Any colour you like as long as it is black – that is what the original Harrison t-bar school shoes are known for. But Wilde, a manufacture of very similar t-bar shoe, you can pick any colour you like.
In 2012 they released their ‘Jenny’ t-bar school in six new colours.
Pity they don’t seem to be available any more. 😦
Established back in 1998, Wilde has created the perfect expression of affordable fashion footwear with market leading attention to quality, comfort and value all with a designer inspired point of view.
Black t-bar school shoes are a dime a dozen. Brown ones are a little rarer. But PINK t-bars?
Say hi to Miss Hayley. Her shoes are ‘Jenny’ by Wilde.
On the weekend I bought my second pair of these colourful school uniform shoes (in purple and for 50% off), this pink pair was my first and I realised I’ve never blogged them before. In Australia these t-bar style shoes are the shoe of choice for most school uniforms in both primary and secondary school, of course only in brown, black or navy not pink or purple. I fell in love with these colourful ones as soon as I saw them at iShoes on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy over a year ago, I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to blog them. I love reworking traditional styles of clothing in unexpected ways.
As to the rest of her look.
I never had a school uniform growing up, my primary school and both my high schools were inner city public schools without uniforms for whatever reason. Not having a uniform I used to look at the other kids on the tram in their matching school uniforms and feel sorry for them. There I was in my 90s ‘grunger’ outfit consisting of red flared pants with faux fur triangles, a tie-dye purple slip skirt over the top of the pants and a vintage diy cropped band t-shirt with my midriff exposed.
Essentially my outfit was the exact opposite of a boring ol’ uniform but part of me thought the uniforms were rather cute, especially the pinafore dresses of a local private school. So when I saw this cute pink love heart print pinafore dress on ASOS I immediately bought it and put together a look which is in part school uniform inspired – a kawaii school uniform if you will.
Nice combo, don’t you think?
Harrison Idaho t-bar school shoes have been around for decades. Here is an old school pair of them in brown – a colour of school shoe that has sadly been in decline.
Here is a closer look at another old school pair.