This still relatively new world of blogging and social media 'influencers' has opened many doors for me, of which I will always be grateful for, one of those doors being the opportunity to travel more. I still and always will take pleasure in documenting my style through here and on Instagram but sometimes travel appeals to me more than the fashion side of my field does, so when the chance to merge the two arises, it's a bonus. Last week Vikki over at Style & Minimalism invited me to join her on a trip to Copenhagen which if you know me, took no umming and ahhing whatsoever. Before Vikki could even finish the question, I'd said yes, booked my flights and started compiling the obligatory Copenhagen hit list.
Alongside its life-enriching qualities, for me travel = new content. I'm certainly one to immerse myself in new cities and always make an effort to experience it first hand rather than through a lens, but I can't pass up the chance to scout new locations.
Just as Vikki contacted me, Dune also kindly reached out inviting me to style some of their latest footwear offerings. You see where I'm going with this right? New shoes, new locations and all that. Now it's Autumn; I naturally chose black footwear and where better place to capture two understated updates on two classic black shoe styles, than the Danish capital. I chose the Padok boot; a more wearable everyday take on the of the moment sock boot and the Elena trainer; a smart nod to running sneakers, synonymous with Copenhagens trainer culture. Black shoes don't have to be boring, they can often be the icing on the cake, the anchor to a monochrome look or the needed contrast against white denim.
Unfortunately I didn't capture as much of one of my favourite cities on the big camera, but something tells me I'll be squeezing another trip in before 2017 is up.
This post is in collaboration with Dune. All words and styling are my own.
Photography by Vikki Pearson