Ahh springtime is officially here! Pastels are in full bloom in our closets, but no matter how enthusiastic we are to show our appreciation for the warmer-weather months, there are just some outfits that demand less candy coating and more neutrality. Unfortunately, black pumps tend to feel a little heavy this time of year. What can we do, though? They’re staples! Well, it turns out all you need to update the classic style for spring is a sprinkling of cutouts. You get all of the wearability without any of the heft. See which ones I’m turning to as the temps keep rising…
Nicholas Kirkwood Bow-Embellished Leather and PVC Pumps: Once you finish your spring cleaning, you can gift these to yourself as a reward! They’re already tied in a bow…On NET-A-PORTER for $880.
Gianvito Rossi Cutout Suede-Trimmed Silk Satin Pumps: Now that the sludge is cleared off the streets in colder weather climates, we can get back to satin shoes. On NET-A-PORTER for $995.
Jimmy Choo Abel Suede Cutout Pump: A fully suede shoe might overwhelm this season, but with these spider web cutouts, the look is just right. At Bergdorf Goodman for $995.
Christian Louboutin Ostri Sling 100MM Suede Pumps: A downtown girl’s answer to spring’s perennial eyelet trend. On MATCHESFASHION.com for $1,074.
Manolo Blahnik Patent Laser Cut Pump: This laser cut pattern calls to mind florals, but it’s abstract enough to wear all year-round. At Bergdorf Goodman for $795.