I don’t usually go for neutral-colored shoes, but I got two pairs this spring.
First, I got inexpensive canvas and pleather sandals from Old Navy.
The pleather initially had a strong chemical smell, but it has subsided. At least I didn’t have to hang the shoes out the window like I did with a cheap, smelly bag a few years ago. These shoes are no longer on Old Navy’s site, but maybe these will give you a similar vibe, appearance-wise. I can’t make any promises about the aroma.
I also got these Dolce & Gabbana peep-toe booties at Bergdorf Goodman.
I smell a lawsuit.
I was originally looking at them in black but decided to be daring because (a) the shoes were on sale and (b) I was able to use a gift card that I received for my birthday (thanks, Aunt Sue and Uncle David!). I haven’t figured out what to wear these with, but I think they have potential. Here is the black version on Bluefly.
Remember when the peep-toe bootie style first appeared and everyone was aghast? Now they seem quite ordinary to me. What is the world coming to? Next we’ll all be wearing cages and no one will bat an eyelash.