I’ve been on something of a tear lately, and that tear has been all about boots. I’ve bought moto boots, combat boots, the Dr. Martens from last week. Now that I’ve acquired the Loeffler Randall Felix Booties, though, I think I’m ready to step away from the online shopping. I feel complete.
Printed shoes are something of a personal favorite, and this navy and white pair of lizard-embossed booties fits the bill perfectly. The minimal shape, modest heel and stark color palette combine for a perfectly modern feel, and in a market where $995 for a pair of shoes feels increasingly normal, the $425 price tag feels downright accessible.
Wearing printed shoes can be tricky, but I consider myself something of a pro. The key is to get yourself used to the look by wearing the shoes with simple, solid neutrals until they don’t feel so crazy anymore. All you need to make these shoes work is a pair of black opaque tights and some kind of dark, neutral dress (preferably in charcoal or navy). Once you feel comfortable with that, you can try working some prints into the mix – a medium-scale floral would be a good place to start. Buy through ShopBop for $425.