I’ve had each of these shoes bookmarked for a while now, and I couldn’t decide which pair to show you, so I figured why not go with ALL of them? Three pairs of shoes is always going to be better than just the one pair, after all, right?
These shoes all have two things in common: their stripe uppers and their classic, court-shoe design. This is a look that never really goes out of style: the pointed pumps will probably be around more or less forever (it goes in and out of fashion, but never completely disappears…), and the bold print is a great way to make the look more interesting. Actually, these are the kind of shoes that will make ANYTHING more interesting: they’ll all look perfect with an all-black (or all-white) outfit, but will work equally well with brighter colours, too.
LK Bennett Fernie stripe pumps, £225
Bold black and white stripes give instant impact to these simple pointed pumps from LK Bennett. If the heel’s too high for you – well, actually, if the heel’s too high for you, you’re probably not actually reading this blog, but if you are, and it is, there’s also a mid-heeled version of these which you might just like.
Dorothy Perkins mono stripe pointed court shoes, £25
If LK Bennett’s prices are a little too high for your liking, meanwhile, this stripe pump from Dorothy Perkins is a mere fraction of the price. No, they’re not quite as dramatic, but they’re certainly a LOT more affordable, and that has to count for something!
Bionda Castana stripe court shoes, £217
I know this is a post about stripes, but these shoes also come in a polka dot upper (another favourite of mine) and a clover-print: I’ll take all three, thanks…
Which is your favourite?
The third pair, definitely. I just like the look of the stripes more, somehow.