Ask Belle: Minimalist Black Sandals
Jul 8, 2014
I absolutely adore the “naked” look of these Stuart Weitzman minimalist sandals as seen on Wendy’s Lookbook and Gary Pepper. I’m not loving the price, however. I know that this style of shoe is pretty popular this season but I can’t seem to find any with as thin of straps as these ones in the under-$100 range. I can see myself pairing them with a myriad of outfits this summer, if only I can get my hands on a pair. Any help?
The simple sandal is a God-send. They can be paired with any outfit, but, you’re right, they’re tough to find. I came across a cognac pair last month by accident at Nordstrom Rack, and I don’t know how I ever lived without them.
The Stuart Weitzman sandal you referenced has a 4.5″ heel, so I chose these Asos sandals, which have a 5″ heel. I also found this Steve Madden sandal with a patent-leather look. I also liked this Aldo Margetts Sandal with a third strap along the in-step.
Also worth mentioning were three pairs os sandals, that while they weren’t exact matches, are lovely basics that would be welcome in any closet. This medium-height NY & Co. sandal has a sleek look to it for under-$50. I also loved this H&M sandal with a wider front strap for under-$25. And don’t miss these modern BCBGeneration sandals with a criss-cross back strap.