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 Dune London, kindly reached out inviting me to style some latest offerings from the Autumn Winter collection, falling perfectly in conjunction with Vikki (over at Style & Minimalism) and mines trip to Copenhagen.
Now we're in 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.
Unsurprisingly, my day job requires me to reach for black shoes most days, but black shoes don't have to be boring; they can often be the icing on the cake, an anchor to a monochrome look or a needed contrast against white denim.
I chose the Padock boot; a more wearable everyday take on the of the moment sock boot, with a manageable heel height for the heel novices out there (me included) and the Elena trainer; a smart nod to running sneakers, synonymous with Copenhagens trainer culture. As a frequent runner, or running junkie should we say? I habitually wear my tired looking sneaks when not out pounding the pavement, whether it be walking to work, returning home from the gym or a stroll into town, so these act as an acceptable and less whiffy (sorry TMI) alternative.
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, especially when Scandinavian architecture is involved.
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