block party

*holds hands up* OK, OK, this blog does veer towards the more masculine of shoe styles, I admit. So I reckon it’s about time I did a post on some fabulous feminine flats. Especially considering that some of the most frequent compliments I get on my own shoes are for the Office two-tone pumps in my profile picture (which are still available here, by the way, for £62).

I’ve looked for some similar styles in block colours, and as we’re fast approaching party season, have found what I think are some brilliant dancing shoes. Plus, as it turns out, you can pick up some super-chic shoes for not very much money at all, leaving more in your budget for cocktails!

Melanie shoe, £30, BUY ME!

I love this first pair from Topshop but they are so similar to my Office pointy pumps that I sadly can’t justify buying them, even though they come in at a cool £30. But as there is also a black and white colour option (here), perhaps there is a window of opportunity for a new purchase after all! I’d wear them with a sixties-style A-line skirt, grey tights and a chunky knit sweater by day, and a simple shift dress at night.

Manika shoe, £32 reduced from £65, BUY ME!

It’s only November but you can already start picking up some bargains in the early sales. These sophisticated lovelies from Dune would be perfect for the office if you have to dress smartly, but would also look great with skinny leather pants and a crisp white shirt for a party.

Lingo shoe, £28, BUY ME!

A pink shoe is usually a little too feminine for me, but I really like these tricolour pumps from I’m always fond of a mix of textures and these have a leather and suede effect (well, you didn’t expect it to be real leather at that price, did you?) which, along with the blocks of colour, adds extra interest to your feet. I think they’d look fab with a sequin T-shirt and jeans.

Cowboy ballerina, £49.99, BUY ME!

These last pumps have been a huge favourite of fashion editors this season, and I can see why. They’re flamin’ lovely! They’d obviously look awesome teamed simply with blue jeans and a black sweater, but if you have an old favourite black dress lurking at the back of your wardrobe, these could give it a new lease of life. As I’m only 5’2″, my LBD falls just above the knee, but I reckon a bright pump like this would also suit a simple black jersey maxi on someone with a taller frame. Sometimes the most simple outfits are the best.

And that, folks, is about as feminine as I get. Remember, my choice of party shoe allows me to dance all night, run for the bus or even walk home if I miss it, so it’s worth bearing some flat shoes in mind next time you’re deciding what to wear for an evening out.

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