What with all the cork and weave, summer wedges are usually super-casual, but you know you can count on Alexander McQueen to deliver a pair of beauties to amp things up. Like many of their bags, these are whipstitched to high-fashion perfection.
Keep it cool and relaxed with khaki-green leather, ideal for pairing with spring’s new denims, from indigo to beach-faded to crisp white. Pale taupe-gray suede is going to blend wonderfully with all of spring’s new pastels, for a creamy-soft palette; it will look equally good with high-voltage neons. Whisper-light or mega-bright will both look satisfying. Also quite satisfying? Even without the impeccable stitch detailing – which clearly seals the deal – this is not your average, workaday wedge. Six-inches of heel has become the norm (at least in my world!), and at 5.5”, these will take you to towering daytime heights. Dress these up with flowy dresses, keep them even-keeled with skinny jeans, or even dress them all the way down with a pair of cut-off shorts.
Pair with: Toy around with a strong and earthy cuff. Oscar de la Renta’s geometric glass cabochon arrangement ($650), Giuseppe Zanotti’s glittering crystals ($1,835), Kelly Wearstler’s crimson leather ($265), Aesa’s pearl-enhanced sterling ($635), and Sandra Dini’s rustic web of gold, silver, stone, and pyrite ($1,395) all hit the mark.