While wintry temperatures call for appropriate footwear, we all have those Friday evenings which require us to be dressed to the nines. If you’re attending a gala (or simply in the mood for some midweek sparkle), you may want to swap your trusty thigh-high boots for a pair of embellished pumps. With bling making a twinkling grand entrance on the season’s heels, pumps have officially received a modern day makeover. This winter, take your sartorial cues from the runways, and embrace the look as you hit the city sidewalks.
If you normally spend your Saturdays in suede ankle boots, drawing your footwear inspiration from the Gucci runways may be a chic style move. Turn to black suede T-strap pumps, adorned with chunky high heels and studded with tiny metallic faux gems. Meanwhile, forest green stockings lend a more carefree, funky effect to a pair of otherwise elegant heels.
For a day at the office, lower heels and dainty, conservative embellishment are key elements. Look no further than the Miu Miu catwalk, where intricate pearls immediately rejuvenated the look of timeless black pumps with almond-shaped toes.
Once cocktail hour begins, more vibrant hues and eye-catching sparkle steal the spotlight (as seen at Balenciaga). Slip into a pair of bejewelled blue suede pumps, complete with pointy toes and stiletto heels. For a finishing touch, statement sparkle and glitter can easily bring a pair of solid vibrant pumps to (quite literally) towering new heights!
Photos: Vogue Runway