Miu Miu’s black and white pumps are the perfect graphic shoes for toned-down Snobs who want to be trendy without investing in heels that will go out of style as soon as the season ends. They’re great for when you feel like dressing colorfully and need unfussy shoes to ground a vibrant look. The style is a minimalist play on wingtip brogues, adapting the design to some seriously sizable platforms. These pointed beauties guarantee height and an elongated silhouette (don’t let the photo fool you – the shoes are sleek, not stumpy). Even if you haven’t been hitting the gym, they’ll give you sculpted calves so that no one will be the wiser. Best of all, the double-stacked platforms mean that even though you’re towering over the masses, these are really just like three-inch heels! Available at Saks Fifth Avenue for $675.
The Great Gatsby has the fashion world in a ‘20s tizzy, but this flapper fringe is not the look. Even in the famous era of excess, I can bet Fitzgerald himself would tell Charlotte Olympia to tone it down. As if covering the entire wedge in bright pink strands wasn’t enough, there’s a pompom on top. When you strut in sky-high shoes, you want to inspire awe, not fits of laughter. For a great pair of Olympia wedges, check out the black and gold Carmens (on Matches for $889) Tina and I bought. Leave Gigi for the Moulin Rouge. Available at Bergdorf Goodman for $1,085.
These Prada pumps are the most versatile shoes I’ve bought all year. Without being basic or boring, the black and white style coordinates with essentially everything in my wardrobe from fitted Victoria Beckham sheaths to colorful slacks. The classic cap toe adds a polished touch of old world elegance. If you’re looking for something a little vampier, trade the cap toe in for slim black straps on the brand’s equally covetable criss cross pumps (at Neiman Marcus for $690). Spring’s monochrome madness might be a trend, but the fact of the matter is that black and white never goes out of style. Available at Bergdorf Goodman for $750.
Pair with: Jason Wu’s bright eel Karlie box clutch (at Jason Wu for $1,630) will add a few stripes of color to your outfit while still playing with the shoe’s bi-color combination.
It’s a little early to be giving out any fashion awards just yet, but in the first day alone, we’ve already seen a legion of exceptional contenders. Not surprisingly, The Great Gatsby ladies are leading the pack. Isla Fisher’s angelic white Dolce & Gabbana dress is a far cry from her character’s vampy wardrobe. The simple elegance of it was sweetly pulled together with Roger Vivier’s open toe pumps. Who needs tons of color when you have a gorgeous red mane and pucker to match?
Jimmy Choo’s sleek, pointed-toe pumps get down and dirty with not just degradé color but with a transfixing transition of shiny leather to suede. The whole design is brilliant from metallic top to bottom. And it isn’t just a visual delight – placing the soft suede up front gives you the comfort you need to stay on your feet. So the only question is which will it be – the black or the tan? Silver shimmer fades to black on the 5-inch Anouk pumps creating a clash of color that’s perfect for nighttime fun, while the more casual 4-inch Abels are an exciting update on the must-have nude pump. The way the golden tan fades smoothly into sandy suede will excite but never overwhelm, making it the perfect replacement for those feeling disenchanted with the basic. Available on NET-A-PORTER in black ($750) and nude ($695).
Summer hasn’t officially begun but I’m lusting for Pre-Fall 2013 shoes from Jason Wu already! From the flat Joni loafers ($795) to the sky-high Jerry pumps ($895), there’s a style for every taste and occasion. The collection was inspired by ‘70s glam and features accents like tortoiseshell heels and loafer tassels. Do the names Jerry, Bianca, and Nico sound familiar? The shoes are named after iconic ‘70s women. Who was your favorite fashion icon from that era? Collection available at Jason Wu ranging from $795 – $1,095.