You can never go wrong with nude shoes. Every woman should have several pairs in different styles. A neutral color is extremely versatile, and has a wonderful leg-lengthening effect if you can find the right tone for your skin.
I’m a sucker for ankle boots with interesting details…and the fact that these are made by Sergio Rossi (The Outnet) pretty much seals the deal. Those Italians sure know what to do with shoes! I love the asymmetric lacing on the heel, exposing the embossed texture underneath. I almost wish that the color peeking out from beneath the black was more vibrant, like cobalt blue or yellow. Either way, these are a stunning example of what a unique ankle boot should look like!
The beauty of the Zara brand is that they provide styles in various price ranges, making them available to a variety of customers. Unfortunately, this can sometimes determine the quality of the item. I personally don’t own anything from Zara (not yet anyway) because I’ve never found something that was worth the ticket price. And when things go on sale, they’re snatched up pretty fast. Perhaps I’ll own something from them someday, but for now I’ll just look to them for inspiration.
I’m not sure what it is about lace up heels that I like so much; maybe it’s because the fit can be customized, or because they look edgy and ethnic at the same time, or maybe it’s just because they look different than your everyday pump.
The Jimmy Choo Gail caught my eye some time ago because it’s a shoe and a sandal at the same time. Pretty cool, right? The style also came in printed pony hair, which I loved even more. The Gail sometimes masquerades as the Gladys sandal because they look similar, but the heel heights are different.
Just recently, I came across a double-take by Victoria’s Secret. I must say, they’ve really been stepping up their game in the shoe department. In the past, the shoes in their catalog and on the website usually consisted of sexy, impractical, and ridiculously high heels. While some of these styles remain (I mean, it wouldn’t be VS without) the majority of the collection this fall is subdued, mature, and elegant. It’s like VS grew up or something. Anyway, I digress. The Jimmy Choo double-take from VS, called simply Lace Up Sandal, comes in ruby wine and black suede. And honestly, I love the shape way more than the Gail, especially the straight heel. They are a bit pricey at $128 (which is still less than Jimmy Choo would cost you) but VS prices do drop considerably at the end of the season, so cross your fingers that they’ll still be available then!