Smooth or lug sole, a leather ankle boot with buckle hardware is a classic transition boot. Equally smart with jeans or long skirt.
Fashion introduces a look to the main stream that appears surprising at best and at worse, ludicrous. Then a year later after seeing enough of whatever you are seeing, becomes palatable, and then, a year after that, down right desirable and then, possibly a wardrobe staple. Take Uggs for instance. When California surfer girls started wearing them in the 80’s, it looked crazy to wear boots with swimwear or shorts. Forty years later, they are ubiquitous in both cold and warm weather. Note a couple of 2020’s trends: square toed shoes and socks with sandals. What do you think? Will they have staying power?
There is something about having your own portable runway lights on the perimeter edge of your shoes to bring a subtle glint to your step.
Jennifer Chamandi is a Lebanese born, London based designer. Her shoe collection bears the unique (and technical prowess) of her signature “eye of the needle” design. A gold plated “eye” is cut out of the stem of each heel. The Italian produced collection is carried online, and only in brick and mortar stores in NYC or Los Angeles so far. I haven’t yet seen her collection in person but I am so taken with their beauty.