September 19th, 2012

The Ankle Strap

Ankle Strap

From top left: Isabel Marant Fall 2012; Paris Vogue editor Geraldine Saglio with Emmanuelle Alt; Alexa Chung; Burberry Prorsum Spring 2013

Last fall I fell hard for the classic pump. It’s return, after what seemed like years and years of wedges, was very welcome. I bought a black suede pair and another in caramel patent and wore them both to death. I refrained from buying a simple white pump, but it still lingers on my list.

This season I am still in love with the pump, but one with a thin ankle-strap. Fortunately, there are many to choose from.


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  • I love this look too – so feminine and pretty!

    AmandaSeptember 19th, 2012  1:03 AM

  • I always feel so cool when I do something that you single out 🙂
    Just purchased a pair of neutral patent ankle-straps last week and already wore them to a wedding this past Saturday! They are in the rotation!!
    Have a chic week!!

    Amy RichardsonSeptember 19th, 2012  6:05 AM

  • I’m in love with those Valentino ankle strap pumps. So gorgeous and elegant.

    PamelaSeptember 19th, 2012  6:34 AM

  • Nice! I would go for the Valentinos, all the pairs are cool but I can’t imagine following my daily routine on emannuelle’s heels, whenever I see her pictures I wonder how she makes it

    BarbaraSeptember 19th, 2012  6:43 AM

  • Absolutely love the Valentino’s!! But I wouldn’t say no to the Alexander Wangs either!!! Ahhh..,decisions!!

    SheriSeptember 19th, 2012  10:11 AM

  • Oh, mann. Those black suede Valentino’s…. just too good.

    AnnieSeptember 19th, 2012  1:56 PM

  • I have never retired my black classic manolo sling backs. There is nothing more flattering for the legs!
    So happy about the return of the ladylike shoe!
    Great post. XoJ

    JamieSeptember 19th, 2012  10:35 PM

  • honestly, my feet are so narrow that I just step out of pumps unless they have an ankle strap! Practical + adorable. I love seeing these featured on KiC, and am currently coveting the valentino studded strappies I’ve been seeing here for ages.

    chrisbeanSeptember 28th, 2012  3:10 PM


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