We’ve been seeing quite the influx of pointed toe heels when it comes to celebrity fashion and street style. The runwways, however, have been a different story. Prada gave us these clunkers for Fall ’12 and Celine is showing what I like to call foot-shoes for Spring ’13.
But don’t you think these are much more flattering than a chunky platform?
Granted, not having a platform makes it much more difficult to walk in + your toes might might look a little deformed when you take off your heels…but when it comes to a flattering shoe, it’s worth the pain. Not saying every pointed toe shoe is a torture chamber for your feet but try some of these out and let me know what you think.
One of my personal favorite simple pumps are by Manolo Blahnik. They come in a ton of different colors (I have them in teal), the heel is a perfect height (remember, when you’re dealing with no platform a 4 inch heel is PLENTY) and the toe is a great length. You don’t want to get anything with too long of a vamp because then you’re pushing witch-territory…and we don’t want that.
Best option if you’re on a strict budget? These perforated pumps by Spiegel are under $60, and they’re awesome. They do have a small platform which may make them easier to walk in…always a plus. And the perforated look has been quite on trend the last few seasons!
If you can’t resist a good sale then you’re going to flip for these Givenchy heels. They’re like the futuristic version of the classic Mary-Jane style and the fact that they’re satin makes it a great dressy option for cocktail and black tie events.
Similar to the Manolo (but about half the price) is the Kate Spade pump. I’m usually not a red fan but this color is the ideal hue. I’m also into the navy option. Simple, suede and the perfect point…you really can’t go wrong with these.
Sometimes it feels good to buy something sparkly and these Ivanka Trump heels will do just the trick. But it’s important to keep it classy when it comes to sparkle because it can quickly go JLo. If you’re planning on wearing these with a tight tube dress, I’m already offended. I’d recommend more of a black skinny jean/boyfriend blazer look.
Burgundy was THE color for Fall 2012 and these Alice + Olivia pumps are perfectly on trend. I absolutely love the unique angular shape because they’re even more flattering than the standard pointed toe heel. It’s much easier to buy a flattering shoe than hit the gym…I promise.
No fashion feature is complete without something STUDDED. These Yves Saint Laurent heels (yes I’m including the YVES) are badass. The studs go all the way underneath the shoe…how rad is that? Adding to my Net-a-Porter wish list as we speak!
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