There are more talented designers and high quality crafted shoes than ever before. Retailers are stocking as much as the can; exclusive designs, premiere collections, pre-orders….and as much as I love how accessible fashion has become, it’s also seems quite cluttered.
Since we started this blog (6 years ago!) we continue to enjoy curating and searching through the masses to bring you the best, the standouts.
Here we have it, our must-have shoes right now (good to bookmark too for the fast-approaching end-of-season sales!):
Jimmy ChooTrick strappy buckle sandals; available at FarFetch.
Gucci Mary Jane black patent leather and snakeskin bow embellished pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.
Gianvito RossiRegalia embroidered red satin strappy sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.
Aquazzura black suede Wild Thing fringed lace-up pumps; available at Net-A-Porter.
Gianvito Rossi red silk fringed satin ankle cuff sandals; available at Net-A-Porter.
Valentino ballerina-inspired nude leather booties; available at MyTheresa.
Alaia black suede lace-up eyelet-embellished ankle booties; available at Net-A-Porter.
How HOT! We’re in love with these vampy Dani lace-up sandals by Jimmy Choo. Even a little reminiscent of the Christian Louboutin Nymphette sandals seen on Mary-Kate, no? They feature black suede zig-zag straps, PVC side panels, black leather covered platform & heel plus long wrap-around suede laces. You can also find them in 100mm option at Jimmy Choo and FarFetch – half sizes are available.
These Nasiba sandals are sophisticated and chic, a perfect accessory for date night! Crafted from cashmere suede, these sandals have knotted straps with layered side panels. Nasiba also has a exposed back zip and covered 100mm stiletto heel. We’re thinking a scarlet red or a classic LBD will compliment these heels.
Standout this fall with these Isabel Marant’s Nola ankle boots. Nola is crafted in Italy from buttery black suede and smooth leather. Subtle drama is created with texture from the suede paneling to smooth leather. These boots are finished with Bohemian-inspired crossover straps and ankle fringed ties. Highlight the Nola boot with midi skirts and cropped pants. Half sizes are available.
Rene Caovilla embellished sandals | 115mm/4.3″ heel | shop at Neiman Marcus
Anyone else’s jaw just drop? Rene’s son Edoardo has carried over the rich heritage of the family brand continuing to create truly beautiful shoes marrying Italian craftsmanship with couture. If you think of Caovilla shoes you immediately think of elegant crystal statement pieces! They continue to create the ultimate princess designs which have proved a perfect match for red carpet regulars including Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Garner.
This standout style features a gladiator-inspired cage design in black suede with silver Swarovski crystal covered side panels, corset lace-up front and long wrap-around suede laces. Half sizes are available.
Brittany Snow wore Stuart WeitzmanMyex sandals to the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. These strappy heels feature red suede, an exposed heel zipper and stiletto 114mm heel. Myex is available in nude suede at Shopbop and in black & red suede at Stuart Weitzman.
Demi Lovato wore PradaBaroque sandals to the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards. These strappy heels feature black suede, cut-out details, back zip fastening, a 135mm heel and 32mm platform. Baroque is available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
CasadeiBlade cap-toe pump | 120mm heel | shop it online at Casadei.com
Since it’s debut several years ago, the signature Blade pump has been redesigned in every shape & form imaginable from a peep-toe to slingback, glitter to crystals. This spring Cesare Casadei gives it the Mary Jane treatment adding a thin patent leather strap combined with a pretty bright tibet orange suede. It’s further embellished with a mirrored silver & black patent cap-toe plus the sculpted steel stiletto is covered in lacquered silver. Half sizes are available.