If you had told me that spring would be fast approaching and I’d be seriously lusting after a pair of closed-toed grey suede pumps with black mesh, I’d have told you that you were crazy. My personal style sensibility tends to skew every so slightly goth, but even I am not immune to the charms of bright colors and sandals after spending entire week last month trapped in my house by ice.
Alas, the Fendi Mesh Platform Pumps don’t say “spring” in the least, but that doesn’t mean I love them any less. The combination of grey suede and black mesh trim is sexy in the most sophisticated of ways, and the curvature of the shoe’s opening, combined with the thin ankle strap, is retro without being costume-y. I’d wear these shoes in any season.
Ankle straps can be tricky to wear, but I’m willing to convince myself of my the (false) slenderness of my ankles in order to justify a spot for these shoes in my closet. They’re hot but still neutral, sexy but still classy and they’ve totally won my heart. Fendi’s shoes have been great over the past season or two, and this design is just the latest in a string of successes. Buy through Barneys for $785.