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She's waited long enough: now it's time. Shortstoriesandskirts is letting spring into her wardrobe.

 

It’s a magical, yet underrated, time of year! Just like a newly forming flower, it’s the moment when we finally awake from our winter slumber, moving away from the darkness and transitioning towards the light, ready to open up and start unfurling our petals again!

Catching the light: Shortstoriesandskirts is shedding the winter gloom.

A similar process starts to happen in our wardrobes too, as we slowly peel off the layers in favour of fresher, thinner fabrics. But this can be challenging when it comes to footwear. A closed shoe or boot can be too much, and yet a sandal just somehow isn’t enough. Thankfully though, Högl, our shoe heroes, save the day once again with their new AGATE slingback heels - the missing link we’ve long been searching for! Their solution is a shoe made from mesh fabric. Bang on trend, and at an affordable price without compromising on quality or style. It’s the perfect transitional heel! A light and airy material that still offers that all-important protection for this time of year, what’s not to love?!

Pure femininity. If you enjoy wearing special shoes to show off your feminine side, then these transparent slingbacks are the perfect choice.

If you checked out my recent article, “The Architecture of Shoes”, too, then you’ll be well versed in the Bauhaus movement that Högl have drawn inspiration from in the design and construction of their latest collection. AGATE also follows the key principle of function over form. Not only have Högl created a beautiful shoe, but also a practical one too: with anti-slip pads in the soles, this is as comfy as high heels get! The mesh material, an on-trend fabric seen on countless runways, and with a timeless elegance running through its very core, has close links with the Bauhaus style.

“Not only have Högl created a beautiful shoe, but also a practical one too: with anti-slip pads in the soles, this is as comfy as high heels get! The mesh material, an on-trend fabric seen on countless runways, and with a timeless elegance running through its very core, has close links with the Bauhaus style.”

The cool logo print that first caught my eye is just a lovely extra little style bonus too. When it comes to styling this perfect heel, the world is your oyster! The shoe goes with a multitude of outfits, from a beloved Little Black Dress to a trusty pair of denims. Cool or chic, it’s as versatile as it is comfortable! I decided to style it with a modern, elegant look, reflecting the artistic and minimalist surroundings of the art gallery I shot it in. I also picked out a combo of black top and white trousers to continue with my light and dark concept and symbolise the transition of seasons, bound with and united by the sling-pump AGATE.

Modern environment, modern look, sophisticated shoes - it’s a match!
The Högl logo pattern adds the perfect finishing touch to the fine, breathable mesh fabric.

I’m so glad I discovered these little seasonal savers. But best of all, these shoes don’t clash with or distract from any of the outfits I’ve worn them with, yet neither are they boring. They still make a style statement and all without stealing the show. I’m sure you’ll have as much fun as I did styling them up or down, joining in with the current mesh trend, and unfurling your petals too!