Let’s put a little bada-bling on your feet by way of embellishment. By virtue, embellishment is the opposite of subtle. There is however a middle ground. You can do embellishment without looking like a bucket of Swarovski crystals exploded on your shoe tree when you weren’t looking. Make the embellished shoe the focal point of your outfit and you’re sure to look balanced and smart (and a little bit girly, a lot a bit sexy).
Kelsi Dagger, Shaye Pink Suede, $114. Hot pink suede is tempered by the matte-finish studs and soft ballet flat design. Wear these with an all black, all navy, or all charcoal/slate gray ensemble and let the hotness rule.
Boutique 9 Women's Glory Embellished Wedge Sandal, $46. This is a great ethnic-inspired design, the way the jewels are set on these sandals. Bad news: we're moving into fall so sandals aren't as wearable. Good news: they're now on sale. Buy now. Stash for later.
Sam Edelman Quinley, $140. Sam Edelman, of Sam & Libby, offers a rich, sumptuous looking embellishment on these platform peeptoes. The color is neutral which makes them versatile and the tightly-woven beading is dark and sexy.