These shoes are made for gawking! They say you can piece together an entire outfit around a pair of shoes and they may be right – if these celebrity fashionistas have anything to say about it. There’s Kate Middleton, who will always find a way to incorporate in her favorite nude pumps for any occasion. Glee’s Naya Rivera knows how to make how to make her already bright outfit pop with neon round toe heels that make a statement. Jessica Alba chooses to make her trendy cap toe shoes the eye catching part of her otherwise monotone outfit. Finally, Blake Lively‘s bejeweled sandals add an oomph to her already award-winning ensemble.
The thing that these celeb shoe-o-holics have in common is that they all know the value of a good accessory. In this case, the shoes do the talking.
Kate Middleton – LK Bennett Nude Pumps
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton may pay $90 for a Zara dress or $1000+ for an Alexander McQueen coat, but these LK Bennett pumps fall somewhere in the middle at $345, which seems to be a reasonable price if you are married to one of the next in line to be King of England. The thing is, they’re even more of a bargain because she wears them EVERYWHERE and with all designers from Issa to Erdem.
Neutral tones go with everything and they must be comfortable or she wouldn’t be seen out and about in them all the time. Albeit a bit boring, these shoes are a good choice for Kate and you may find them a good choice for yourself, as well. You can buy the LK Bennett Sledge Pumps at Nordstrom.
Naya Rivera – Neon Round Toe Pumps
Neon is obviously a hit for Summer 2012, but what makes a celebrity wear a bright neon pump when they’ve already got a lot of brights going on. Does it complement the outfit or make the fashionista stand out even more? In the case of Glee’s Naya Rivera, it could be a little bit of both. The neon round toe heel seems to offset the blue pencil skirt and cream top, but amplifies its beauty at the same time, making the entire ensemble both sophisticated and playful. We’ve never seen Naya look more stylish, with an unexpected pop that works perfectly. That’s what an eye-popping pump can do for you.
Jessica Alba – Coral Cap-Toe Heels
There’s more than one reason we love actress Jessica Alba‘s coral two tone pumps! Not only do they pop against her monotone gray, black, and white print ensemble, but they also hit upon a trend that’s very popular right now when it comes to stand-out shoes. Cosmopolitan magazine said the shoes “soared to a new level” because it played up the femininity and pop of her otherwise menswearish getup. The outfit itself is perfect for a stylish day at the office, but once you bring the shoes in, the ensemble quickly moves from day to night for the party chic look.
The reason this look is so spot-on and trendy is because the shoes can be any color, pattern, or style, but the toe-dipped edge adds another layer, making the entire shoe new, different, and edgy with contrasting colors. In this case, Alba’s shoes make her look that much more style savvy and versatile, while also playing to the key accents of her outfit.
Blake Lively – Embellished Sandals
Every celeb wants to find comfort in her summer sandals, while also showing off their hot new pedicures. But add a sparkle or two to these strappies and you’ve kicked the entire summer shoe trend up a notch and found the perfect accessory to rock your outfit into the nightlife. Follow Blake Lively‘s stylish advice and pair your sexy outfit with an embellished sandal where appropriate additions like bows and glitz make the shoes a worthy addition to a dressed up look. Lively chooses Giuseppe Zanotti bow embellished sandals with multi-sized crystals which come straight from his Fall 2012 collection.
Since we’re used to celebs being all about the heel or the bright color, it’s worthy to note that bejeweled sandals do just as much talking as their colorful high-heeled counterparts.
– Simona Kogan
Photos: Kate Middleton, DailyMail.co.uk; Naya Rivera, Popsugar; Jessica Alba, Fabsugar; Blake Lively, Intheircloset.com
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