Originally designed by Gabrielle Chanel in 1957, the revamped Chanel two-tone slingbacks were reintroduced and brought back on Chanel’s runway for Fall ’15 by Karl Lagerfeld. It boasts the heritage cap-toe, a modest heel and a modern twist: cutouts. Since then, it’s been a covetable best-selling item for the house.
Why are they so sought after? One word: versatility. They can be worn elegant with maxi dresses, casual with jeans or sophisticated with trousers; they’ll look on point with pretty much anything you pair them with.
Valentino Rockstud Heels
Valentino’s ‘Rockstud’ pumps have endured tremendous popularity since their debut eight years ago and are still seen prevalently on red carpets now. This blush version is constructed from patent-leather with matte straps and the signature caged design is decorated with the style’s pale-gold pyramid stud embellishments.
Gucci Jordaan Loafers
Gucci’s iconic Horsebit loafer is a true blue classic that’ll never go out of style. First introduced by Aldo Gucci (the son of the brand’s eponymous founder) back in 1953, this versatile and simple leather slip-on has been reworked by Alessandro Michele in January 2015 into slimmer shape to create the Jordaan style.
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pumps
The Pigalle is by far Christian Louboutin’s most iconic shoe. With its iconic red sole, pointed toe and 120mm pencil-sharp stiletto heel, this shoe is an enduring style that can be relied upon for a flattering leg-lengthening look. The glossy black patented version is the most popular amongst all the its iterations, and can be worn to fit almost all occasions.
Chloe Susanna Boots
Having first made an appearance in Chloe’s Pre-Fall 2008 collection, the iconic Susanna boots are studded ankle boots which feature three buckles and a subtle floral motif. Eight years on, these rock’n’roll kicks are still rolling off the shelves quick. These must-haves are a fail-safe choice when it comes to an everlasting shoe style.
YSL Tribute Pumps
These open toe high heels stiletto pumps from YSL is a longstanding classic that gets reinvented by the fashion house nearly every season in new fabrications and colourways. Its popularity is unmeasured since its debut in 2004, and it’s clear to see why: it’s effortlessly chic, sexy and classic.