Is there anyone out there who doesn’t own a pair of strappy black heels? I own at least three pairs, and I’d bet my life that every single one of my friends has a pair in her closet as well. We certainly keep an eye on the daring new trends that crop up on Instagram, but when we’re getting ready to go out, our classic black strappy heels are our go-to.
The twist for A/W 18? These days it’s pairs with multiple thin straps that are making the most impact. We’re slowly moving away from the basic ankle-and–toe strap style in favour of strappier, skinnier styles. As for the brands we’ve got our eye on, Givenchy, Aquazzura and Isabel Marant’s have versions currently have us re-evaluating our monthly spending.
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