Flat footwear: Carvela Moccasin

Denim JeansAs a general note my sartorial preference when it comes to shoes is comfort and ankle exposure. When you have good looking ankles they must either be seen or adorned with printed hosiery, which is why I am all about loafers, moccasins, low cut sneakers and brogues when it comes to my selection of flat footwear.

With winter practically on its way out, good summer flats don’t just fall within the sandals category. In fact, I think it is really inappropriate for one to wear sandals in the workplace, so I am always on the look out for ankle exposing flats that can transition comfortably from day to night and from work to play, which sounds easy, but actually isn’t given my proclivity for owning pieces that subtly make a statement. I’m a sucker for oxymorons. 

I’m not going to lie to ya’ll and pretend that I walked into Spitz and immediately gravitated to the back of the Sandton store where the Carvela moccasins are all displayed. In fact I never go there, so I was really surprised when I found myself interested in these black patent leather Carvela moccasins, which are (even with the Skhothane name-calling  from my sassy friends) everything I like – shiny, black, simple and leather.

Styling Tip: Like any masculine ankle exposing shoe, the key to styling a Carvela Moccasin is to keep it simple. In my opinion trousers or jeans (cropped or rolled up to expose the ankle) work best with this shoe. Denim Jeans Carvela Denim Jeans Carvela

Clothing Credits: Blazer from H&M | Grey Turtleneck from Woolworths |Arc 3D low boyfriend jeans from G-Star RAW  at Superbalist | Carvela Moccasins from Spitz | Sunglass from Giorgio Armani at Sunglass Hut 

Photography by Keagan Kingsley Green of Gold Creatures

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