These woeful economic times have ushered in a push towards the cheerful and exuberant in the fashion department. Bright shades were a big trend for summer and will be a HUGE one come fall. I am especially loving bold and bright shoes as a means for getting in on this trend. There really are no rules when it comes to rocking this look.
At this year’s Teen Choice Awards, bright pumps were the real stars electrifying the green carpet. Cameron Diaz gave her soft gray Alexander McQueen shift dress a jolt by teaming it with a pair of electric blue Pierre Hardy pumps. Leighton Meester took her flirty striped Louis Vuitton dress to the next level with a standout pair of red Brian Atwood pumps. Audrina Patridge wasn’t afraid to really push the envelope, pairing a magenta Zuhair Murad dress with piercing blue Courtney Crawford pumps.
At the CW Upfronts, Ashlee Simpson added an electric jolt to her white top and pencil skirt combo (both from DSquared2) with a killer pair of powerhouse pink Lanvin pumps. Fergie also used a pair of neon shoes to take her look from basic to wow-worthy, teaming a John Richmond Jersey dress with standout Jimmy Choo sandals at the March of Dimes 34th annual Beauty Ball.
Draw inspiration from any of these lovely ladies or rock the look on your own terms, either way, you’re sure to make an unforgettable entrance. To help you on your way, I’ve rounded up a selection of bright pumps that I am currently coveting.
Read on to check out my top 10!
Pierre Hardy Patent Open Toe Pumps, $362. Powerhouse pink pumps can snazz up any style.
Brian Atwood Riva Patent Leather Sandals, $515; NOW: $205. Saunter in style with these trail-blazers.
Ruthie Davis Sushi Double Platform Mary Jane Pumps, $895; NOW: $447.50. Warning: If you wear these, you WILL be the center of attention and the envy of all!
Topshop Sophia Cut Out Shoe, $125. The type of shoes that can make anything avante-garde.
Steve Madden Tayla Pump, $119.90. The kind of shoes that leave you with only one though: I need these RIGHT NOW!
Jimmy Choo ‘Witty’ Zebra Printed Flats, $365. Wear these with anything from flirty frocks to skinny jeans.
Christian Louboutin Rodita Sandal, $895. Zippered accents give bright pink a fabulous edge.
Jeffrey Campbell Electric Platform Pumps, $115. These are subdued enough to be worn with just about anything, but still bold enough to make a statement.
Stuart Weitzman ‘Platswoon’ Pumps, $298. Red pumps are timeless statement-making staples.
Guess Carrie Pumps, $89. Pair these with just about anything, clashing is a thing of the past so just go for it!
– SABRINA ALEXIS