Need to find a dress for a wedding, stat? Looking for the perfect shoes for your next cocktail party? Send your shopping dilemmas our way! Our new, weekly Personal Shopper section will do the legwork for you, offering up a slew of options to solve your fashion woes. Simply send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week: I just received a short-notice invite to a wedding and I am in dire need of a new pair of shoes. I need something really simple: black, preferably made from suede, with a small platform, a peep-toe, and a stiletto heel. Please help! – Stef
Hi Stef. Sometimes the simplest shoes are the hardest to find, but we are here to help! Given that the shape of your legs and the silhouette of your dress are unknown variables here, we have picked out a few different options. Both Miu Miu’s Suede Peep Toe Platform Pumps ($645) and ASOS’s Petal Platform Peep Toe Heels ($32) will work well if you want something clean and classic. If you want something with a glamorous twist, check out Jimmy Choo’s Kilda Peep Toe Pumps ($995) and Charles David’s Bodacious Peep-Toe Pumps ($230). If you want something that catches the eye, we like Alaïa’s Embellished Suede Sandals ($708) and Enzo Angiolini’s Thaddea Pumps ($129). And if you need a little security, we love the ankle strap on Sam Edelman’s Marina Pumps ($130). Good luck!