Take the artistic sensibility and wild mind of Nicholas Kirkwood and add the dreamy floral prints that could only be Erdem, and you have a truly striking pump. A chunky, geometric heel is a fabulous counterpart for silk-covered leather of abstract brushstrokes. With an easy round toe, it all adds up to a pump that’s way more versatile than you would have imagined. Here, three very different ways to wear one unique shoe:
1. Antonio Berardi Stretch-Wool Dress: A blazer-inspired collar gets seriously sexed up with a plunging neckline and pitch-perfect seams. In hot orange, you get contrast without being too fussy; a straight-laced look without going too obvious (instead of say, a blue or green dress). Sleek stilettos are to be expected, but an intriguing pump shows you have modern edge.
On Net-a-Porter for $2,545.
2. Elie Tahari Mindy Halter Top: Prints charming! Show off your fun, flirty side by shaking things up with this ribbon-trimmed top. Just casual enough to be worked into nearly any situation, you can wear this pairing with drainpipe jeans, a slim-fitting miniskirt, or tailored black pants for work.
At Saks Fifth Avenue for $298.
3. Les Chiffoniers Zip-Embellished Leather Leggings and Velvet Top: Imbue some rocker edge to a semi-sweet print with tassel-accented leather pants (the tassels are detachable, so you can be sleek about it). Then keep it casual with the brand’s slouchy velvet top for a segue into fall.
Leggings, $1,205, and top, $320, on Net-a-Porter.