Christian Louboutin ‘Amyada’ 100 leather T-bar pumps, £545
Compared to some Christian Louboutin shoes, these ones are almost “sensible”. Almost, I said. To people who don’t trot around in 5″ stilettos all day, every day, a 4″ heel can never really be “sensible”, obviously, and thank goodness for that: Christian Louboutin did, after all, once say he’d hate for people to look at his shoes and think, “Those look so comfy!”, so I can’t imagine he’d be thrilled to hear them described as “sensible”, either.
Nevertheless, these may have a (comparatively high heel), but they still look like the kind of Louboutins you could wear to the office, say, without worrying about hurting your feet too much, or looking like you were going out clubbing afterwards. The nude upper is, as always, super-versatile, while the t-strap and cut-outs give the shoe a rather sweet, kind of vintage-inspired feel which would also look good with something like a floral tea dress, or some of the currently-fashionable 70s-inspired styles.
Alternatively, you can’t go too far wrong with a swing dress:
This is the Hobbs Wessex dress (£129), and it’s a classic style, in a classic print – what more could you ask? This check print pops up pretty much every summer, and never goes out of style – I love the fresh white and blue colourway, which looks like it would be right at home having lunch on a patio somewhere overlooking the sea – if only!
My favourite style of shoe!