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Your winter capsule collection


The term ‘capsule wardrobe’ has become popular over the past few years and for great reason. In a time where mass production runs rife and a propensity for collecting accumulated ‘stuff’, it has never felt like a better moment to embrace the practice of consciously editing one’s wardrobe.

A capsule wardrobe begins with holding onto and investing in key staples you know you’ll return to, time and time again. Quality pieces that hold a purpose, that suit your body and your lifestyle, and that will only get better with age.

Having a collection of key classic clothing items makes standing in front of your wardrobe dressing much more enjoyable and time efficient.  And by simply knowing more about what exactly your wardrobe consists of, you’ll know where to fill the gaps, shopping more intentionally forever more.  Classic white shirt, chunky knit, a flattering denim, midi skirt, et al.  Google ‘capsule winter wardrobe’ for endless inspiration.

When it comes to curating your footwear winter collection, we’ve made it easy – here are our three key style recommendations that will pair back beautifully with your decided look – and they’ll stand the test of time!

The dress loafer
This season we are embracing an updated take on a forever enduring classic – the dress loafer. The timeless and versatile style is celebrated this winter with jewellery inspired adornments and interesting patterns. Wear with everything from tailored trousers to vintage style denim, or as an alternative to a court heel, with your favourite midi skirt.

The lace up ankle boot
Decidedly military inspired, the lace up combat boot is an absolute must-have this winter. Pick this season’s hot-ticket item that shows no signs of going away, and pair with denim, leather trousers or even a maxi skirt.

This versatile style can be worn from autumn through to spring, adding an edge to feminine dresses, skirts and tailoring. When it’s finally time to let them hibernate for the summer months, we guarantee you’ll be looking forward to wearing them again next winter, too.

The platform sneaker
While it never really ‘went away’, the sneaker has enjoyed a welcome surge in popularity over recent years. The continuing casualisation of fashion has only been accelerated recently by world events that saw us trade our stilettos for street style.

Not least for their ability to make us feel instantly more active and energetic, this season’s interpretation of the sneaker adds a little more height, and a little more interest with its enduring  platform sole. Pick a flat style for everyday or, for extra lift, our wedge based styles will be just what you need. In previous years, the sneaker was relegated to a specific kind of outfit but in 2021, darling, wear them with anything you want!

While every style at Mikko nods to of-the-moment trends, as always, they are classic enough to be loved, season after season. Here at Mikko we focus on thoughtful details, fine materials, quality craftsmanship and interesting textures, and above all, sublime comfort.

Here’s to channeling intentional, enduring style – for this winter and beyond!

With love,
Michaela and team


About Mikko:

In 2013 we launched Mikko Shoes to offer an extensive range of European hand selected and handcrafted quality shoes for women that want comfort and style in their footwear. More than just a stockist of stylish shoes that will go the distance, our team at Mikko are professionally trained in fitting and styling, ready to help you find your perfect pair. We have footwear that is orthotic and wide feet friendly.

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