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.
We love to see what’s new each Fashion Month, to the point that waiting for the goods to actually hit the shelves can feel like a million years. I’m dying to get my feet in these Sophia Webster black and white polka dot booties, but until that’s possible, why not seek out some on-trend options already available? Animal print calf-hair shoes are going to be in this autumn – start stocking up now!
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Derek Lam Calf Hair Pace: Derek Lam’s Pace heel gets wild with giraffe print. Ironically, the heel’s not very tall, making it a great on-the-go summer sandal. Exclusively at Barneys New York for $545.
Anyi Lu Ballet Flats: All of the Fall 2013 shoes will be going for top dollar. If you steal some deals now, you’ll have enough saved up later for the brand new must-haves. At Bloomingdale’s for $255 (from $425).
Avec Moderation Calf Hair Dress Slippers: The Tuscan brand’s decadent flats come in everything from python to satin to of course, calf-hair. On Farfetch for $321.
Paloma Barceló Calf Hair Wedge Sandals: While the rich feel of calf hair is an autumnal staple, you can enjoy the textured style during summer when it’s on top of a rope-covered wedge! On NET-A-PORTER for $305.
Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat Calf Hair Slipper: When better than summer to sport Charlotte Olympia’s playful designs? Her cute kitty flat gets a jungle makeover with chic leopard spots. At Bergdorf Goodman for $825.
Gisele Bündchen attended the Dolce & Gabbana Fifth Avenue Flagship Store Opening in New York recently wearing a pair of Lizard-effect leather sandals from their resort 2013 collection. These pumps add another 5 inches to Gisele’s frame, and thank god for that because she just gets lost in the crowd sometimes. The luxe leather pumps are a great summer shoe to invest in, as they will go with almost anything for an evening out, and are subtly sexy with gold accents that catch your eye. Pick up these sandy sandals at Net-A-Porter for $825.