53 WAYS TO WEAR A PAIR OF BROWN HEELED SANDALS

 Hello readers and visitors of this little digital place to call my own. As you  know, I like to promote fashion sustainability on my blog. There are many ways to be more sustainable.  One of them is shopping one's closet (something I always enjoyed). That may be why I like to put together these posts where I show you X ways to wear a item. Sometimes the number is 30, sometimes it is higher or lower. Anyhow regardless of how high or low the number of wears is, I find these posts worth sharing. Why I'm mentioning number 30? I do it because it is a sort of reference point for 'green fashion'. The basic idea is that you need to wear an item at least 30 times to make it sustainable.

30 wears challenge is this great movement that tries to promote fashion sustainability and reducing our carbon imprint by challenging us to wear an item 30 times. I think this idea is great because it promotes shopping our closet and making the most out of what we have. I think it is important (not just in fashion, but also in life) to be grateful and appreciate what we have instead of always wanting something else.  So, I had planned to do a 30 wear post for this pair of heeled brown sandals. However, what I discovered is that I have already worn this pair more than that. Browsing my archives, I discovered I have worn this pair of brown sandals fifty-three times (hence the title for this post- 53 ways to wear a pair of brown heeled sandals). Taken that I don't photograph every single outfit I wear, it is possible that the number is even higher than that. I don't remember how much I payed for them, but I remember they weren't expensive (bought in some local shop in Mostar). I'm pretty sure that the price is down to pennies per wear.

Thinking about it some more, it is hardly surprising I've worn this pair so much. The straps are made from leather and hence quite comfortable in the summer. The heel is high but the sandals come with a platform, meaning that the heels is actually shorter than it looks. In other words, these sandals make me taller but they are wonderfully comfortable to walk in. Small wonder I have worn them so much. I don't remember when exactly I bought this pair, I'm thinking maybe 3 or 4 summers ago. I'm sure I'll wear them at least a few more times in the future. Without further ado, here is how I wore them in the past. 






#1

#1 WITH A MATCHING BROWN CARAMEL BAG, VINTAGE SKIRT AND WHITE TUNICS
This was a fun outfit that I wouldn't mind repeating once summer returns (or maybe I could adjust it for autumn weather by adding a blazer). This white tunics will get its '30 or more wears' one of these days for sure.


#2
#WITH A RUFFLED SHIRT , WHITE DOTTED PENCIL SKIRT AND A YELLOW BAG- Another outfit that I wouldn't mind wearing again. This bag is plastic but it is very sustainable as I have worn it over 45 times!

#3
#3 WITH A PASTEL BLUE FLORAL DRESS AND A BLUE BEACH BAG- I think I still have this dress but I need to dig it out of my closet. I'm not very organized when it comes to my closets.


#4
#4 WITH A PASTEL PINK DRESS AND MINI BEIGE BAG- This was a recent styling of mine. I plan to blog more about this vintage pink dress, but I'm waiting for Pink October to do it. 

#5
#5 WITH A GRECIAN BLUE DRESS AND EARTH TONED STRAW BAG

#6

#6 WITH A PAIR OF WHITE JEANS, A WHITE TUNICS AND A BEACH BAG

#modaodaradosti FIVE EASY CHIC SUMMER OUTFIT IDEAS THAT DON'T INVOLVE DRESSES
#7

#7 WITH A HAND PAINTED T-SHIRT, A  TOTE BAG AND BEIGE  FLARED PANTS
#8
#8 WITH A WHITE DOTTED SKIRT , A WHITE TUNICS AND A BLACK BAG

#9 WITH A YELLOW JUMPSUIT 


#modaodaradosti
#10 WITH A VINTAGE BROWN BELT, A CHERRY PRINT DRESS AND STRAW ACCESSORIES
#11 WITH A DENIM SKIRT, PETER PAN SHIRT AND A BROWN CARAMEL BAG
VISIT HUTOVO BLATO WITH #MODAODARADOSTI
#13 WITH BEIGE CROCHET MAXI DRESS, DIY NECKLACE AND SCARF
#14 WITH JEANS AND A NAVY PRINT DRESS
#15 WITH A BLACK DRESS, DIY NECKLACE AND BLACK LEGGINGS
#MODAODARADOSTI 10 WAYS TO WEAR A BLUE AND RED NAUTICAL PATTERN DRESS
#16 WITH NAVY PRINT DRESS AND A STRAW HAT

