SHOE STALKING: JAW-DROPPING OPEN-TOEDS WITH SERIOUS GRAPHIC EDGE

Give a little jolt to your audience’s senses this spring by packing your closet full of new footwear boasting tons of cool, graphic edge. The timeless contrast of a black and white shoe (or alternately black with taupe or a luxe gold) not only looks amazing from a distance but also does a great job of drawing the eye in to the smaller details that compose a well-constructed and distinctly defined shoe. Added bonus? Shoes like these can be paired up easily with most of your wardrobe’s existing offerings—namely, closet basics that aren’t strong enough to stand on their own. We all know well the pain of buying a strong statement shoe that’s undeniably gorgeous as a stand-alone star, but doesn’t quite jive with anything in your closet, save your birthday suit (which may or may not be a dilemma in your case depending on how exactly you party). So, whether you are a strictly flats sort of girl or abide by a plats only mantra, your prime cuts can be found here if you’re looking for a sharp, open-toed shoe with feisty, fashion-forward flair for this spring.


Clockwise from top-left: Matt Bernson Flipside Ankle Strap Sandal, $152; Pour La Victoire Cypris Sandal, $155; Matiko Ash Thong Sandal, $52; Finsk Feeding Frenzy Wedge, $660; ZARA Two-Tone Wide-Heeled Sandal, $149; Jeffrey Campbell Cashy Wedge, $132; ALDO Dimare Platform Sandal, $55; Carvela Attempt Peep-Toe Platform Sandal, $161; Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan Air Pastine Sandal, $45; DKNY Serena Wedge, $173

–STEPHANIE KAO
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