Nicholas Kirkwood zig-zag suede point pump

Nicholas Kirkwood pumps

Nicholas Kirkwood zig zag pumps, £484

Pointed pumps continue to reign supreme over the world of shoes in 2014, so I guess the main question is which designer/brand will be able to come up with the most interesting twist on this classic look.

Now, personally I don’t think the pointed pump needs much in the way of embellishment to make it work. The beauty of this style is in the very simplicity of it, but as I’ve said a million times before, there’s no denying that there’s only so many pairs of plain pumps you can see before they all start to blend into each other, and the easiest way for a designer to make THEIR pointed pump stand out is to jazz up the upper.

Well, Nicholas Kirkwood has definitely done that, but what I like about these zig zag pumps is the fact that, although the print is bold, it’s still very classic. There’s a lot of different ways to wear black and white, and if you’re someone who shies away from print or patterns, preferring to stick to block colours, a black/white mix can be an easy way to introduce a bit of contrast and pattern into your look.

So, how would you save zig zag print shoes?

Despite what I said above about there being multiple different was to wear monochrome, my favourite way to wear black and white is actually with… MORE black and white. Sure, black and white work with just about any other colour you can name, but I think they’re at their most dramatic when worn together, which is why these shoes inspired me to put together this modern take on a 60s-inspired look:

what to wear with zig zag shoes

What to wear with zig zag shoes


Beegive hair and dramatic eyeliner not required.

No, I’m kidding: they totally ARE.

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