Paris Fashion Week Attendee

Chiara Ferragni from The Blonde Salad

Chriselle Lim of The Chriselle Factor

This one shoe has experienced a meteoric rise in the blog, Instagram, Pinterest, street style, and fashion world, quickly becoming a favorite staple of designers and style influencers alike. It is the strappy ankle heel. This shoe’s versatility allows it to be paired flawlessly with cocktail dresses, office outfits, trendy street styles, or with jeans making it a must-have for spring and summer. They can be found in a variety of styles ranging from subtle, thin ankle straps in neutral colors through bold statement heels with thick straps, bright colors, unique fabrics and patterns. Point being, there is a ankle strap heel for everyone. They could be seen all over the runways around the world as a part of many designers’ Autumn and Winter 2014 collections. For those that would like to jump in on the trend whether that means including it in your upcoming collection or picking up a pair to wear yourself, here are a few ways to wear them:

Casual:

Pair them with distressed boyfriend jeans, a simple tee such as a v-neck (always super flattering), and your favorite, slightly longer coat. Bonus points for including a bright, crossbody satchel and/or a statement necklace.

Office Appropriate:

Take a page from the ever so stylish book of Chriselle Lim (pictured to the left) and pair your ankle strap heels with printed, cropped trousers and a classic button up. If you are not feeling the bold trousers, solid is equally stylish.

Dressy:

These shoes are perfect for pairing with your favorite cocktail dress, maxi dress, or jumpsuit. The minimalist appearance profile of the shoe elongates the leg creating a very flattering line.