‘Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.’ – Marilyn Monroe
How do you choose your shoes daily? Are you a workday warrior, or you like to go for the low-key, weekend chic? Clean-cut and preppy, or bold and straightforward? For this week, we feature the classic and contemporary, designer “It” shoes for every woman!
Timeless, elegant, prim and proper. One cannot go wrong with these classic shoe styles.
Black Leather Pumps
Pumps are the most basic style for women. Pointed and heeled, this instantly gives off sophistication and amps up the look of the wearer into something formal. Perfect for the power dresser and the workday warrior!
Alternatively, when you can’t walk in heels all day, ballet flats are to the rescue! Whether you’re going to the mall for errands or need a pair to wear with your shift dress – these flats come in all colors and designs, so there’s plenty to choose from. Step into a pair for that relaxed but still polished look.
These sandals vary for daytime or evening use. Metallics simply spell elegance when paired with evening wear, but you can also choose edgier, more colorful ones to suit your style. The open-foot look makes your look bold and sultry yet sophisticated.
Boots do not only keep our feet warm during cold weather, but also makes our street-style more glam when worn properly. There are low-cut to thigh-high boots, that also comes with low heels or high heels. Boots with flat or low heels can help make your look more preppy and kept, while boots with high heels are perfect with skirts and dresses. Just make sure the length will go with the length of your boots!
Into androgynous styles? Brogues are perfect for you! Rock your daily trousers, skirts and shorts with these mannish-looking shoes. Brogues come in flats or in heels, and the nude/earthly colors go well with almost anything.
These are the contemporary designs made in the recent years by eclectic, fashion-forward designers.
Alexander McQueen Armadillo Boots
Famously worn by Lady Gaga, these boots premiered during Spring 2010. These were used during her performance in the VMA’s, and also seen in her “Bad Romance” music video. The Armadillo boots are made from python skin and wood, and is 30cm in length.
Sebastian Errazuriz’s 12 Shoes for 12 Lovers
Chilean-born, New York-based artist Sebastian Errazuriz created 12 shoes based on his past relationships. Each unique shoe is based on a woman who had a specific contribution in the designs. The 12 shoes are also given special nicknames such as “Jetsetter Jessica”, “Gold Digger Alison”, and “Ice Queen Sophie”.
Prada’s Flame Heels
These flame sandal wedges debuted in the Spring 2012 runways, and eventually copped by fashionistas, now seen upping their street style. It was also featured in MoMA’s “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibit.
Be it for the everyday #girlboss or the runway-ready, these shoes command attention and definitely boosts the confidence of the wearer.
These classic and contemporary styles, when worn and styled properly, can bring out the inner style and grace each woman possesses. What are you waiting for? Watch out for these styles and tell us which ones you like to strut!
And never forget to keep your designer shoes well-maintained under the care of Doctor Leather! 😉