Filed under: Shoes
While checking out some shoes for the fall season, one of the things that was apparent almost immediately is that they're not all sky-high platforms. It's a nice change and, some might say, a bit more elegant than some of the chunkier shoes we saw this spring. Manolo Blahnik's Check d'Orsay pumps definitely match their description of "buckle on vamp," in black and white with patent leather trim, but are still pleasingly understated in their non-aggressive colors, which are more appropriate for fall/winter wear. The classy shoes, with 3 1/2-in. heels, are a good choice for dressing up some black trousers at work, but would look fantastic with a slinky skirt on a night out. If you want to get a jump on the trend and start wearing them now, just tell yourself that "pre-fall" is another word for summer. Price: $565.