After having a huge clear out last week, I suddenly came to the realisation I don’t own a nice new pair of flat shoes. If you are anything like me, you may find yourself guilty of going over the top in lower priced High St stores like Primark and H&M, buying ballet pumps in every colour and print. Then after a couple of wears, the soles wear down, the colour fades and they get scuffed from hammering the pavement daily.
I’m guilty of it – which has lead me to a huge throw out, in which I needed a nice new firm, sturdy pair I can walk around in this Summer. So Bells Shoes came to my foot rescue!
Here are my newest additions to my shoe cupboard, the lovely ever so slightly pointed toe pumps in black with a much firmer sole than the flimsier ballet pumps I’ve been purchasing. These Blowfish Cleo Black Ladies Pumps are £35 from Bells Shoes, an online shoe retailer which is home to an extensive range of brands.
They have a very small platform to the sole, which is nice to give the shoes a little bit of height and makes them a more solid pair of flats. I wore them with bare feet the first time I wore them and they are really comfy and soft – no need for wearing them in before I can wear them without socks or tights.
I found these an ideal flat shoe to team up with this season’s hottest trouser trend – the culotte. I have a pair in burgundy from Topshop which I absolutely love, and now own my second monochrome pair from New Look as you can see above. Finding a casual shoe to match with culottes is quite difficult, especially for work wear, which I was looking for. Luckily, these pumps do the job more than nicely!
The culottes I’m wearing here are such a bargain – they were only £14.99- and although I purchased them last Thursday they have already gone out of stock online at New Look as this trend is hugely popular. I was completely spoilt for choice due to the amazing selection of culottes from the brand in general, and I noticed they have a stunning pair of stone colour ones too which will be my next Summer buy. .
Well this is my first Summer inspired culottes and new flat shoes outfit! Hope it gives you some inspiration…