The line between graphic blacks and whites gets a little murkier as we strut our way into fall. While a pair of dark booties is a must this season, there’s no reason to go with anything too basic. A spattering of geometric cutouts will elevate the look from blah to bombshell in a matter of inches. And who better than Alaïa to call on for laser cut perfection? The label’s signature precision is tighter than ever on these suede booties. I love the way the cutouts line the platform. I guess they might not technically qualify as cutouts (the little rectangles are cut into black suede over gray), but these shoes are all about illusion – don’t ruin the magic by over thinking the little things. One thing that’s not an illusion? How chic they are (and also how tall – six inches!). On NET-A-PORTER for $1,825.