Would you like to win a pair of Airflex Shoes? Here’s your chance to grab a free pair of comfortable but stylish trotters. Read on for entry requirements, and also some handy tips on how to style a day to night look with the same shoes and handbag – worn with different clothes.
Day to Night
I know, I know, we are (so many of us) strapped for time (and cash) these days? Doesn’t life just seem to get busier and busier by the minute, with hardly a moment to think about yourself?
Don’t you just love to have shoes and clothes in your wardrobe that work hard for themselves? The ones that will look great for both day and night? I know I do, and I have a certain amount of favourites which I wear again and again without having to think about what to wear them with or how to style them.
The great thing about living in WA is that you can be as stylish or as casual as you like, and because of our wonderful sunshine and Mediterranean climate, often cool casual is the way to go, with just a little bit of dressiness for night.
A shoe challenge Sister, a challenge
I was contacted by the Airflex Shoes team the other day and they gave me a challenge.
Ha! Now I love me a challenge
“Choose a pair of shoes and a handbag from our latest range, and style them with different outfits; one for day and one for night?”
I’m always up for a challenge, and was really excited when W.Lane offered to supply the clothes because their ranges and styles really suit my age demographic.
What’s great about the W. Lane range of clothes?
Not too, ‘ Itsy- bitsy-pink-bikini-in- your-daughters-clothes’ look, and not too ‘You’re-nearly-a-granny-style’ either.
No, they’re just right for mid-lifers, stylish but fashionable, easy to wear, and often downright practical because I found quite a lot of garments that could be rolled up (without creasing) in a suitcase for travelling. (Do you ever do the ‘scrunch’ test when a sales person isn’t watching?)
So day to night … same shoes and handbag, different outfits – here’s what I came up with.
How to style a day to night look with the same shoes and bag
I chose the Sequel shoes in light taupe because they will go with lots of things, and they’re comfortable but stylish with a wedge heel. They’re pictured above … Cute, aren’t they?
In WA you can end up doing lots of walking, so the pre-requisite from my side was that shoes had to be comfortable for something like a daytime walk along the jetty at Busselton, or otherwise a night time walk from, say a city hotel to a restaurant in Perth – which for me ruled out heels.
A bag needed to be a little bit glitzy for night time, but it also needed to complement the taupe shoes and be big enough for my day time needs, so the platinum Charade bag was a good fit.
Why I like the Airflex range of shoes
I’ve bought shoes from The Airflex shoe brand before because I like the quality materials (leather uppers and linings), and the fact that the shoes are designed for comfort and the price is quite affordable I think (for leather shoes). Have you ever tried them?
There wasn’t a nude or taupe bag to choose, but that would have been boring. So I chose the Charade platinum bag which is a nifty size to carry necessities for both day and night and gives just enough Pazazz for night time without looking too garish for daytime. I can fit in my phone, some lippy, a small note-pad (I am a blogger after all), a small purse and a small tube of sun-tan cream. I love the sheen on this bag, it’s a little bit “Look at me” but not too flashy.
Casual but stylish for day time
During the daytime at this time of year in WA I don’t want to feel to trussed up. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to feel constricted because of the heat. Cut-offs are such a good bet when it comes to the WA climate so whether I’m sitting out by the sea at a Waterfront Restaurant or walking along a beach promenade, cut-offs and a T-shirt are suitable for both eventualities and are casual but stylish. I teamed them with a lightweight peach shirt, to cover up from the sun if necessary.
Evening wear in WA for me needs to be quite casual, because there are not too many places that we would go which require formal wear – so smart, easy to wear and on trend was my brief to myself when choosing.
A feminine floaty summer dress just fits the bill. A light tailored jacket gives it just the right amount of dress-up factor if we decide to go for a fancy-shmansy dinner (where there’s likely to be air conditioning), and of course covers my aging arms which leave a lot to be desired.
And voila! The shoes and the handbag go so well with both outfits that they merge beautifully from day to night with no need for anything extra. I also teamed them with some pyramid pants in coral from W. Lane for an alternative day time look.
“What?”, I hear my friends ask, “We can no longer call you Imelda? Imelda Marcos, she of the many pairs of shoes?”
Ah, ye of little faith!
Win 1 x Pair of Shoes from Airflex
Now it’s your turn.
I have two pairs of Airflex shoes to give away. There’s a pair for a female and a pair for a man.
What do you win?
Each winner will get to choose the Airflex style, colour and size that they like from their nearest Airflex store or from the online collection.
How to enter?
1) Go to the Airflex Online Shop, scroll to the bottom right hand side and “Sign up” to the Airflex Newsletter.
2) LIKE the Airflex Facebook page
3) Write a comment at the bottom of this post (or email me) and tell me why you’d like to win a pair of Airflex shoes. An independent judge will select what they consider to be the most creative or humorous answers. You can use a pseudonym, but you must provide your email. The two winners will be contacted via email.
Who can enter:
Australian and New Zealand residents over the age of 14.
(Sorry to all my international readers!)
Giveaway runs for 14 days and closes: Friday 15th February 2013.
In accordance with my Disclaimer policy, products were supplied to me free of charge by W. Lane and Airflex for editorial consideration.