Forget about those infamous Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, cut and contoured to look as if they had no heel and so favoured by the likes of Victoria Beckham. These days it’s all about the back of the shoes and how much attention to detail can you fit into the heels. From Swarovski crystal studs, to daring heights and pin heels, nothing is too risque as we learn to pay attention at the back! So take your cue from these gorgeous pairs of designer shoes and see who’ll be watching you kick up your heels!
Christian Louboutin – Palace 120 Swarovski crystal-embellished snake sandals – £1,475
This is glamour personified in a pair of shoes. Sprayed with faceted Swarovski crystals and a fierce scattering of spikes, Christian Louboutin’s snake ‘Palace’ sandals will make a treasure-forever addition to your footwear collection. Offset the icy mint-green hue with a color-clash pedicure for the most fashion-forward finish.
Nicholas Kirkwood – Metallic floral-embroidered mesh sandals – £1,125
My favourite new designer who is not afraid to take risks with his creations. Nicholas Kirkwood’s exquisite designs take footwear to daring new heights, and these beautiful embroidered mesh sandals are a case in point. Trimmed in soft black suede, team this metallic floral pair with a silk blouse and velvet pants for a sumptuous evening look.
Diane von Furstenberg – Lucette suede pumps – £450
The lady that made the wrap dress cool again, Ms Diane von Furstenberg’s super luxe black suede ‘Lucette’ peep-toe pumps are straight from the runway. An exquisitely crafted gold and resin heel gives this classic pair cool Art Deco appeal, elevating them to the top of our must-have list. Slip yours on with a pussy-bow blouse and a skater skirt for the ultimate in ladylike styling.
Miu Miu – Swarovski crystal-embellished suede pumps – £700
Anything that sparkles catches my eye and with a glittering Swarovski crystal-encrusted heel, Miu Miu’s navy suede pumps will leave a lasting impression. Let this platform pair really shine by teaming them with a lustrous cocktail dress in tonal oceanic shades.
Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem – Geometric-heeled printed silk-covered leather pumps – £795
My second one of Nicholas Kirkwood’s creations, this time teamed with fashion house Erdem, a Kate Middleton favourite. These pumps are covered in vibrantly printed silk and crafted with a bold geometric heel, and this mixed-media pair beautifully displays the British brands’ signature styles. Slip them on with a classic LBD to stamp it with statement appeal.
Charlotte Olympia – Priscilla glitter-finished leather pumps – £645
I love all Charlotte’s shoes and if I won the lottery I would spend a small fortune on her designs. These shoes are bang on trend and Charlotte Olympia’s glitter-finished leather pumps are a fabulous way to work the shimmering look. This handmade pair is trimmed in grosgrain and feature the label’s signature gold spider’s web at the sole. Wear yours with a classic black dress to really make the multicolored adornment pop.
Pierre Hardy – Geometric suede sandals – £775
Shoes that double as modern art are the easiest way to lend cool-girl status to any look. We love Pierre Hardy’s suede sandals – sculpted with geometric angles, this statement color-block pair is gallery-worthy. Make like a street style star and team them with a leather A-line skirt and oversized jewelry.
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