Large buckles and multiple straps scream edgy rebellion. Many times, this look can be over-done and gaudy, but Giuseppe Zanotti turns this concept into an elegant high-fashion shoe.
Jeans: Marc by Marc Jacobs (similar) | Shoes: Vince Camuto | Blouse: Rugby
I love color, but most of the time, my favorite outfits consist of various shades of neutral. I am one of those people who probably could live in just black and white, and I actually find myself holding back from doing this during the work week; I’m not quite ready to give up my blues, greens, and pinks! For the outfit above, I paired classic style with edgy details, my favorite combination. These Vince Camuto smoking slippers are some of the most comfortable and versatile shoes I own. I find myself wearing them very often. (Also, my cat wanted to pose for this photo…she matches the neutral theme!)
Classic pointed toe pumps will never go away. The shape has changed in subtle ways over time, and I think some of the best silhouettes are from the past couple years. Although a white pump doesn’t seem like a practical choice, it’s definitely edgy, classic, and sure to stand out. I love these pumps by Saint Laurent because there’s something about the silhouette that looks more modern and updated than some of the others out there.
I’m a sucker for boots with buckles, not sure why; it’s probably because they just look so cool. Plus, they can turn any casual outfit into something that looks more edgy and high fashion. I’m dying to wear these Vince Camuto boots with super-dark jeans and a loose white sweater. But first I have to get my hands on a pair. I saw these boots go one sale last year (the retails price of $170 is a bit steep) but all sites were out of my size. So I’m extremely happy to see that they’re back this season (Zappos, Macy’s, Amazon). Hopefully I’ll be able to snag a pair for myself this time!
also in navy and black at DSW
The ShoeCult double-take from NastyGal looks almost exactly like the L.A.M.B. Oxley, and is much more affordable. However, it’s not made of leather; the faux leather has more sheen to it, which I think takes a little bit away from the sleekness of the original design. They were also available in other colors, but those have sold out.