Get your Pantomime Inspiration with Spartoo

Looking for some shoe inspiration this Christmas? Looked at all your usual style icons and found nothing to your fancy? Then why don’t you take a look at some of the shoes sported by those stars of the festive season, the panto characters? Not convinced? Then read on…

Principal Boy = Irregular Choice

The Principal Boy has always been traditionally played by a pretty girl, often in a rather short costume and some form of shoe boots. Irregular Choice have some amazingly quirky bootie style shoes that are quirky and original enough to have been the star of any Pantomime, but being Christmas, my key pick have to be the gloriously sequined Baby Beauty’s.


Fay Lenore in Panto as Principal Boy

Irregular Choice BABY BEAUTY Black £ 84.99 click to visit Spartoo

Cinderella’s glass Slipper = Jerome C Rousseau

The most iconic of all pantomime/fairy tale shoes are those worn by a certain lady with bad timekeeping. Cinderella’s slipper was, of course, made of glass, but that is such an impractical material for a shoe – imagine the smears! I think Cinders would choose the beautiful silver glitter heels from Jerome C Rousseau given half a chance…and who could blame here – they are gorgeous!

AIZZA GLITTER SILVER-GLITTER £ 265.59 Click to visit Spartoo

Alice in Wonderland = Clarks

Now, Alice was a sensible girl, and her choice of footwear reflected that. Flat Mary Janes are perfect for shopping the sales, pounding those pavements when getting the last few Christmas pressies. But sensible Alice also realised that sensible doesn’t mean the shoes can’t also be glamorous, so her Mary Janes were in shiny Patent – a bit like the Frothy Soda’s from Clarks.

FROTHY SODA Black £ 44.99 click to visit Spartoo

Puss in Boots = Hush Puppies

And that brings me to my final pantomime inspiration, which can only be Puss in Boots. After all, what other pantomime has actual footwear in it’ title? I’m rather partial to this image of Puss, in a snazzy pair of red boots. Those boots were definitely meant for walking, and you can channel this fab look with the Lottie boots from Hush Puppies.

Hush Poppies LOTTIE RED / Multi / Blue / Beige / SDE £ 87.99 click to visit Spartoo






Duchess Kate proves red coats are not just for Santa

I love a nice red coat, and it seems I’m in good company. Last weekend the Duchess of Cambridge attended a rugby match wearing her lovely LK Bennett. full length red coat, looking both snug and stylish for the outdoor event. This was one outfit you could not blame her for recycling, what could look more warm and festive than a red coat? (Just ask Santa – he’s sure to agree.)

Kate’s red coat look is all over the High Street and internet at the moment, with nearly all the High Street big boys having a red coat in their seasonal collection. And why not? A red coat is a great way to get colour into your wardrobe, with a shade to suit almost every colouring. It looks good with so many different colours, from classic black to cobalt blue and emerald-green, or neutral beige and creams if you prefer. And it never dates, you can buy a red coat now and be sure to still be wearing it in years to come, a perennial fave that you can always turn to. What’s not to love?

Belted Longline Coat £45.00 click to visit Matalan


Red Coats – Pick of the bunch

Red Military Funnel Coat Price: £65.00 click to visit Wallis

Classic Long Red Coat £209 click to visit Debenhams

Straight-Cut Double-Breasted Coat, Lined £39 click to visit La Redoute

Derhy Asymmetric Belted Coat, 40% Boiled Wool £41.30 Click to visit La Redoute

VASILIS - Long wrap coat - £289 click to visit Ted Baker

Kling LOUISE - Winter coat - red £50 click to visit Zalando

Vero Moda HALLE - Classic coat - red £80 click to visit Zalando

Red Luxury Italian Wool Blend Reefer Was £65.00 Now £45.00 click to visit BHS

Pea coat £99.99 click to visit Mango




Fabulous party accessories from Wynsors for £30 or less!

If you can’t afford a completely new outfit for the festive season, one way that you can update that little black dress that you have worn for the past few Christmas’s it to change your accessories. Shoes and bags can be a great way to change the look of an outfit, and this Christmas you can do this in an affordable way that won’t have your bank manager breaking out into a cold sweat.

Wynsors have a great, affordable range of dressy, glamorous accessories that range from glittery sandals that are totally red carpet worthy like the Chix Naples, which are Carrie Bradshaw worthy and yet cost less than £25, to killer heels in the most gorgeous midnight blue – a great alternative to black, and brilliant for colour clashing with red and emerald green.

In addition to fabulous shoes, a neat clutch bag covers all bases, elegant, appropriate and practical. You can hold it when you decide to hit the dance floor, and the Sapphire (which is sooo pretty) also has a chain strap that allows you to change the look for different party nights.

Shoes to savour

Wynsors Shrine £25 click to visit Wynsors

Wynsors Poise £30 click to visit Wynsors

Chix Verone £15 click to visit Wynsors

Chix Naples £22 click to visit Wynsors

Wynsors Zeb £15 Click to visit Wynsors

And Bags…

Wynsors Saphire £8 click to visit Wynsors

Wynsors Glam £8 click to visit Wynsors

Harriet £6 click to visit Wynsors