WE LOVE: Evening Standard

Book in that pedicure because, this spring, all eyes are due south as the evening shoe has a serious moment. Just don’t expect to see them in their traditional setting.

The evening shoe is defined by its often sophisticated, formal and red carpet-worthy aesthetic. Think satin pumps in jewel tones, diamond brooch toes, rich embroidery, sparkling glitter, textured fur and jewel-encrusted heels. Traditionally such a shoe would be reserved for special occasions but this spring its working back with some unexpected street styling.

No longer exclusive to Oscar worthy ensembles, the PM shoe for day works best with masculine style dressing. Try a crisp white shirt with cropped trousers, straight leg jeans or luxe sweats. For a more eclectic look, try mixing with a full midi skirt and socks.

This spring, forget the polite flats, timeless slides and sensible sandals – it’s all about show stopping heels. You’ll have to excuse us as we slip into something a little more uncomfortable but oh so fabulous, the evening shoe.

About the Author:


A Senior Womenswear Buyer, Lecturer, Keynote Speaker and Founder of Style Retailer. Lauren Jones has over 10 years buying experience, working across department store, David Jones and youth sector retailers General Pants co. and Glue Store. Specialising in women’s denim and fashion, Lauren has forged a successful career, consistently driving strong sales and margin result in a rapidly evolving landscape. Drawing on this experience, Lauren created Style Retailer, a fashion consultation business designed to help major retailers and independents alike drive competitive advantage and growth through solid buying practices.

Lauren also uses her vast experience to lecture at Sydney’s FBI Fashion College, teaching both Fashion Buying and Advanced Fashion Buying courses. Lauren is also a regular speaker at the Fashion Exposed seminars in Melbourne and Sydney and a regular contributor to leading fashion publications.

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