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Taking On The World In New Shoes

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It’s back to school time and after 6 weeks of summer lazing about in flipflops and trainers, I’m sending my kids in to school for the new term where they can take on the world in their new shoes!

The start of September is often a time for newness and cranking things up again, so just like Coco Chanel said, I too will be keeping my head, heels and standards high with my own new back to school shoes!

Taking on the world in new shoes

New shoes are always exciting and especially school shoes because the start of term is the one time when everyone looks clean and well turned out – before the games of football in the playground take the shine off their shoes and autumn school trips walking through mud dull the soles.

kids school legs

My children’s shoes are from the F&F School range at Tesco which promises a scuff resistant coated leather so I hope that they will still look as new by half term, but I especially liked the anti bacterial lining of my daughter’s shoes and the micro-fresh technology to reduce odours in my son’s shoes so that at least our hallway will be pleasant smelling at the end of the school day!

shoes on a wall

Pictured above from left to right are

Darcey ankle boots £28 from Wynsors; girl’s  F&F leather school pumps £16 at Tesco; boys F&F Riptape leather shoes £20 at Tesco.

Also pictured on my daughter (centre) are the F&F belted school skirt £6 Tesco and Girls’ Super Strength Tights £10 Tesco.

I particularly like that my daughter’s tights are super strength and bobble resistant as she seems to go through tights at quite a rate! These are really thick and feel like great quality, plus they will keep her warm in the winter.

school wear flat lay

So with our shoes all sorted for the school run this week, I just have to come up with what I’m going to wear?! The kids are easy – they have a uniform!

If you are doing the school run for the first time this September and want to be more stylish than jeans and a T shirt but are unsure of what to wear, here is a vlog I recorded with a few style tips for mums:

If you enjoyed this post, you may like this ‘back to school’ post complete with a handy checklist!

Disclosure: Thank you to F&F Tesco who sent us the children’s school shoes, tights and skirt for this review and to Wynsors World of Shoes who sent my shoes. All opinions are my own.

Article Categories:
Fashion · Fashion & Beauty · Mum · Reviews · Shopping

Comments to Taking On The World In New Shoes

  • Those shoes look very smart and I’m very taken with yours too. I am always on the look out for something practical yet stylish for the school run.

    Erica Price 2nd September 2015 9:00 am Reply
  • I wish I could put the boys in tesco shoes, but both have wide feet and they just don’t fit or last. We did try for Maxi, but they lasted six weeks. The startright ones we bought cost more but lasted a whole year

    Jen 2nd September 2015 10:49 am Reply
  • Love those ankle boots! These pics are great – very stylish and all the gear looks practical too. Just what you need when the new term is nearly upon us!

    Sarah Ebner 2nd September 2015 10:50 am Reply
    • Thank you – I’ve never had ankle boots like these before so it’s like a new term for me too!

      Nadine Hill 2nd September 2015 2:39 pm Reply
  • I love new shoes! I always used to buy Liam’s school shoes from Tesco (his uniform too).

    Michelle 2nd September 2015 12:26 pm Reply
  • I used to love getting new school shoes, but mine weren’t quite as fashionable as that in the 80’s I seem to recall! 😀 We don’t have a uniform at our school so we have no need for special shoes, but it would be nice if we did! 🙂

    Emma 2nd September 2015 1:22 pm Reply
    • I remember my favourite school shoes of the 80s were black patent leather with an ankle strap! I thought I was so fashionable!

      Nadine Hill 2nd September 2015 2:37 pm Reply
  • Why can’t school shoes be coloured, it almost seems impossible to buy anything other than black lol. My kids love new shoes but hate black ones

    Abi - Angel Eden Blog 2nd September 2015 5:15 pm Reply
    • I’d personally love coloured school shoes but I don’t think our head teacher would go for leopard print!!

      Nadine Hill 2nd September 2015 7:08 pm Reply
  • What a great range of school shoes. I love F&F and where we got our uniform from 🙂

    Pinkoddy 2nd September 2015 7:36 pm Reply
  • OOh those ankle boots are really nice, am liking those x

    Rachel 3rd September 2015 9:47 am Reply
  • I love your boots. Have to admit that I always buy Clarks or Startrite for mine as not only do they last better but they fit better too

    Kara 3rd September 2015 10:02 am Reply
  • I always buy school shoes from Tesco, I find the quality really good

    Gemma 3rd September 2015 6:45 pm Reply
  • love the ankle boots! and such a cute shot of the three of you on the wall! x

    Fritha Strickland 7th September 2015 3:19 pm Reply
  • A long coat – that’s a great tip. I could have benefited from one of those yesterday, when I accidentally did the school run with my jumper inside out. Eek!

    Nell@PigeonPairandMe.com 8th September 2015 12:35 pm Reply
    • hehe!

      Nadine Hill 9th September 2015 7:33 am Reply
  • Love Tesco for PE shoes and girls’ pretty school shirts, the quality is great!xx

    oana79 9th September 2015 7:36 am Reply
  • oh i have to agree with loving your shoes but those ballet pumps im staying clear of after i bought them for my two girls and they lasted weeks not months

    lisa prince 9th September 2015 2:06 pm Reply
  • oh Nadine those ankle boots with the peep toes and heel look super cute! i love new shoes …. although if i was talking to hubs i would be saying ‘nah had these for ages’ 🙂

    Jaime Oliver 20th September 2015 10:38 am Reply
    • hehe you’re so funny!!

      Nadine Hill 21st September 2015 6:45 pm Reply

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