PostA week in the style of : Bel Jacobs

Bel Jacobs Freelance fashion and arts journalist Bel Jacobs shares the best of high end and high street on her blog As a previous London Style Editor, when it comes to fashion she’s seen it, worn it, loved it. Plus she’s a serious flats aficionado. So who better to wear us through her week in some of Clarks hottest summer looks…

BUY - Hamble Oak

WEDNESDAY. You might think it’s foolhardy to wear new kicks to a series of press days spread East to West across the capital but I felt pretty confident that this pair of Hamble Oak shoes would see me through – and they did. Clarks summer flats have been inspired by the shapes of men’s footwear and then given lovely twists – which is why there’s nothing stuffy about these puppies. The lines of the contrast panels, the punched detailing and the ribbon laces may feel traditional but the mix of dusty pink and soft cream make them anything but. ‘The feel of crafted city tailoring with a country twist,’ Clarks says. My outfit today was pretty serious – a favourite white shirt by Isa Arfen over Cos navy trousers – and needed some loving. The brogues did the trick (thank you also to Rodnik Band for my Snoopy handbag!). Photo: Phillip Waterman,