It’s been years since I last wore my pointed toe shoes, but I think it’s finally time to pull those babies out and give them some TLC. The pointed toe style was all over the Fall 2010 runway and made an appearance not only on pumps and sandals, but also boots, ballet flats and brogues. This particular style is super easy to wear and looks good paired with almost everything. A basic pair of pointed toe pumps can go with both skinny and flared jeans, as well as straight-legged trousers. You can also pair them up with knee-length pencil skirts and work dresses for that perfect business-chic look. My favorite way of styling these shoes though is to wear them with shorter hemlines and with flowy, feminine silhouettes, where the sharpness of the shoe can get balanced out. Take a look at some of my favorite styles on the runway.
The Armani and Valentino ones are so cute, aren’t they? I also like the ones from Louis Vuitton, particularly because I’m really picky when it comes to these shoes. I hate the super pointy, elongated kinds (those look evil, don’t they?) and if you’re anything like me, then getting something with a bow or other embellishments is perfect since it breaks the length up. Another thing I like about the Louis Vuitton ones is that it has a block heel. If you have an aversion towards the sharpness of this particular style, then getting the pointed toe with block heel combination is ideal. Also, to avoid looking like an old lady, try to stay away from slingbacks and kitten heels; those are unflattering on most people. Instead, get something with a more youthful vibe, like an ankle strap or a t-strap, where the focal point is not just the front of the shoe but your ankles, as well.
Perhaps, the easiest way to incorporate this style in your wardrobe is to get yourself a pair of pointed platform pumps á la Victoria Beckham. These shoes are super versatile and the platform balances the pointy-ness of the shoe out, making it extremely subtle. Here are a few affordable options.
So, how do you feel about this particular style – are they a do, or a don’t for you? Like always, I’d love to hear back from you! 🙂