By Melville Sy
Every now and then, I like to put together a moodboard of shoes I’m currently obsessing over and ultimately, dying to add to my collection. The way I see it, good shoes are to your outfit what dressing is to salad: a must. They reflect the flavor of your outfit and personality. A pair of shoes can make or break your outfit, which is why it is important (I can’t stress this enough) to put together the right combinations. A structured pair adds stability, a sexy pair adds ‘oomph’, a comfy pair adds distance (literally takes you miles without suffering), and the list goes on.
Works of art in themselves, the craftsmanship, form, and attention to detail behind a pair of well-designed shoes are sure to turn heads from miles away (all right, all right, so maybe not, but you know what I mean). The perfect pair can be ( I cry) expensive, but hey, we can dream! And besides, who can say no to those beauties!
Well enough of my ranting, for now.
Below are my top 7 picks ranging from sky-high sexy to snuggly cuties (seriously, you can go ahead and pet these). Options are one of a girl’s many friends.
Isabel Marant Alois Sandals
This strappy number exudes a laidback, sexy, yet classy feel. Primarily in an earthy tone, you can be a little adventurous without going over the top. The green, patterned tassel cords add a bohemian touch to this beauty. Isabel Marant is definitely winning at boho-chic.
Aquazzura Pom Pom Sandals
Pompom fun, anyone? If you’re looking to make a statement at any party, strap these on! This pop of color is sure to be the focal point of any monochromatic outfit, the talk of any social get-together for that matter!
Alaia Leather Cutout
Alaia’s penchant for intricate detail shows in this sexy, cut-out silhouette heel. This unique pair can be matched with a summer dress or cropped pants – this blushing number just goes to show you that you don’t need black heels to pull off sexy. Wear these as you transition from day to night easily.
Aquazzura x Poppy Delevingne
These strappy flats are the closet staple from Aquzzura we’ve come to know and love. For this particular pair though, its designer took it up a notch with this strappy, whimsical, yet sophisticated block heel from a special collab with English model, Poppy Delevingne – yes, that Delevingne. It’s a playful mix of the old and the new (we’re swooning).
Alaia Cut-out Booties
These black, laced, cut-out booties will be your new favorites to pull off the ultimate power ensemble. A sexy reinterpretation of the designer’s platform hiking boots, these black beauties with its sturdy rubber soles are sure to give you that extra push so that you can strut your stuff and seize the day. Werk it, girl!
Once in a while, our precious feet need a break. Sky-high heels all the time? A BIG no-no! Opt for this fresh pair of white Adriana sneaks from Acne Studios. Can I just point out that these shoes come with a detachable emoji adornment? Adorbs. Stay happily grounded in style.
Gucci horsebit goat hair slippers
Take your shoe game up 10 notches with these goat hair slippers. Say what? But seriously, don’t knock it till you try it.
Who said fur is only for the cold? These slippers can bring on the warm fuzzies as you slip ‘em on after a long and tiring day. Talk about comfort. These cute numbers are fuzzballs you won’t need to clean up after.