Tuesday, 15 January 2013

SHOES – The Power Flat

Brown and gold brogues, power flats
When I was recently overhauling my wardrobe I got all my shoes out and tried to work out which ones I rarely or never wear to clear some space. Once I’d completed this exercise, I soon realised that I wasn’t left with many pairs of heels. I have a couple of pairs I wear at work, and a couple of pairs that are super-comfy so I make the effort to re-heel them... but apart from that, it’s flats-ville. I don’t think I’m alone though. I’ve had the conversation with fellow bloggers who too are partial to a pump or pair of brogues rather than towering stilettos.

Fashion editors embracing flats

A copy of InStyle arrived this month and they too are talking about flats, or what they are calling ‘The Power Flat’. Could the effect of Victoria Beckham being finally spotted in sensible shoes be the trigger for this so-called trend? Personally, I object to us talking about it as a trend. In real life people don’t wear skyscraper heels to the supermarket, but the magazines, celebs and catwalks have always favoured this style. I get why... it makes legs look longer, the body look leaner and a woman stand up straighter. But when it comes to a London commute, I’d rather run for my train in flats than fall on my arse while wearing a pair of stunning shoes that aren’t really fit for purpose.

In Style Fashion Features Editor Victoria says: ‘I’m embracing a new flat lifestyle. It’s so freeing! So easy to get everywhere and there’s something chic about working a fierce flat’.

Here are a few of my favourites that would be perfect for spring, available from Sarenza. Brands from top to bottom: Georgia Rose, Charles Jourdan and Eclipse.

Lace up orange and white brogues from SarenzaRed low heel court shoes, perfect for work

Low heel green court shoes with bow detail
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