Stony streets, cobbled streets and asphalts are not exactly good for fashionable shoes.
Cloudy, windy and rainy weather are not exactly friends with dresses.
Add to the mix: not having your own transportation – which means that running to catch the bus or the tram or the train or a combination of those is part of one’s day.
I have abandoned my two allies (dresses and shoes) for a while for these reasons.
However, I have found my long lost allies back: dresses and shoes.