But I'm fully convinced that I'm onto something.
Almost as resolutely as I was in the 3rd grade when I assured my mother that Spice Girl carpeting was a practical idea because I would,
quote, "never get sick of it."
Anyhow, this time I'm right.
Why else would the newest footwear fad be based upon the boring?
And I mean "boring" in the nicest possible of ways.
Single sole pumps,
streamlined strappy sandals,
It's more about the fact that the shoe has a heel,
than the actual shoe itself.
I'm not discounting beauty. But the beauty of simplicity, rather than adornment, is what allows the minimalist footwear to carry the weight of an entire outfit.
These shoes are not statement pieces in themselves, but are, as the title of this post would suggest (i.e. directly state), worn in order to make a statement.
The contrast between the simple fabrics and the sexy heels is subtle enough to be effortless, but evident enough to be cool (if I do [and I do] say so myself).
And as much as I love obnoxiousness of all sorts,
I've really started to embrace this scaled-back form of foot adornment.
If for no other reason than the fact that I can now wear my heels into multiple jobs.
Office buildings aren't always 100% conducive to platforms with pom poms.
|heels: Zara, shirt: Gap, jeans: Citizens of Humanity|
Because obviously that was the only reason I stuck out.
Photos by Matt Engelhart