There is a trend you may have already spotted on the streets that’s giving a whole new meaning to princess pumps. Sparkle-encrusted stilettos, boots and kitten heels are no longer the preserve of black-tie soirees, as fashion’s favorite tastemakers have begun wearing them to elevate classic jeans-and-a-tee combos.
We love the contrast created by a raw-hemmed boyfriend jean paired with jewel-toned, embellished pumps and a simple white shirt. The secret is to temper the haughty vibes of the heels by rolling back the shirt sleeves, tucking it in loosely and throwing off the sophistication of the shoes with an off-duty feel.
This styling trick also comes in handy for enlivening workwear. Those whose office dress code requires a suit will revel in the shot of individuality a statement shoe provides. Classic pinstripes look instantly cooler when worn with a slingback heel in a statement shade.
The Cinderella shoe’s natural habitat is, of course, the dance floor. Maximalists: go all out when you’re out-out and match your sparkling shoes with sequins. Minimalists: dip a toe in the disco trend by pairing an iridescent shoe with your usual clean-lined monochrome uniform.
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