It’s always fun to splurge on a pair of designer shoes, whether it’s for a high school prom night or an evening wedding reception; however, unless you’re someone who attends black tie events often, those splurge-worthy shoes are just going to take up room in your already too tight closet. So to minimize the guilt of never wearing your most prized possessions, here’s some ways to dress down what you usually dress up!
In the fall/ winter it would be smart to pair black ankle cut skinny jeans with a pale pink strappy heel and a darker toned pink bell bottom long sleeve top, and of course, a classic Chanel crossbody is always a go-to accessory.
In Verona, Italy, Tatjana Catic pairs her dressy heels with a pair of black skinny jeans and a black leather cropped top as she arrives to the Tezenis Official show.
Milena Karl pairs her nude pumps with a pair of light denim boyfriend jeans and a Gucci belt. She tucks in her ruffled white blouse and accessorizes with a splattered coat and classic Yves Saint Laurent bag.
Paola Alberdi pairs her Prada pumps with a statement blazer and Amuse Society Soho Pant – simply accessorizing with Chloe’s Faye Shoulder Bag and a pair of Ray-Bans.
After buying my first pair of Jimmy Choo’s in high school for my senior prom, I’ve stared at them everyday, but I never think to wear them casually. They’re sparkly, beautiful and four inches, so being 5’6 I’m not too quick to grab a pair of heels. Luckily, I’ve been seeing more and more women dress down their typically formal footwear!
I usually pair my sparkly Jimmy Choo’s with a cut off trimmed pair of jeans – usually Seven for All Mankind – and an easy white t-shirt.
This may encourage you to splurge more often, knowing you’ll get more wear out of every pair, but don’t get too comfortable in Manolo’s that you forget about your Ugg moccasins.