Did you just hear the collective scream of pain from women across the country? It’s because the pointed toe stiletto has resurfaced as the on trend shoe silhouette for spring, and it's definitely in the mix for hot summer shoes too! (cover image via jakandjil)
Hello, it's Lisa from? In Dramatic Fashion,? PopCosmo’s Fashion Contributor with the latest style tips and trends from NYC.? Nothing elongates the leg and instantly tones your calves like a pointed pump. I blame the one and only Miss Carrie Bradshaw for my first meeting with this toe cruncher. For six seasons she pranced around on "Sex & the City" in New York City looking elegant, funky, and never scuffed a heel in sidewalk crack (this is near impossible!) Thankfully we came to our senses and turned to the platform in seasons past. While still staggeringly tall, the platform offers padded comfort, stability, and a realistic width across the foot bed. Some might even consider them practical.
Fast forward a few months to New York Fashion Week last February. Statement makers took to the sidewalks and stepped out of their town cars in traditional pointed pumps, including the single-handed trendsetter Jenna Lyons of J.Crew. However, if you’re not being rolled around town in your parents' black Escalade, or sitting behind a desk all day at school, I suggest toning this trend down a few notches. Your feet will thank you now, and you will fend off nightmares about acquiring bunions (yuck) in the future.?
The trend looks especially fresh when they appear to be thrown on absentmindedly at the last minute. Pair them in a funky color with cuffed, worn-in blue jeans and v-neck tee to channel Jenna Lyons’ ensemble (see the photo above). ? But if your toes are absolutely screaming and you’ve places to be in a hurry, slip on some pointed toe flats and walk tall.?
For more style tips, be sure to check out Lisa's fantastic blog, In Dramatic Fashion.? Happy spring and summer shoes shopping!