Loving the Pretty Ballerinas at Spartoo

Everyone knows that a pair of Ballerina flats are a wardrobe essential. Even people like me, who would love to spend their whole life wearing heels, always keep some pretty ballet flats in my bag, for when the feet have taken too much of a pounding, and need a little TLC. The great thing is that, in recent years, the ballerina flat shoe has become an iconic item, worn with style and panache by the likes of Kate Middleton, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung.  And for many people, the iconic name in Ballerina flats is the brand Pretty Ballerinas.

I love the heritage of Pretty ballerinas. I visited Menorca, where the shoes are made, last year, and could see the history and tradition of the wonderful shoes that are still handmade on the island. Using the best leather, ethically sourced on the Island, the shoes both look beautiful, and last for a long, long, time.

This season Spartoo, one of my favourite destinations for all types of great shoes, has a fabulous range of Pretty Ballerinas available, in a sea of wonderful colours and patterns. I love the Klee Brown flats, with the traditional rope bow on the front and the patent style, whilst the Tapeto shoes are pretty enough to be an evening shoe, proving that the days of flat shoes just being daytime attire have long since disappeared.

Some of my favourite Pretty Ballerinas.

KLEE Brown £ 113.99 click to visit Spartoo

ANGELIS Fuchsia £ 102.59 click to visit Spartoo

TAPETO Pink £ 131.99 click to visit Spartoo

SHADE Nude £ 94.99 click to visit Spartoo


School Shoes with soul from ‘It’s Got Soul’

School shoes are always a problem. They need to be comfortable and hard-wearing, yet young girls, especially teenagers, require something that is also fashionable, stylish and sure to impress their friends. But do any companies really address all those issues? Step forward new company ‘It’s Got Soul’.

ItsGotSoul.co.uk Teen Footwear _ Fonteyn Style £49 click to visit site

‘Its Got Soul’ offer a new and stylish solution to ill-fitting and unsupportive high street school shoes for young and teen girls. These are a brand new footwear line created by a mother of a teen daughter who developed severe back problems from wearing high street style pumps to school from her early teens. The Its Got Soul shoe styles have been in development for over a year, working with The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SOCAP), designs are informed by the Division of Podiatry at the University of Northampton. Its Got Soul are tested by the BLC Leather Technology Centre in Northampton to ensure each style offers young, developing feet the required support, and flexibility required for every day, long wear.

ItsGotSoul.co.uk Teen Footwear _ Giselle Style £49 click to visit site

These are designs that will tick every box. They are comfortable, even when walking to and from school, and being on feet for long periods of time. They are leather and so will be hard-wearing, and they are super stylish, ticking the most important approval box for Fashion conscious young ladies.

ItsGotSoul.co.uk Teen Footwear _ Markova £49.99 click to visit site

Its Got Soul Premium leather school shoes are available within three classic styles priced at £49.99 to buy now online at www.itsgotsoul.co.uk