WORDS BY FLORENCE TROTT
Sophisticated evening shoes for minimalist party girls who like a hint of sparkle.
Turns out that corona-era style doesn’t begin and end with sweats, sneakers and a sheepskin slipper. In 2020, parties and late-night rendezvous might be in short supply, but you don’t have to go out to be going places. If anything, restrictions mean that any celebration is an excuse to get dressed up. Enter: Our Subtle Glamour Edit. Elegant pumps and mules for the at-home party girl with a refined taste in shoes. She’s a woman who goes from working at the kitchen table to knocking up negronis in three seconds flat. A colourfully classic mule, black silk pumps that go with everything and delicately embellished heels are perfect for nights when you need a little pick-me-up, whether you’re heading to your living room drinks trolley or dining out at a table for two.
The Little Black Pump is every woman’s fail-safe evening shoe. Parisian powerhouse Saint Laurent built a fashion empire on chic but dramatic black footwear. When you’re feeling a little flat, amp up the glamour in their metal-tipped runway pumps. Look for elegant silhouettes and luxurious materials to create a laid-back but opulent mood – think satin, velvet, and glossy patent leather like Bottega Veneta’s crinkled sling-back heels.
SHOP BLACK PUMPS
We’re not talking all-over, in-your-face, glitter-infused decadence. This is a pared-back approach to sparkle and shine defined by glossy satin, fine crystal embellishments, and striking silhouettes. Razor-sharp toes and geometric heels bring classic glamour into the future. Look to Roger Vivier and Jimmy Choo for a dose of old-world elegance with a modern twist.
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From diamante-studded kitten-heels to colourful satin mules by Malone Souliers, Nicholas Kirkwood and Wandler, these mules make a low-key statement that is more about a subtle pop of colour than high-octane glamour. Throw the ‘90s It-girl favourite on with a pair of cropped jeans or a cocktail dress – just like you, they’re at home in either.
Whether you’re busy curating a chic Zoom backdrop for virtual drinks or going out IRL, gold chains and gilded details are a sophisticated alternative to glitter and rhinestones. Worn by day with relaxed tailoring, or by night with a silk slip dress, they’re low-key enough to wear to any occasion, whatever the dress code. Check Brother Vellies, Stella McCartney and Porte & Paire for effortless glamour that’s off the chain.
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