Simple, almond-toe platform pumps in neutral shades like nude, taupe, blush, and black have been ruling the red carpet for quite some time, and it’s not hard to see why. The style, especially in an inconspicuous hue, is a classic staple that goes with everything and is meant to flatter while taking a back-seat to the rest of a show-stopping designer ensemble. However, it’s fair to say that this season, shoes are getting a bit… err, ballsy… both on the red carpet and on the streets! 80s-fabulous pointy toes and eye-catching brights are making their way into our summer and fall shoe wardrobes, peeking out from under everything from skinny jeans to slacks, miniskirts, shorts, and sundresses alike! I love the sophisticated-meets-fun look of your typical retro-inspired, pointy-toed pump in vibrant hues like highlighter yellow, lime green, electric blue, and purple, and it’s the perfect way to elongate legs while adding an in-your-face dose of color to any everyday ensemble!
Pictured above:Manolo Blahnik BB Patent Leather Point Toe Pumps, J. Crew Everly Suede Pumps, Brian Atwood Starlet Patent Leather Point Toe Pumps, BCBGeneration ‘Cielo’ Pump, and Vince Camuto Kain Pump.