Pretty Ballerinas ballet flats c/o Spartoo
Something I've definitely found with having a capsule wardrobe are that the things that you take time to purchase, which you know will fit in with your style, are the things you'll wear again and again. I am such an avid wearer of ballet flats; in the summer I usually only wear my Chanel's except when it's really hot, and then I'll wear sandals, but they just seem to go with everything and even though I love trainers, they bring a smartness to a look that sneakers just can't manage. I've had in mind that I wanted a red pair of ballerinas since last summer, but hadn't been able to find a pair I really liked (red Chanels would have been the dream but they are too expensive!)
Pretty Ballerinas are a brand that have been on my radar for some time but again, they aren't the cheapest to buy; the quality speaks for the cost though as they are beautifully made. They are lower cut at the front than my Chanel flats and the cord bow is definitely more of a feature; however I think they are so pretty and will look amazing with cut-off denim. I love the colour selection the brand offer-they even have a gold glittery pair which would make an amazing alternative to a heel for a night out.
The patent leather uppers of this pair of ballerinas are surprisingly soft and I hope they will develop a great patina with wear, rather than cracking or marking too badly. As I seem to wear ballet shoes quite often I like them to wear well; this is why I choose not to buy faux leather ones or cheaper versions which just don't seem to provide the longevity supplied by other brands I've tried.
Size wise, I found these come up slightly bigger to size; I wish I had gone down a size from my usual but I can't stand the front of the shoes digging in to the foot which I was afraid would happen if I did that; something to think about though if you are keen to purchase a pair. Also I find leathers like these tend to stretch less than suede, for example, so bare that in mind too when choosing your size, refer to the fabric used to make the shoe. I just can't wait until it's warm enough to wear these!
This post is in collaboration with Spartoo