The Autumn collection from Shoezone contains a pair of shoes that could’ve come straight for a vintage chest stored in granny’s attic. Black, buckled, patent with a dainty shaped heel, the Lilley patent heeled bar shoe is one of my favourite bargains of the new season, a pair of shoes you can wear anywhere – one which I am already living in.
As I get older I find my heels are getting lower (with the exception of Westwood Melissa’s, and my shoe lust haves from Charlotte Olympia which continue to soar like skyscrapers). For daytime wear, or evening occasions where a lot of time will be spent standing up, my heels have to be two kinds of pretty – pretty attractive and pretty sensible. I can confirm the Lilley shoes are both.
I am constantly surprised with just how good the quality is when it comes to Shoezone shoes, especially considering the price tag is under £20. The patent shine and soft insoles make these a very comfortable pair of shoes to wear for a long period of time. They also look really good too, retaining the high shine finish even after you have been wearing them for some time.
The buckle, and cute heel give these shoes a shape that brings 1940s shoes, as well as current designs by Irregular Choice. The shoe could quite easily be a very smart work shoe if teamed with a suit or shift dress, but they also work with retro teadresses, and would look ultra glam with a pencil skirt. I have been wearing these shoes with floral dresses and opaque tights and can see these will work well for Winter – they could look fab with coloured tights too.
The Lilley black patent heeled bar shoe cost just £14 and come in sizes 3-9. I personally think these are an amazing bargain.
*I was sent the shoes from Shoezone in return for a honest review.