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Shake your tail feather

So feathers. They're currently on shoes, shirts and skirts and I'm wondering if I can find a way to embrace them without looking like Dame Edna. I also think it must be a win win with this current weather as they'll keep me warm.

I recently bought a feathered white shirt online from Zara which I planned to wear with jeans or culottes as I love something a little different. However, while it was beautiful, it was one of those finds that didn't work for my bodyshape at all and actually made me look like an American footballer in drag - possibly not my best look...

Here is said shirt in all it's glory and in the interests of research I've located some more feathery-finds which might appeal.

Zara feather shirt £29.99 - I can assure you it didn't look like this on me. My shoulders are much broader, so I'd really need to size up to get a much looser fit.

Ok, so I haven't managed to get off Zara's website yet. But this tshirt, £17.99 is a great option, not too much feather action going on.

Or this tshirt in black,£15.99 which I prefer. I'm thinking tucked into a midi skirt with heels for a night out. I'm purchasing it as we speak..

Ooh but what about a feathery cape? I love the idea of this from Topshop £65, which you could remove if the feather becomes too much and you want to be more serious (I'm not suggesting wearing this for job interviews and removing before you meet your potential new boss by the way, but I would totally approve if you came to me for an interview and kept it on!).

Actually if you turned up for a job interview in this amazing feather and sequin jacket from Topshop, £150, I would give you the job on the spot! Love this! Only available in a medium in this colour. The pink version is now reduced to £70 and available in large.

What about a feathery skirt, which would look amazing with a simple thin-knit jumper or plain top?

However if that's just too much feather going on for you, then what about a statement shoe?

So let's start with some flat options that you could pair with jeans or a summer dress (ho ho, as if in this current weather!)..

Oh my, look at these! Pucci feather sandals from The Outnet £198 (were £330) but nothing in my size. Curse my feet!

I can't work out if these fluffy slides from River Island, £22, would make you look like you had the world's hairest toes or not..?

Lots of colour options, here are the red, also £22.

Back to Zara (it seems to be the home of the feather).. These loafers £49.99 are a great option, especially for those colder days.

Or what about these mules, again from Zara, £25.99.

So moving on to heels..

Ok, I fully accept that these are a lot. But these feathered heels from Charlotte Olympia at mytheresa, £495, are heaven on a stick.

A slightly more reasonable cost from Miss Guided are these in rose gold, £30.

If you prefer a block heel, these from Ego are a good find, £29.99.

These are my own feathery heels, I'd like to say I bought them but they were a present from my husband who has impeccable taste (well, he married me so it must be true.. ahem). The team at this particular Jimmy Choo store are ridiculously lovely (but then I would be too if I was surrounded by shoes all day) and I know I'm very lucky to have something so gorgeous to wear (although these are NOT dancing shoes, they are 'sit down, let me eat and show my shoes off' shoes).

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