Carrie Bradshaw once said, â€œIt’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes â€” that’s why you sometimes need really special shoes!â€?
You see, shoes are a defining element of an outfit. Think about it: heels draw attention, flats make you demure, sneakers quicken your step and your boots say you mean it.
The other day I bought a pair of practical black pumps from DSW. It was hard to walk out of there with only what I needed, and not what I wanted. I practiced an enormous amount of constraint, considering the selection of shearling boots, ankle booties, textured pumps and metallic flats.
When I got home, I was disappointed. Sure I had replenished a basic, but my heart was yearning for those shoes that make a statement, a confidence-inducing style, that pair that says it all.
So, whether you’re single or not, this season, be sure to stock up on plenty of really special shoes.
1. Camo glamo
Marc by Marc Jacobs round toe sling back pumps. On sale for $217 at shopbop.com
2. Putting your foot down
Hollywould â€œElizabethâ€? mid-shaft boot with bow detail. Italian leather with satin. $1,000 at piperlime.com
3. Sweet as a Hershey’s Kiss
Mouth-watering Loeffler Randall ballet flat in distressed metallic leather. $360 at neimanmarcus.com
4. Pretty snazzy
Platform pump in giraffe-print suede. On sale for $48 at victoriassecret.com.
5. Made for walkin’
Fashion-forward Tsubo â€œDasyâ€? boots with quilted suede and lightweight rubber outsole. $173.95 at zappos.com
6. Fun and flirty
Towering peep-toes wedges in smoky satin capped with wine velvet medallions. $298 at anthropologie.com