I’m a girl who LOVES stiletto heels, so I don’t often wear ‘flats’ unless they are ballet flats or wellington-style winter boots worn with my skinnies.  But new season brogues, ankle boots, cool flats and low heels from Habbot Shoes have made me re-think my stiletto obsession.

For example, these Victorian-inspired lace-up boots are BEYOND comfortable and look fabulously chic with jeans, skirts, dresses, leggings…a versatile addition to your winter wardrobe. And they would work so well with the Victorian-inspired ‘Mary Poppins’ bags I featured from Made of Carpet.

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Brogues in on-trend colours, including oxblood and cobalt, will hot up your winter wardrobe fashionably and quickly. It’s not all about flats, although there are many stylish options. Higher heeled pumps also get the Habbot shoes magic waved over them.

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don't call me penny

Habbot shoes are uniquely designed in Melbourne and made by artisan craftsmen in Italy. Under the design aesthetic of Annie Abbott, Habbot shoes follow her love of colour and detail. Ex Net-a-Porter and sass & bide, Annie’s fashion pedigree and love of shoes had to come together in her own brand.

It’s said that the devil is in the detail…or in Annie’s case, the detail is in the luxury built-in to all Habbot shoes. Annie has emulated the luxury finishing usually found in high-end European brands with detailing such as a piped edge on straps instead of leaving it raw. Or there will be colour contrast detailing between shoe colour and thread colour that pulls together the colour palette.

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don't call me penny

A sense of humour in styling is important to Annie so she meticulously combines style with colour so Habbot shoes say something about the wearer. Delivering new dress shoe options and an adventurous colour palette help women to buy quality without sacrificing other new season essentials.

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don't call me penny

A masculine silhouette for distinctly feminine feet, Habbot shoes will add a creative feel to any outfit…possibly not a ballgown, but hey…I’ve seen tulle ballgowns worn with leather ankle boots before, and that’s a cool look for a confident gal.

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Habbot also has a small range of habbot accessories including Italian leather bags, beanies, gloves (in colours like hot pink fuchsia) and coloured laces (well…why not?). The range of backpacks, totes and cross-body bags are also meticulously designed and manufactured. The bags feature a micro-suede lining and handy internal compartments for the fashionista on the go.

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don't call me penny

don't call me penny

So if you’re looking for Australian-designed, high-quality leather with European styling without the high-end price tag, then check out Habbot. Support local Australian small business and grab yourself something stylish and on-trend that will give you pleasure for years. THAT’S investment dressing.

Are you a brogues girl? How about cool ankle boots? How do you like to style them? Have you bought Habbot shoes before?

And if you liked this article, then you’ll like Made of Carpet, and Convict bags. Check out Tee & Me for cosy knits to go with your new Habbot shoes too.

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