New Kicks From FitFlop

outfit links: shoes / trousers / bag / jacket / top (hair by Sassoon Salons)

Ok, so here's a collaboration that completely changed my view on a brand. FitFlop wasn't something I thought would be very "me." I had such a preconception in my mind (sparkly sandals, unflattering soles) that I'd completely overlooked ever buying them. When I was approached about working on this project I initially wasn't keen. Then I saw these trainers, and read up on their benefits...

 outfit links: shoes / trousers / bag / jacket / top (hair by Sassoon Salons)

 As you know from my daily Instagram Stories (please do give me a follow here if you don't already) I'm rushing around town a lot at the moment. By the end of the day my feet are exhausted. More than that they really hurt. My heels and the balls of my feet take the brunt of it, and I go through a large bag of magnesium salts a week. 

FitFlop supported the annual Walk To Work day last Friday and I decided to give them a go for the first time on the same day. I had to rush from Kings Cross, to Covent Garden, to Hampstead, to Marylebone - most of it by foot. I couldn't believe that my feet didn't throb when my shoes came off at the end of the day. 

 outfit links: shoes / trousers / bag / jacket / top (hair by Sassoon Salons)

More than that, I felt like I was standing better. I've read up on the benefits of the shoes and although it has a long list of pros, posture isn't one of them - but I'm adamant I was standing taller. Perhaps it was just me... Regardless, I'm sold. I also wore them on Sunday after wearing heels all day at a wedding the day before and they felt like I was giving my a gentle hug. I hurt less after having gone for a walk than I did before - genius!

 outfit links: shoes / trousers / bag / jacket / top (hair by Sassoon Salons)

As for the rest of the outfit, these trousers were bought back in January and they're amazing for this stop-start-Spring. The elasticated ankles mean I don't drag my trousers through the rain and they're super soft and comfy (and don't take much to iron). They come in a few colours, you can find them here.

The leather jacket is old but repeated every year from Whistles, here. I've found pieces like this really useful during this weather as they're warmer than a Spring coat but not as heavy as a winter one. I've had this one for a few years now and they just get better with age - I can't recommend them enough. Find it here if you fancy, it is a bit of a treat but one I don't think you'll regret.

 outfit links: shoes / trousers / bag / jacket / top (hair by Sassoon Salons)

The top is from AND/OR, John Lewis' own brand. I hadn't heard of them but a friend has moved over to their PR team and let me pick a few pieces for my holiday next week. I couldn't wait to get this top on though; it's a bit thicker fabric than the normal kaftans so you can basically wear it like a normal shirt. Absolutely love it and got so many compliments on the colour! I had no idea JL had their own brands, and I've since bookmarked a few trousers and leather accessories to buy when I'm back from Sri Lanka.

 outfit links: shoes / trousers / bag / jacket / top (hair by Sassoon Salons)

As a final takeaway, I know this is a sponsored post (to be abundantly clear; I was paid to create this content) but I'm in a really nice position with having a full time job so I don't need to do collaborations unless I really want to. I've already created more content than I was originally supposed to but I asked them if I could write this post in addition to the Instagram content because I really love the trainers. They have made a huge difference to my feet and I'm going to be living in them now - can only thank FitFlop for reaching out!

Photography by Claire Menary. Post written in partnership with FitFlop via rewardStyle. This is a standard footer on all blog pieces; some links used in this post may be created with an affiliate tag meaning I will receive a small % of any purchases made as a result of clicking on them. This does not cause any price difference for you, the consumer.

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