Mar 26, 201208:41 AMCoMo Style
Tips & Trends For Columbia's Fashionistas
TOMS Gets a Trendy Update
Gear up for spring with a pair of upgraded TOMS ballet flats. Blake Mycoskie started TOMS in 2006 after witnessing the poverty of Argentina that prevented children from attending school because they did not have shoes. The company operates with the pay-it-forward philosophy. With every pair of TOMS purchased, Mycoskie and his team will donate a pair to a child in need, a practice the merchandiser calls One For One.
Although TOMS has left its mark with the signature canvas shoes, their new ballet flats offer buyers a fun take on this traditional style. You can find a variety of these styles downtown, and there is a pair for every fashionista. For the conservative dresser, there are the Natalias ($74), a rose-colored linen flat, and the Alessandras ($79), a color-blocked black and burlap linen flat. For the more fashion-forward, there are bright pink, royal blue and leopard print suede flats ($79). Linas, a red, woven tribal pattern are also available ($79).