Designer Dreams: Shoe Edition

In between fashion weeks, we’re scouring the web dreaming of designer. In this edition we’re looking at some of the best shoes from Alaia, Charlotte Olympia and of course Louboutin and pairing them with the perfect dress.

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Our dream closet would not only have racks and racks for shoes, but every pair would be pristine and polished enough to make even Gwenyth jealous. While we might be a little far from those dreams currently, Net-A-Porter is boasting of a “sale” and maybe with all you’ve saved at VOWS on your dream dress you can splurge on these beauties. We’ve picked our three favorite boots, flats and heels and paired them with some of our favorite dresses as we spend another weekend in the office daydreaming.

My forever-favorite designer is Tunisian hunk, Azzedine Alaia. Season after season he has presented a beautiful mix of ethereally delicate and yet made to last shoes that are easily recognizable as his own. We kept coming back to these suede booties, which are admittedly a little different for a wedding but the silver studs are perfect for the rocker-chic bride. Great to keep toes warm in a winter wedding, booties are very feminine but with a little edge. We think these boots would look great stomping down the aisle in this Amsale dress. The full-skirt will create a disappearing act for the booties, while the pretty silver detail on the other hand will showcase them in their full glory during the big reveal.

It is almost a total fantasy though to spend more money on your shoes than your dress and for the budget-conscious bride with designer dreams we would recommend the perennially adorable designer Charlotte Olympia. We’ve been lusting after the kitten flats since they took the street-style world by storm but how cute would they be peeking out of the bottom of this Anais full skirt? The skirt has so many sweet details that the simple flats are not only comfortable and chic, but a very welcome addition. You will be sure to receive many compliments on this perfect complement.

We’ve saved the best for last though. We know that you’re just as eager as us to get your hands on your very own Louboutins. Remarkably comfortable, eternally classic and the right match for any outfit. If not for your wedding, then when? This Anjolique A-Line dress is more than 50% off giving you the perfect excuse to spring for these must-have Louboutins. This is the pair of shoes that you will reach for again and again. The sand hue is actually more “matchable” than a stark white or bold red. This shade is show-stopping with browns, whites, blacks and navy! Consider this an investment because this is the pair of shoes that you will always reach for, from the boardroom to the ballroom. Let them make their debut under the layers of gorgeous lace on your wedding day and then wear them everyday afterwards!

Designer shoes are just the thing to turn a frown upside-down and while we might be wishing our torn and scuffed galoshes would magically transform, you can make those dreams come true!