The sleeper shoe of the season comes from a quite traditional source: Chanel. Originally designed by Gabrielle Chanel in 1957, it was the only footwear option shown on the house's mega runway last March. Though it boasts the heritage cap-toe, its modest heel and seductive cutouts were remixed by none other than Karl Lagerfeld. It is precisely the opposite of Instagram click-bait, which makes it all the more covetable.
Chanel suggests wearing the $800 (chanel.com) "It" item “with slim-cut leather trousers, a tweed dress, a suit or even a pair of jeans," saying "the shoe blends quite naturally into every look, both for day and night.” But we have our own ideas, so without further ado, here is how to style this season’s most wanted shoe.
Sonia Rykiel dress, $2,690; net-a-porter.com.
Watch the video below another look at the Chanel slingback.