Have you ever wondered what the secret is to managing a busy lifestyle? Some may say it is patience or perseverance. The critical factor we sometimes underestimate, however, is our ability to adapt accordingly to cope with our immediate environments; thus, versatility is the dominating factor of a balanced lifestyle. Additionally, our lifestyle needs determine our wardrobe choices, so for the avid shopper, versatile clothing and accessories are must-haves for “keeping up with appearances”. That said, Vionic is about to unveil its stylish Uptime/Downtime AW18 collection. The latter meets the style and comfort needs of the modern woman.
The design concept of Vionic derives from the notion of combining style versatility and comfort hence the brand’s ethos, “Style, it doesn’t have to hurt”. The Uptime/Downtime collection theme “offers styles for women’s needs at work or a night out during Uptime”, while the Downtime collection addresses her casual needs, be it for a holiday or time spent with friends over a coffee or shopping trip, perhaps.
I own a few pairs of Vionic shoes such as Josie, the pointed-toe kitten heel, in red and snakeskin, and Kennedy, all of which have cushioned insoles. The Josie kitten heel feels pleasantly soft (like trainers but smarter in appearance) and is, thus, suitable for transitioning an outfit from day to evening. I teamed my Josie heels with a colourful day-top and skirt for a stroll in the park and then changed into a body-con dress for the evening. Furthermore, I wore my Josie heels for hours with great ease. The shoe-shopping process is no easy feat when in need of an equal combination of comfort and style. Vionic’s unique selling point is the biomechanical support concealed in each shoe that alleviates discomfort. Subsequently, Josie is the signature style of the Uptime collection and versatile enough to complement the casual attire for Downtime.
“We’re thrilled to present our Autumn/Winter collection, designed with a year-round mindset, to meet the style and comfort needs of the modern woman,” says Vionic President Connie Rishwain. “We are excited to match her lifestyle occasions with the support and elevated design that customers have come to expect from Vionic”.
Vionic boosts a selection of current styles, boots, heels, sandals, and slippers. Its price range is affordable, so you can have a splurge without feeling guilty. Overall, Vionic is an excellent value for the money. Furthermore, Vionic offers a 30-day wear test which Josie breezed through like a duck to water.