Next up is a ballet pump shoe which is an essential part of any modern day women’s wardrobe. Especially if – like me – you run around all day and find that doing so in high heels was something you foolishly did in your 20’s – and without giving too much away lets just say it was a while ago.
The modern day pump was referred to as “pompes” in the 1500’s when strapless shoes without heels were worn by men. Back then these were mostly worn by servants because they lacked the fuss and the funds to have fancy buttons and laces reminiscent of that time.
Thankfully since then it has become a women’s shoe and is adoringly associated with style and glamour. Sensible sophistication of a pump has been adored by the rich and famous and include amongst other Jacqueline Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Alexa Chung to name a few.
Modern day pumps have big-name designers such as Manolo Blahnik and Christian Louboutin crafting modern twists on this staple shoe in a variety of fabrics and adorned with various items ranging from bows to diamonds to embroidery.
Here are some that are brilliant for your capsule wardrobe:
Above: Tony Burch Minnie Travel Flat with Pearlized Logo
Kate Spade New York Willa Ballet Flats
Kate Spade Flats
Above: Sam Edelman Women Finley Ballet Flats
Above: Michael Kors Melody Quilted Ballet Flats
Above: Ralph Lauren Betsy Ballet Flats
A comfy pair of pumps will be one of the best investments in your wardrobe as it can get you through the day and easily take you in to the evening. With so much choice out there which will you decide on?
Coming soon – the next instalment of the Capsule Wardrobe.