An essential item in every woman’s wardrobe, I love a pair of plain, simple, sophisticated suede pumps. In a neutral colour, an elegant pair of pumps can wear with just about anything (particularly well with slim leg crop pants or a sheath dress). And to find the right pair? While I’m a fan of real suede, there are several synthetics out there for less than half the price (and with synthetics you don’t need to worry so much about care, wear, and tear).
Here are my favourite suede shoes, priced high to low:
- Jimmy Choo Agnes Suede Pumps, $575, Net-A-Porter: Jimmy Choo’s ‘Agnes’ pumps are the perfect pointed toe pumps. With a heel that measures a modest 3.5 inches tall, these shoes are safe for both the office and after-hours.
- Ivanka Trump Natalie Pumps, $130, Amazon: I’ve recently become an Ivanka convert. Most of her designs are classic, and to purchase a pair of Ivanka Trump shoes, you don’t have to break the bank. Case in point? Her ‘Natalie’ pumps. They fit true to size, they’re well-made, and comfortable. The heel measures 2.75 inches, which again, is fair game for the office and after-hours.
- Synthetic Ulundi Pumps,
$60$29.98, Aldo Shoes: These pumps are not real suede, but the beauty of synthetic materials is that you don’t have to be concerned with proper suede care. These pointed toe pumps are low (or no) maintenance, feature a straight, 3-inch heel, and a pleated detail on the front of each shoe.