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Three Ways to Wear It: Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem Pumps

Antonio Berardi Dress, Elie Tahari Top, Les Chiffoniers Top and Leggings, Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem Pumps

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.



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