A non-peep-toe ankle boot appropriate for wear during the sultry season? C’est possible? Christian Louboutin has just given me reason to think perhaps! The “Lisse” ankle boot, while I’ll concede is in the generally autumnal material of suede, just might be the answer the wholehearted boot-devotee’s summer quandary. And nary a cutout or mesh inset in sight! All it takes is a fearless plunge of the ankle-line. This almond-toed bootie, seamed for a more casual (and therefore, more summery) effect, has a fluid dip so low that it highlights your anklebone to the point of fetishism. Like a slick slit on a maxi skirt, it reveals without showing too much. And it implies that you’re acknowledging it’s hot weather time, without cheating on your boots. At Barneys New York for $895.
Pair with: An itty-bitty nude-tone mini-dress by Kimberly Ovitz lets them know you’re not all geared up for fall. Keep all else simple, as in a nude manicure and ultra-minimal jewels, and save this look for a night out with the girls. On ShopBop for $585.