stepping out in style!

From elegant strappy numbers to effortlessly cool sliders, join us as we run through our favourite women’s sandal trends for the new season, and for all your summer occasions.

Date Night Style Guide: What To Wear On Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day!

Whether you’re heading out on a first date with someone new, being whisked away for a 5* meal with your partner, or you’re embracing girl power on a ladies night out, Valentine’s is the perfect occasion to get dressed up and celebrate all things love.

The tricky part can often be what to wear.

From the relaxed to the formal, here at Moda in Pelle we’ve put together some of our favourite Valentine’s date night looks – so whatever you’re doing, you can be sure to do it in true style.

A cinema and food date

The tried and tested cinema and food combination! It’s a Valentine’s classic. You really do get the best of both worlds with this date; a chance for a chat and some time to relax watch a film together.

When it comes to what to wear, the key thing is to be practical. While style is, of course, at the forefront of your mind, you also need to consider that you’ll be sitting in one spot for a couple of hours. An ultra-tight bodycon skirt may quickly become uncomfortable!

A relaxed fit dress with tights and boots is a great option for a casual cinema date. Opt for an ankle boot with a slight block heel in a rich shade to keep the look fashion forward.

 

Besti Burgundy Leather Boot

A Bowling Trip

A bowling date is a perfect option if you’re looking for a relaxed way to get to know someone a little better. It is laid back and opens up easy opportunities for light and fun conversation.

If you’re heading out on a bowling date this Valentine’s day, keep your outfit casual. Practicality is again important here – you need to be able to move easily and impress with your striking skills! Jeans, high-top trainers and a fun tee or logo sweater are great for keeping comfortable and stylish while embracing the ever fashionable sports-luxe trend.

Argentio Light Pink Leather High-Top Trainers

 

A Sophisticated Dinner

If you’re being whisked away for a fancy meal this Valentine’s Day, take advantage of the opportunity to get a little dressed up. A dress, or a pretty blouse and skirt combo, is perfect for nailing Valentine’s dinner chic. Look out for pretty florals, romantic ruffles and sophisticated lace to keep the look seasonal and on-trend.

When it comes to footwear, a low stiletto is perfect for adding a touch of class to your look. Choose a pair of metallic rose gold heels for a fashionably elegant option.

Carmani Rose Gold Metallic Heel

 

Night Out With The Girls

Perhaps you’re celebrating singledom this Valentine’s Day? Or maybe you’re just using the event as an excuse for a girls night out? Either way, you need a pair of shoes to match the occasion!

A night out calls for a pair of killer heels, and if you’re looking to make a statement you won’t get much better than the stunning Ilari Suede Heels. With their classic court style set on an exquisite gemstone embellished metal filigree heel, these shoes will ensure all eyes are on you on the big night out. Opt for a sophisticated nude shade, team with your favourite glitzy little black dress, and finish the look with the matching Ilaribag Nude Suede Clutch for a Valentine’s ready evening look.

Ilari Nude Suede Heels

 


Whether you’re heading out to paint the town red or you have a more low-key evening planned, ensure you look your best this Valentine’s Day with a selection of ladies shoes, heels and boots from Moda in Pelle.

Lady in Red

There are some things that never go out of style: champagne, a little black dress, Breton stripes – and, we would humbly suggest, a bold flash of red. While our AW17 collection might be all about warm autumnal tones – rich browns, tans and blacks – we’re always a little bit in love with a romantic red shoe. From the classic Hollywood film The Red Shoes to Dorothy’s ruby-red slippers, having a stripe of scarlet in your stride has always captivated the imagination.

For something daring, step out in these stunning high boots, complete with feature tassel detailing, modern styling and a easy-to-wear block heel. We think they’d look fantastic with a pair of smart skinny black jeans, or a classic sweetheart-cut minidress if you’re feeling bold!

For a stylish and sophisticated look, we adore Davita – a sensible mid-heel court that is anything but boring, with subtle cutout detailing and tassel accents to the heels . Pair with a flippy A-line dress for a romantic flamenco-inspired look, or go for oh-so-sexy with some look leggings and a black top with cold shoulders to match the cutout details.