In honor of every one of the 80 degrees we’re expected to enjoy today, here are two great sandals I spied at Barnys this weekend.
The first pair is by Pierre Hardy, a designer so prolific he has to put his stamp on soles at Hermes, Balenciaga, the Gap, and his own eponymous label. These ones are so barely-there and perfect that I almost forgot that I typically don’t care for the blue-and-brown colorway (hard to see here but the heel portion is a dusty taupe). Oh, and they were on sale. For a song.
The second pair, below, are by American designer Derek Lam. I feel like there aren’t a lot of bright colors out there right now — and even though I am in love with all the dusty peaches and pale, nude pinks, I found myself really attracted to this red and turquoise thing. Probably because the colors are so nicely balanced by the natural leather ankle strap.
I do wonder though, what would a girl do if she wasn’t interested in goddess or gladiator straps? Because truly, I’m not sure you can obtain a pair of sandals in this town – or on this planet – that don’t feel like they were made for some mythical sword-yielding, sun-taming heroine of the 21st Century.