It’s been a long, hot summer. Record-breaking temperatures have been reported all over the world even earlier than usual. Those of us who love a good summer sandal celebrated when we got to stash away our winter boots early but after months of wearing slinky, strappy shoes we have started to get a little bored. With the cooler days of fall rapidly approaching, we’re eagerly anticipating the opportunity to segue away from warm weather shoes, and we’re finding that peep toe pumps are the ideal transitional accessory. The classic lines of a pump provide a more traditionally wintry silhouette, but the sexy detail of a peep toe means you can show off your summery pedicure just a little longer, even as you retire your strappy sandals for another a year.
Gastone Lucioli 3051 Platform Pump
Jessica Biel works a demure version of the iconic peep toe shoe at a photo call for this summer’s remake of Total Recall. Though her sleeveless dress is short and summery its cool colors announce that crisper days are on the way. Gastone Lucioli shoes perfectly tread that fashion demarcation between summer and autumn by pairing the silhouette of a classic pump with an open toe. The 3051 Platform Pump adds a charming ankle strap detail that makes this the perfect shoe go with a the last short party dresses of summer.
Kate Spade Gretchen Evening Pump
American Idol Runner-Up Lauren Alaina keeps it pretty in pink in her petal-colored peep toes. Her dainty heels are a perfect complement to her fun, frothy, feathered frock. Her blingy dress definitely calls for the cleaner lines of the t-strap shoes she chose, but Kate Spade offers some chic shoes that totally amp up the girliness quotient. The Gretchen Evening Pump draws attention to the peep toe with a fabulously frou frou pink satin rose perched near the toe, while a shimmery champagne ankle strap adds a subtle touch of glamor. You don’t have to wear these fun shoes with a gown to feel glamorous, either. Pair them with skinny jeans and a strappy pink satiny tank top for girly glamour at its most comfortable.
Jeffrey Campbell Foxy Spike Platform Sandal
The peep toe silhouette is often dainty and demure. But even this classically simple look can get a rock and roll edge. British reality TV fixture Francesca Hull might have looked too sweet and safe in this bright pink party dress with its retro lines if she had accessorized with a typical peep toe. But she takes the look super modern by selecting some peep toes that feature trendy silver spikes. Jeffrey Campbell has perfected the spike and stud trend this season. If you want to take Francesca’s look and give it even more of a punk rock edge pair a party dress in a neutral tone with black leather Foxy Spike Platform Sandals.
Even though the weather hasn’t cooled down yet, you can still put your strappy sandals in the back of the closet and look forward into the fashion future. A chic peep toe pump can help you say goodbye to summer and fall into autumn with fabulous style.