The granny shoe trend, what say you? This style of shoe which I would describe as a heeled loafer was quite the rage in the sixties. I have a distinct memory of going through my grandmothers closet and looking at all her old fashioned shoes and being quite amused. And I remember watching movies and TV shows from the sixties and seventies—shows like The Brady Bunch and looking at the styles and thinking people had lost their minds. And those blocked heeled loafers were the worst offenders. But they are, to my amazement, back.
And as I have had zero experience wearing this style of shoe I must admit I am finding it a bit challenging. What exactly do you wear them with? Skinny jeans? Umm nope. Coulottes? Perhaps. Skirts? Maybe a long pleated skirt would do the trick. A mini dress? Um no, that may be a bit too much of blast from the past. A long layered midi dress? This would certainly be more on trend. Though that said, I have yet to wear these shoes. I am struggling on how to style them with the clothes I currently own. Wide cut trousers are another option, I just do not own a lot of them.
By trying out a challenging trend with a less expensive option, it gives you time to figure it out
This pair of granny shoes I picked up at DSW are from Life Stride. They are surprisingly comfortable and very affordable at $39.99. So if this is a trend you want to dip your toe in and do not want spend a lot of money I would recommend these stylish kicks.
By trying out a challenging trend with a less expensive option, it gives you time to figure it out. And if you find you can wear them and style them in a way that you like, then you can always get a more expensive or designer pair in a similar style.
And if any of you have any suggestions on how to style this type of shoe please feel free to share your advice. I could use the help.