If ever there was a shoe that perfectly encapsulated this fall’s return to a pure and minimal aesthetic, it would be this Donna Karan satin strap sandal. While most would translate minimal to be free of straps, weaves and breaks in line, I have two words: think again. The intricately woven tubular black satin straps on this sandal, with its micro-piping in black soft patent leather, re both at ease and aesthetically calming. I admire this shoe for its seemingly, at first, complicated design–but upon closer examination, it’s just a beautifully designed work of art. The heel height may go against fall’s return of the slingback, but any fashion-forward woman knows trends are meant to be broken.
$895, available at Donna Karan Collection stores, www.donnakaran.com