As the heat wave takes over this week, I'm 99% miserable but 1% excited to start thinking about SHOES! Avid readers of my blog are aware that I believe in investment pieces. What is the point of buying a cheap pair of shoes that are going to fall apart while you're walking down the street?
Here is a list of my favorite shoes of the season and why you should invest in a pair:
1. Marc Jacobs
Because black is year-round and that combined with the bold studs on these sandals make a statement. You can find these studded wonders for an alarming amount of money here. But, can you really put a price on fashion? Don't answer that.
2. Stuart Weitzman
These frayed-ankle sandals are perfect for the Fourth of July. They're the ideal balance of soft femininity and sex appeal.
3. Loeffler Randall
The return of the stud! However, these are a lot more subtle than Marc Jacobs'. The velvet allows a romance that complements the roughness and danger associated with studs.
4. Steve Madden
Beautifully simple and beautifully affordable, Steve Madden always makes sense. These are the type of sandals you can keep forever because they'll never NOT work. Or you can just tell yourself that because you're too cheap to buy another pair. Either way.
This sandal is incredibly simple and another that will make it through season after season with its style. The block heel allows stability and comfort while still looking great.
6. Alexander Wang
Wait! I didn't forget about you people who don't like high heels, and neither did Alexander Wang. Much like the rest of his designs, this shoe is all about ease, comfort, and simplicity. It's made with cotton denim--does it get more comfortable than that?
7. Nicholas Kirkwood
Proof that you're allowed to be both comfortable AND fashionable. You don't need to think about Crocs when you have a pair of these. The pearls and gold embellish bring these sandals to the next level.
8. Manolo Blahnik
Because leopard print always makes sense.
A modern take on a retro classic, and as far as I'm concerned, this color is the only acceptable option. Thanks Miuccia.
10. Miu Miu
Leave it to Prada's little sister to bring it for this summer. Your feet will probably sweat profusely, but isn't it worth it for this pair of rabbit fur, crystal-heeled sandals? I don't know if you can get more extra than these.