Low heels have never really been my “thing” (I tend to like my shoes either super-high, or totally flat, with nothing in between), and low chunky heels even less so. This season, however, fashion is looking back to the 60s and 70s for inspiration, and all of those A-line shift dresses and short, 60s mini skirts look best (in my opinion) with a slightly lower heel, which is why these ASOS ‘Shooting Star’ pumps are my slightly-unusual Shoe of the Day pick today.
It’s not just the fact that they’d work well with some of the clothes that are around right now that drew me to these, however. I mean, just look at that heel! Yes, it might be low and blocky, but it’s also rather fabulous, with its glitter and crystal embellishment, which extends all the way up to the ankle strap. These shoes aren’t quite business in front/party in back – I don’t think that mint green toe is particularly staid either! – but the heel is definitely where all the action is, making them even better from the back than they are from the front!
I’m sure it’ll come as no surprise to anyone that I’ve gone with a 60s theme for this outfit, too. I love this little shift dress from River Island: it’s much shorter than anything I’d usually wear, but the high neckline and loose shape keeps it classy, and the cream and black colours, with their gold button finish, also lends it an air of sophistication. I’ve used the shoes to dress this look up, but I think the dress itself would also look good with black tights and flats, for a more daytime-appropriate look. The shoes, meanwhile, would be be fabulous with a skirt and sweater, and although I think the heel height lends itself particularly well to shorter hems, they’d also work with jeans or shorts.