Just as you’ve gotten used to the idea of jewel-tone heels
with your dressy jeans, the season’s new brights up the color
ante. We love the seasonless fuchsias, watermelons
and limes in simple flatscheerful without trying too hard.
We’re not sure how so many designers came to collectively focus on classic-but-jaunty flapsthere are ankle boots, mary janes and oxford styles galorebut this groupthink provides a welcome kick that looks smartest with tailored pants or pencil skirts.
Leave it to Kate Spade to banish the bias that says she who wears leopard print must also smack her gum too loudly and unbutton her blouse too far. The print of choice for fall can be ladylike too, especially in satin pumps and tasteful heel height. Just add black tights, and voilà!
Clockwise from top:
Leather ankle boots, Alexander McQueen, $1,100; visit neimanmarcus.com for stores.
Printed-satin Luxury pumps, Kate Spade, $298; katespade.com.
Eel-skin Grace ballet flats, Cynthia Vincent, $290; piperlime.com.Read MoreLess