Each Shoesday, I try to feature a pair of budget-conscious shoes because I think that we don’t have to sacrifice financial security for material goods – you know “aspire to be more rather than to have more” and all that.
However it would be negligent of me to not highlight investment-worthy numbers which are so versatile that on a cost-per-wear basis, they’ll end up being far more economical than cheaper alternatives, or dare I say it – copies.
Italian fashion house Valentino has been killing it in the ‘Chic af” category, where “a” means “as” and “f” is the f-bomb. Rudely chic, that is. The “Rockstud” style has been the flagship style, selling out everywhere:
Fancy! Personally when it comes to work shoes I like a bit of two-toned action as the light and dark means that I can match them with more things. Sometimes it can feel a bit heavy wearing all-black shoes to say a wedding but just enough lighter tone makes it alright. Enter the newest style from Valentino which features a ballet-like twist of fiercely studded straps and comes in two heel heights:
Try before you buy
What? You’d like to try out this style before you necessarily invest? Oh ok – in this situation I can appreciate a bit of try-before-you-buy by playing with an inspired-style. There are fewer sad things than finally purchasing your dream-looking shoes only to find that they do not fit your feet/stride/life like a dream. To that end, check out the Love Shop Share multistrap at Balletonet in blush and black.