#17 WITH RED PENCIL DRESS WITH RUFFLED SLEEVES, BLUE STATEMENT NECKLACE, TOTE BAG
#18 WITH WHITE CHERRY PRINT DRESS AND TOTE BAG
#19 WITH A MINI FLORAL DRESS, A VINTAGE VEST AND BLUE BEACH BAG
#20 WITH A 'WET' METALLIC DRESS, A DIY NECKLACE AND MINI BROWN BAG

#21 WITH A BELTED CHERRY PRINT DRESS AND BURGUNDY BAG
#22 WITH JEANS AND WHITE TUNICS
#modaodaradosti FIVE EASY CHIC SUMMER OUTFIT IDEAS THAT DON'T INVOLVE DRESSES
#24 WITH JEANS, A BLUE VINTAGE SHIRT AND A BLACK BAG
#25 WITH A MINI STRIPED SKIRT AND A GRAPHIC BLACK TEE



#26 WITH A BLUE PLEATED SKIRT, PETER PAN SHIRT AND A YELLOW BAG
#27 WITH A LILAC DRESS LAYERED WITH A LILAC SKIRT (PLUS A BEIGE BAG WITH DIY PEDANT)


#modaodaradosti #bluepleatedskirt #pleatedskirt
#28 WITH A NAVY PRINT DRESS LAYERED WITH A BLUE PLEATED SKIRT




#29 WITH A STRIPED MINI, WHITE TUNICS AND BURGUNDY BAG


#30 WITH A LILAC SKIRT FROM OZZ, WHITE TUNICS AND A MINI BAG 
#31 WITH A NAVY PRINT DRESS, BLACK LEGGINGS AND A SAIL HAND MADE BAG
#32 WITH STRIPED DRESS, TOTE BAG AND A STRIPED CAP

#33 WITH A YELLOW DRESS, OLIVE VEST AND A CARAMEL BAG


#34 WITH A FLORAL DRESS, PINK SCARF AND TOTE BAG

#35 WITH A GREY MINI SKIRT, A GRAPHIC TEE AND A TOTE BAG

#36 WITH A DENIM SKIRT, RED TOP AND A BEACH BAG


#37 WITH JEGGINGS, A TUNICS AND A TOTE BAG


#38 WITH A WHITE TUNICS WITH FLORAL PRINT, JEANS AND A YELLOW BAG


#39 WITH A WHITE AND BLUE TUNICS, WHITE JEANS AND A TOTE BAG

#40 WITH A YELLOW GALEB ADRIATIC DRESS AND A MAXI YELLOW, A REDBUBBLE TOTE BAG (FROM MY SHOP) AND GREEN SCARF
#41 WITH A MIXED PRINT DRESS AND YELLOW BAG

#42 WITH A MINI FLORAL DRESS, PINK SCARF, GOLD BELT AND STRAW BAG




#43 WITH A MAXI GYPSY SKIRT AND A RED FLARED SLEEVED TOP


#44 WITH A YELLOW TOP, BLACK PENCIL SKIRT AND A STRAW HAT


#45 WITH A BLUE ONE SHOULDER DRESS, A STRAW BAG AND GREEN SCARF FROM AVON

#46 WITH JEANS,  WHITE DOTTED T-SHIRT, YELLOW SCARF AND BAG 

#47
47# WITH A FLORAL MODA IN DRESS and BIRCH THREE EARRINGS - Another dress that got lost in the black hole that is my closet! I really need to find it. 

#48
48#WITH A STRIPED CAP, SAIL HAND MADE BAG AND CHERRY PRINT DRESS 
#49

#49 WITH A BLACK A-LINE DRESS, A BROWN LEATHER MINI BAG AND GREY EARRINGS


#50


#50 WITH A RED PENCIL A-LINE DRESS WITH RUFFLED SLEEVES, DIY NECKLACE,  BURGUNDY BAG AND STRIPED CAP

#51 WITH A RED VINTAGE BUTTON UP A-LINE DRESS, BURGUNDY BAG AND SCARF WORN AS BELT
#51
#52

#52 WITH A DARK BLUE FLORAL DRESS AND PURPLE SCARF 

&  FINALLY OUTFIT NUMBER #53 WITH A STRAW HAT, BLACK BAG AND A PINK VINTAGE DRESS 
#53


As always, thank you for reading and stopping by. Have a great week ahead!

