Monday, 17 February 2014
BLACK MONDAY - My Personal Pick of The New Black Heels
I was tight on time and struggling for inspiration this week. It's already Sunday night as I type this, and usually I've queued up at least some, if not all, of the posts for the week ahead. I'm not slacking, but I was waiting for something to make me sit up and take notice. Inspiration dawned via the incredible Alexander McQueen cutout boots that you see in the picture above. They actually took my breath away. They are perfect.
In the spirit of thinking ahead of course, it's true to say that not everyone reading this post will have a McQueen sized wallet, and so I started to source some options for black heels for SS14. This is what I found. Do let me know in the comments if you love/hate any of them. It's always good to hear other opinions.
The top style on the right is Buttercup from Kurt Geiger, and is very much reminiscent of the recent Louboutin slings like 'June'. Simple and classic, well worth the investment if you have the cash to splash.
The middle shoes are my bargain find, and are from Aldo called 'Mercedes' - but are down to just £35 in the sale. I know, you might be 'over' spikes and studs already, but these cute platform ankle straps make my inner rock-chick sing with happiness. Plus they are super cheap and kind of trashy-chic. Who doesn't love a little bit of that?
The bottom heels are from Karen Millen and I've seen them in a nude colourway as well. The black satin makes them edgy yet formal. This pleases me. I am hoping they bring out some further SS14 styles with the 'Pigalle'-like Straight heel, especially if they plan to pair it with almond toes and luxury fabric finishes. That could get very interesting indeed.
So my inspiration for the week wound up being colour. Today was black.
SHOP THE SHOES below by clicking on the individual product images: