Generally, I follow the advice of of the legendary Diane Vreeland: you need a little bit of bad taste every now and then. It’s what makes fashion fun and it’s what makes personal style personal – if everyone just wore things that society at large agreed were appropriate or acceptable, everyone would look exactly the same. In modern dressing, it’s often the note of bad taste that makes the outfit.
In the footwear world, Christian Louboutin has become a master of the so-wrong-it’s-right shoe, and his creations are often what add that note of much-needed personality to an ensemble. The Christian Louboutin Aeronotoc Booties, however, might step a little bit too far over the line – the lace and leopard and bold red, both on the heel and the sole, seem to be a bit too much. What do you think? To play our weekly game of Fill in the Blank, finish the title sentence in the comments. Rather skip straight to buying? Pick up these shoes for $2395 via Neiman Marcus.