The Pointy, Printed Pump
Whether it's a thinner, spiky heel paired with a jaunty ankle strap, or a slightly more substantial silhouette with a strong wedge, this spring's stand-out single-sole pump (though similarly striking in solid, monochrome colours) packs the most punch when covered in an all-over print. While it used to be that a solidly-hued shoe was worn to ground busier patterns and prints up top; the pointy pump has now taken on a life all its own and is officially a part of the bigger printed picture. From super-saturated digi-prints and painterly, water-colour florals, to playful patchworks and sleek snakeskin, virtually every way to play on the print has been splashed across a pair of pumps for spring. But rather than wear with similarly suited up florals or something flouncy and frilly, printed, pointy pumps look best with stripped-down basics, like cuffed, blue menswear-style denim, slinky, well-worn white tees, or tailored leather skinnies and a silky blouse. Slip on a pair for spring and prepare to kick up your (printed) heels.