Comments

  1. lindas sandalias geniales looks te mando un beso

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  2. The sandals are beautiful and lots of interesting ways to style them!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  3. It's impressive you have worn these heels so much! they are a nice neutral that go with so much, as these photos show! it's always fun to look back on the ways we've worn things. I think I repeat shoes a lot as I don't have a big shoe collection - I'm not really a shoe person! And now with my knee injury I can't wear all the shoes I have so I'm basically just in sneakers all the time!

    Hope you had a great weekend :) We managed to enjoy some time outdoors despite the colder than usual spring weather!

    Away From The Blue

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  4. I love that you’ve paired the sandals with so many different pieces. Versatile and sustainable. What a win.

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  5. Wow, you have traveled a lot in these shoes and they still look great! Of course, I wouldn't be able to walk in them. I just don't do heels anymore. I fell once down some cement stairs while wearing high heels and well..just don't do it anymore.

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  6. Lovely outfits! thanks for doing the challenge!

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  7. You heels is so versatile,
    love your outfits.

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  8. Well done Ivana! I totally agree with you, we have to be more careful and try to use as much as possible our clothes :) I have a pair of sandals too since... 2012? 2013? They are my favorites and hopefully I can continue using them! Have a lovely week!

    www.luciagallegoblog.com

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  9. Hai scelto proprio un paio di sandali super versatili, Ivana!
    Sia per colore che per forma si adattano molto bene a praticamente ogni tipo di look,direi un investimento decisamente conveniente!
    E sei stata anche proprio brava a tenere a mente tutte le volte che li hai indossati, io non ci avrei mai fatto caso!^^
    Carinissimi tutti i look, ma devo dire che mi piacciono in particolare sulle combinazioni un pò più casual, soprattutto quelli con le gonne svolazzanti :)
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com/

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  10. Great outfits ;) You look beautiful ;)

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  11. I love that I can choose a clothing or shoe item and be able to wear it in different shapes and combinations.
    I loved your looks with this sandal, beautiful! :)

    https://www.heyimwiththeband.com.br/

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  12. Great versatility these sandals have! I'm impressed! And great styles!
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  13. Photos you shared are amazing! Beautiful sight seeing photos. You look perfect with these clothes. Have a wonderful day,

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  14. You have certainly worn them a great number of times! They are super versatile and agreat colour and shape.
    My favourite outfits of this lovely match are: the yellow jumpsuit, the black satin dress and the wonderful high necked red dress!

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  15. Those heels are amazing. They go with anything and everything! :-D

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  16. Wow, well done on 53 wears, Ivana! I don't aim for a specific number, but since I buy most of my clothes second-hand, I assume they have had a few wears before they join my closet...and when I pass things along, they get even more.

    Shopping from my closet is a lot of fun - but I do like to have new things so that my style stays fresh. I've also noticed that my style evolves and changes over time, so something I loved last year just doesn't work for me this year (for example). The general avoidance of shopping retail is my goal. :)

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  17. These are the kinds of shoes that every woman needs Ivana. Because as you've shown, they seriously go with everything. I think that's why shoes are one thing I will spend more money on if they are comfortable AND stylish.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. same here. Shoes are worth the investment because they affect our posture and how we walk- and thus affect our health.

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  18. What a bevy of gorgeous outfits you have treated us to here! Well done on 53 wears!
    I've got a pair of brown heeled sandals as well. They are Clarks and the epitome of comfort, but sadly after years of wear (I might have worn the hundreds of times) they are now looking a bit scruffy. I still haven't been able to bring myself to ditch them, though! xxx

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  19. With the state of climate change, we could all try to be a little more sustainable with our actions and shopping our own closets and rewearing items is a good way to do that. I haven't really been actively tracking my wears but I'm pretty sure I have a decent number of pieces that have passed the 30 wear mark.

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