THE SHOES: Christian Louboutin Fifi 100 tiger-print pumps, £545
My last few Friday Fix picks have focused heavily on black pumps, so for today’s selection I figured I’d give you something a little bit bolder, instead.
These ‘Fifi 100′ calf hair pumps are certainly that: in fact, I’m really struggling not to make some kind of bad “walk on the wild side” joke, so moving quickly on…
Now, as far as animal print goes, I’m strictly a “leopard print” kinda gal. In fact, I’m ONLY a leopard print kinda gal: it’s the only animal print that’s ever really appealed to me, and it while leopard print shoes take up more than their fair share of the ol’ shoe shelves, I’ve never been particularly tempted to expand my animal print collection – until now, that is.
If you’d told me before I looked at these shoes that I’d one day love a pair of tiger-print pumps, I probably wouldn’t have believed you. Having seen these on a few bloggers and celebrities now, though, I think they’re bold, beautiful, and totally different. It’s true to say that they require careful styling, and will work best with very neutral colour palettes, where the shoes are allowed to be the focal point of the look, but that means they’re ALSO the kind of shoes you can throw on with jeans and a t-shirt, and still look amazing.
The simple shape definitely helps here. On a fussier shoe, the print might have been too much, but Fifi 100 is a Christian Louboutin classic, and one of those wear-anywhere styles that are so useful to own. It’s also a style that’s available in a wide selection of colours: my dream shoe closet would include an entire shelf full of ‘Fifis’ – and these ones would definitely be included![Buy them here]