In the sea of color-blocked shoes out there, from perky Charlotte Olympia to quirky Fendi to sophisticated Stella McCartney, and the equally vast spectrum of boldly color-blocked creations (including some bordering on the garish), it’s none other than a pump out of Brian Atwood’s little-sister line (just call her “B”) that take the prize as the best of the season.
When it comes to successful color mash-ups, proportion is just as important as hue. And so is attitude. These suede 5.25” shoes hit all the right notes: a palette elected for a flirt with a sense of humor, a combination of childlike tones fit for a super-chic Barbie. A body of pink sets the tone, shades of blue define the doubled platform and a thin heel is the perfect spot to inject a shot of hot yellow – so you know they won’t forget you when you walk away. At Neiman Marcus for $350.
Pair with: A tee that’s cute and relaxed with a splash of the hyper-feminine. Red Valentino’s heather-gray modal T-shirt is topped with a refreshing panel of sheer pink lace, which hints at one of the shades of your pump.
At Net-a-porter.com for $250.