Double-Take: Chanel Glitter Boots

We’re revisiting glitter boots again—clearly I can’t get enough as this is the second post within a week that features sparkly footwear. This time, we’re taking a look at a more iconic style.

When the Chanel cap toe pump was introduced in 1957, it became an instant classic. Crafted in beige and black, the shoe had the extraordinary ability to lengthen the leg and shorten the foot at the same time. Flattering for all women, the shoes were referred to as the height of elegance. This look gradually carried over to other shoes styles. As fashion changed over the years, Chanel has maintained a polished, yet slightly adventurous feel to their collections. By introducing new materials and unexpected elements while still maintaining classic lines, Chanel manages to stay true to its roots while still being fashion forward.

Almost every fashionista has or wants a Chanel item in her closet. Unfortunately for most of us, anything from the collections will cost more than a month’s rent. Last fall, several glittery boots were sent down the runway; some were tall, some where short, and some were pink. But these boots are the most versatile of them all. They’re short enough to tuck under slouchy trousers and long enough to wear with leggings. Despite being glittery, the dark fabric is just subtle enough to wear with any outfit. Of course, not all of us can afford the real deal—luckily I found an excellent double take for those of you pining after the Chanel boots.

I came across these boots by accident while looking for something else. My mind immediately jumped to Chanel despite not having looked at the runway collection in detail. That’s how iconic the cap toe has come to be—everybody knows its origin! Although still a bit pricey, the Lilith boot from Schutz is much more affordable. They are made from leather and fabric like the original, and unless someone is looking closely enough to see that there’s no interlocking C logo, they can easily be mistaken for the real deal.