Black and pink (or grey) has been one of my favourite colour combinations of the season: I just can’t get enough of it, so even although I generally avoid ankle-straps if I possibly can (My ankles REALLY don’t need any emphasizing, thanks all the same…), I definitely wouldn’t want to avoid these ones!
This two-part style has been around for a while now, and the modern version of the look normally has this very high heel section, which is both more contemporary and more comfortable than the older versions, which relied on the strap alone to hold the shoe in place. The two-toned upper (are we still supposed to call it “colourblocking”, do you think, or is that just WAY to ‘2012’?) is a fairly common addition to this style of shoe, and I think it works really well. The combination of the black heel and pastel vamp will make these nice transitional shoes: you’ll be able to wear them now if you want to, but they’ll also take you into autumn and even winter, assuming it’s not too cold. I loved the winter pastels which were so popular last year, and which partially inspired this outfit:
What to wear with pink and black shoes:
OK, sure, the coat isn’t exactly seasonally-appropriate right now (and, for me at least, it’s not FINANCIALLY appropriate at ANY time), so you’ll probably want to leave it at home until the weather cools down again, but at least in the UK you probably won’t have to wait too long for that, right? In the meantime, the rest of the outfit will work year-road, so you don’t have to wait to wear those shoes!