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Classic. Black. Pumps.
A staple that should be in every broad's closet. And one that is worth every penny - once your find the perfect pair. I received a recent email from a fellow broad who is looking to update said staple...
|photo c/o Zappos|
|Exhibit 1: Boring? Since when is this sexy cut and snakeskin boring?
I love this shoe. A bit of a splurge, but remember this is a staple.
Dina Sure Pumps, Alice + Olivia c/o ShopBop
|Another fun idea is going with cutouts. This pump will work for many seasons, since the toe is covered but the cutouts make them appropriate for warmer months as well.
Gaia Pump by Via Spiga, c/o Nordstrom
|More Cutout to Lace options. You'd be surprised how much these styles go with; don't be afraid to mix textures or patterns! You can wear a patterned top with these shoes.
These would look awesome with anything from an LBD to a pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans.
Pina Pump, VC Signature Pump c/o Nordstrom
Limit the Black.
Wearing black pumps doesn't mean your entire foot must be covered.
I love mesh or other sheer fabrics that open up the shoe and show off the foot.
This option would work anytime of year. And who doesn't love a sexy ankle strap?
Cynthia Pump, BCBGeneration c/o Nordstrom
Add another color.
Keep the classic option fun with interesting shapes along the side, a V at the toes for some toe cleave, or both.
So, my broad, I hope your ponder is over. Or that you at least now have some direction. Remember that the above are just ideas and if you're looking for a bargain there are tons of brands emulating the look of high end designer shoes. Using specific search terms like "cutout", "ankle strap", "cap toe" or "d'orsay", will help get you where you want to be.