Jimmy Choo ‘Lance‘, $850
Jimmy Choo is a brand that really comes into its own at this time of year: or at ANY time of year when there are lots of special events to attend, anyway. These ‘Lance’ sandals are more or less the perfect pair of strappy evening sandals, with their barely-there upper and party-appropriate silver-upper.
Strappy sandals are always popular as evening shoes, and for good reason: if you’re going to a party, chances are you’re much more dressed-up than you’d usually be, so you don’t want your shoes to detract attention from the rest of your outfit. In this case, the shoes will certainly blend in with almost anything you choose to wear with them, but I almost feel sad for them because of that: the shape is so lovely, it would really be a shame for it to go unnoticed, wouldn’t it?
Luckily there’s not much chance of that: these have more of a mirrored-effect in real life than is apparent from the product shot, so I very much doubt they’d be ignored for long: or not if there are any fellow shoe-lovers in the room, anyway!
How to save these Choos?
“Go glam or go home,” is the message of these shoes. Sure, there’s (almost) always a way to dress a pair of shoes down if you want to, but let’s face it: that’s not what these sandals were destined for. No, these shoes want to get glammed up and go dancing: they want to be worn with a cocktail dress, some blinged-up jewellery and probably really big hair. Resistance would be futile…