Bright purple, while not exactly unusual in the world of shoes, isn’t the most common colour either, which is perhaps why purple shoes always seem to jump out at me as I scroll though my favourite online shoe stores. That was definitely the case with these open-toed sandals from Moschino’s Cheap & Chic line, although let’s face it – it would be pretty hard to miss them with that shiny patent upper, wouldn’t it?
Colour aside, these shoes also have a couple of other stand-out features, most notably the wide buckle across the foot. They’d still be gorgeous without it, but it gives the d’orsay sandal a slightly different feel, and although I wouldn’t describe these as “casual”, the buckle does give them a certain quirkiness which I think will make them a little easier to dress down as well as up. They’d look good with tailored trousers or dark wash jeans if you wanted to go down that more casual look, but for this outfit I’ve decided to dress them up:
I really love the floral print on this dress, which is by Lela Rose, and currently on sale at The Outnet. By “on sale” I mean it’s still £500, but as it’s in short supply, that’s possibly a moot point, anyway. I picked it mostly because the print works well with the purple of the shoes, but if you’d prefer a block colour, I like purple with navy, black or grey, all of which will contrast nicely with the brighter colour.
Heel height: 10cm