Shoe of the Day: Colorblocked


There is one style that I will never grow tired of: black and white color-blocking. As much as I love colors and patterns, a neutral palette is something I always default to when I’m rushed in the morning or when I want to keep my outfits simple. It’s a timeless combination that always manages to look polished and chic. The Fastir pump by Enzo Angiolini is a beautiful, sleek shoe that would feel quite at home with all my other pumps. I’m dying to add it to my collection, but I think I’ll have to wait a bit considering I barely have room for the other recent additions to my closet. You can find this gorgeous pair at DSW, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdale’s.


Double-Take: Camilla Skovgaard Corner

If you’re looking for shoes with an emphasis on form, materials and style rather than decoration and trends, Camilla Skovgaard shoes are for you. Her footwear is gaining recognition for the stellar combination of contrasting elements. Fluidity and severity paired with edginess and sophistication result in unique and interesting shoes with a lot of wow-factor. One of her trademarks is a saw-tooth sole, which adds an interesting twist to a lot of her more classic styles.


Double-Take: Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Slingback

Giuseppe Zanotti Crystallized Slingback
Giuseppe Zanotti Crystal Embellished Slingback
(Zappos Couture: orange, nude, bronze)
Something about these shoes is really appealing…I’m not sure if it’s all the sparkle, or the unexpected yet striking color combination. Either way, I think this crystal embellished pump from Giuseppe Zanotti is quite a statement piece, and would look fabulous paired with dark grey or black dress. Unfortunately, this color combination is no longer available, and even if it was, it’s way expensive. Luckily there’s an equally stunning double-take:

Sole Obsession Berne Crystallized Pump Giuseppe Zanotti Double-Take
Sole Obsession Berne (DSW: black, silver, purple
The most strikingly different detail is that the sole of this pair is not black. Other than that, the colors and embellishments are extremely similar to the original pair by Guiseppe Zanotti. The heel is slightly thicker and the peep-toe also appears to be a bit larger, but who’s going to notice that? This pair from Sole Obsession comes in a few different color combinations if the bright look isn’t for you.