Lace Up With Prada

prada striped lace up pumps

Every woman is on the hunt for the perfect shoe; but the question of what the perfect shoe is can be answered differently by every woman. Most women fall into one of two shoe categories: the group that prefers a shoe bursting with color or an exciting design; or the group that enjoys the simplicity of a classic black shoe.

Well, nobody can deny that Prada’s new Striped Cotton Lace-up Pumps are the perfect formula to please both kinds of women. The black, classic style of this pump will appease those more shoe reserved girls while the openness of the top of the foot along with the stripes will feed the desire of the girl who loves a shoe that stand outs. Though I am not completely sold on this shoe for the spring or summer, I think it is absolutely p-e-r-f-e-c-t come September. It kind of reminds me of a school girl shoe that you wore in high school with a pleaded skirt and knee-highs yet the striping and open top gives it a more refreshing, even posh look.

The bold stripes make this oxford –style pump pop and bring a strong yet sophisticated look to your outfit. The woven cotton gives it a great textured look while the cut out on the top of the shoe exposes enough skin to down play the boldness of these designer shoes. In fact, without this cutout I fear the shoe could be too masculine looking. Something about this shoe is really reminiscent of a man’s shoe; I think it could be the combination of the black on black stripes along with the shoe laces which is probably what gives it the bold look in the first place. But the four inch heel and open style gives it that extra bit of femininity that turns these shoes from conventional to sexy.

Overall, I think these lace-up pumps would look stellar when worn to work with a black suit or even an a-line black skirt. If Prada decides to make these shoes in white, beige, pink or any light color then they would be a great addition to your spring wardrobe but I think that these black Prada pumps would be best left to the autumn. Regardless, these shoes are in high demand so if you want to see them in your closet, do not delay in adding them to your wardrobe. They could end up being a fall fashion staple! Check out SaksFifthAvenue.com to buy these shoes!

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