I’m a dyed in the wool Anglophile. In past posts, I’ve shared my passion for all things British including (but certainly not limited to!) iconic Burberry plaid, Grafea leather bags, and traditional feathered fascinators.
Now, I have a new fave that I’m thrilled to share: Patriotic ballet flats from Butterfly Twists!
The Jacqui, pictured, is the ultimate look-at-me style for the girl who loves England. These simple flats get a patriotic makeover with the addition of the vibrant red, white, and navy Union Jack — and are sure to get noticed.
These flats (or ballet pumps as they say in London!) are also incredibly versatile. They look amazing in winter paired with dark wash skinny jeans and a red librarian cardigan (a personal go-to outfit), or in summer with a denim mini and tank.
And, not only are they adorable, these flats also have a secret. They’re foldable!
They come with a small cloth drawstring bag. So, you can toss them into a tote or handbag and pop them on whenever high heeled sandals, pointy toed pumps, or constricting boots simply become too much to bear.
But, unlike many fold-and-go flats, these are actually sturdy enough to wear every day. They are incredibly well made and are crafted of faux leather, with a sturdy one-piece heel and sole, and strong elasticized sides. So, unlike “disposable” foldables, Butterfly Twists won’t wear out after only a few uses.
They are also incredibly comfortable. The sole and heel offer plenty of support – you could literally walk all day in them. And, the elasticized sides provide a properly snug fit without and pinching or cutting, like inexpensive foldables tend to do. Retail $60.
In addition to the Jacqui style, Butterfly Twists has a vast collection of ballet flats in so many different colors and styles – I want them all. A few of my faves include the Olivia, a classic quilted flat with a contrasting cap toe, available in six color combinations and very work-appropriate. I also love the funky Cleo in leopard print for dinner and drinks in the city after work. And, the clean, wide stripe of Sloan has such a preppy vibe, I think it would be perfect with casual weekend wear.
Butterfly Twists also offers other types of must-have footwear that is quintessentially British including Wellies (tall and short), Flat Sandals and Trainers with glam (aka athletic shoes). To see the entire line, visit Butterfly Twists.
The British are coming… someone please open the door!
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PHOTO: Product image used with permission by Butterfly Twists.
DISCLAIMER: No financial compensation was received in exchange for this post. I did, however, receive a promotional sample of the Jacqui ballet flats from Butterfly Twists in order to fully evaluate the product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers.