There's a lovely cobbler in the Strand Arcade who is constantly looking at my new clients old shoes like he's found a stray puppy. Paul from Coombs knows shoe care like no one else I know and he knows when someone isn't looking after their shoes. Your shoe collection, particularly your work shoes and any leather shoes you has probably had more money spent on it then needed because of what you weren't told when you purchased them.
You might have heard a shop assistant tell you to get yourself some waterproofing spray or polish - but have they recommended shoe trees? Probably not. They're not commonly spoken about these days but when I discover a client with them, I see a man who knows footwear, maintains quality and is getting his money's worth from his shoes.
Lately there's been a barrage of videos flooding social media just like this one that show how fashion, beauty, costumes and trends have changed over the last hundred years. Take some inspiration from past decades and check out this great video.
Alarna Hope is a personal stylist and blogger based in Sydney, Australia. She loves makeover movies like Crazy, Stupid, Love and Devil Wears Prada and she's very good at talking about herself in the third person. You can find her on instagram @alarnahope or searching through clothing racks in Sydney City's shopping precinct.