The Little Black Shoe

My recent trip to Manhattan has me thinking about comfortable, but good looking footwear. It’s rough, you walk a TON, like miles a day, in NYC – personally, I love it – it gives me the justification to eat all the yummy pastries (my kryptonite like weakness), calling to me on every street corner – but I digress… You walk A LOT in a city, or at a convention, or at an airport but you also want to look polished and finished. You know the old saying, the shoe makes (or, sadly, sometimes breaks) the outfit.

My clients are always on the look out for comfortable “walking shoes” that still have a chic, put together flair. Shoes that would look great with a little skirt or slacks, or my constant go-to, denim. We’ve all heard of the LBD (Little Black Dress) but, there’s another equally, if not MORE important wardrobe staple, the LBS (Little Black SHOES).


Here’s a few LBS’s (Little Black Shoes) I’m eyeing this week:

  1. These boots are perfect for both work and play and don’t look at all like a typical Frye, but I bet have their supreme comfort and durability.
Revolve Fry bootie
A bootie that is perfect for both work and play!


2. The heel on these is EVERYTHING!

Revolve Jeffrey Campbell
Look at that heel!


3. Love the mini heel, love the bit of bling AND love they’re made of suede (it creates a more seamless visual line with tights than, say patent or even leather).

revolve sam edelman
The perfect kitten heel – oh so Audrey!


4. Hands down, my favorite, most often complimented, everyday shoe.

FWD Elyse Walker Aquazzura
Hands down, my favorite everyday shoe.

5. The epitome of a the it-girl bootie – with the silver (or rose gold) notch that only Alexander could pull off.

Fwd Elyse Walker Alexander Wang
THE it-girl bootie!


Do you have a go-to LBS? If not, you should highly consider adding a pair to your to your shoe trousseau!

Happy shoe shopping!

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Cleveland-based personal stylist and fashion blogger.

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