Leona Lewis looks sharp in her pointed pumps. Swap your classic black pumps for red ones — they’re just as timeless and add the perfect pop your look may need.
Dolce Vita Rosetta pumps, $129 – zappos.com
Guess T-strap pumps, $83 – endless.com
Joan and David Jora cut-out pumps, $90 – endless.com
Sacha London sling back pumps, $110 – endless.com
Alicia Keys’ velvet platforms are super sexy and festive. To transition open-toe styles like these into winter, try wearing black or contrasting opaque tights for a fun color-blocking effect.
Yves Saint Laurent Tribute patent sandals, $795 – luisaviaroma.com
Steve Madden Moskow satin platform pumps, $100 – zappos.com
Jimmy Choo Vamp patent sandals, $833 – luisaviaroma.com
Sam Edelman Marina pumps, $130 – nordstrom.com
Ralph Lauren Jenae velvet-suede peep-toe, $369 – ralphlauren.com
Round-toe pumps like Tracee Ellis Ross’ always tend to soften up a look. So, if you’re going for less vixen and more delicate and dainty, go for this shape.
Vivienne Westwood by Melissa round-toe pumps, $179 – revolveclothing.com
Betsey Johnson Daelyn satin platform round-toe pumps, $90 – zappos.com
Ankle-strap shoes like Amber Riley’s are the perfect combination of fashion and function. While the ankle straps add the perfect baby-doll element to any look, they also provide support.
Sam Edelman Quiana suede wedge sandals, $150 – shopbop.com
Nina Pangea satin ankle strap platforms, $89 – macys.com
Actress Ashley Madekwe stands out in hot platform ankle boots. This style is the ultimate red statement since it covers the foot entirely, so be prepared to stop traffic.
Alexander McQueen suede ankle boots, $429 – alexandermcqueen.com
Diba ankle boots, $70 – zappos.com
Dolce Vita suede ankle boots, $169 – endless.com
Michael Antonio Musa ankle boots, $50 – dsw.com