* Find your summer party season sole-mates
* Sweetly demure heel heights to sky-high stilettos
* Complete your look with rich embellishment or thoughtfully minimal styles
The summer party season is upon us, and with that, blow-out weddings, destination galas and more than enough reasons to get dressed to the nines–but it’s not all about your gown. A decadent shoe warrants just as much consideration. With embellished options like Manolo Blahnik’s current Hangisi revival, these formal occasion pumps are rich enough to be the main attraction.
1. Imagine Vince Camuto ‘Ossie’ Pump
Subtle monochromatic studs give this classic stiletto pump a subversively tough-chic edge, and a pretty shimmer that catches dim lighting like a dream.
2. Shoes of Prey T-Strap Pump
For the minimalist, or as a quiet counterpoint to an exuberant print, pick up Shoes of Prey’s two-tone t-strap pump. The colorblock and t-strap add an unexpected touch to any look. As a bonus, they work great in the day, too.
3. Badgley Mischka ‘Kiara’ Embellished Pump
Make a grand entrance and an even better exit with a lavish burst of crystal embellishment on the heel of Badgley Mischka’s creamy satin shoe. They look especially lovely with tea-length dresses.
4. Christian Louboutin Douce Du Desert Pump
The classic black slingback gets elevated to a whole new level with dramatic silk ties snaking around the ankle. The fabric is wide enough to create a voluptuous, opulent bow.
5. Manolo Blahnik ‘Hangisi’ Satin Pump
Yes, it’s the shoe made famous by Carrie Bradshaw. Experiencing a renewed popularity, the crystal buckled Hangisi is updated with a pointed toe and an elegant stiletto heel that tops out at 70mm. That means you won’t have to kick your shoes off to hit the dance floor.
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