Marks & Spencers is one of our favourite places to shop for long-lasting wardrobe staples and has a strong track record of every day turning basics into cult items, whether it's a grey jumper or a beige wrap coat. Erica Davies is one of our favourite influencers to follow for a high-street edit, as she consistently finds pieces that defy their price tag—and today she introduced her followers to the most amazing pair of M&S Collection pumps. These £35 pumps have a high-cut and a gentle V towards the toe, which make them appear more elevated that the classic almond toe. There's something a little Phoebe Philo about this silhouette, no? Erica owns them in tan, lemon, lilac and black—but there are currently seven colours available. We think the pale cream colour looks the most expensive and will go with every outfit we can possibly think of.
Ballet pumps were the height of cool circa 2008 thanks to Kate Moss and her weakness for Repetto. Over the past five years, however, they have lost their popularity, but ballet flats remain a chic classic that fashion insiders are steadily returning to. We find they look best when they have a more structured shape and a solid sole like the M&S pair. Because no one wants a soggy ballet pump like the unsupported styles that dominated in the noughties. Keep scrolling to see and shop the £35 pumps.