Black & White Shoes with a Twist Two Ways to Wear B&W Shoes




Black & White shoes can certainly be timeless.  There is something about mixing these two timeless colors together that creates extreme beauty.  As a neutral, the shoe will go with almost anything.  From the most classic trouser or skirt to a cute monotone dress.  Just don’t mix too many patterns in your clothes with the pattern in your shoe or your outfit may become too busy or distracting.  Flirt with patterns in each!

These shoes from White House Black Market have an extra color in them.  They are black, white, and taupe adding to the already beautiful dimension of the shoe. It’s interesting because the pattern in these these shoes is so slight even though it’s animal print.

These shoes go with almost everything.  My favorite is a black pencil skirt so that i can show them off!  As you can tell these are very sexy shoes, probably because of the animal print, so I am careful where I wear them i.e. I’m a lawyer so I wouldn’t wear these to court.

Still, I would wear them almost anywhere else because they are so pretty!  I love that these shoes have found their way into my shoe wardrobe.

Another pair of shoes that I have are these black & white checkered heels with a smooth black velvet toe.  They are beautiful shoes even if they are a bit uncomfortable to walk in (you’ve got to sacrifice for beautiful, eh?).  I love wearing them with similar outfits as the shoes above although these shoes are more conservative, perhaps because they are not animal print.

As you can see, the shoes are actually a lot more conservative that the animal print White House Black Market shoe above.  I would wear these shoes to a deposition and even to court.  They are not necessarily traditional, but they are conservative enough for almost any occasion.

And another one from the back of the heel.


Black & White Heels by Ann Taylor A Nostalgic Shoe with a Modern Twist


I adore these Black & White heels that I purchased from Ann Taylor.  They turn any dull, lifeless outfit into a fun, hip ensemble.  For example, as an attorney, if I were to appear in court or at a deposition in one of my black suits, I could really add quite a bit of style with these shoes and it would sill be professional and appropriate.  That is exactly why I bought them!  I believe it is the details that make the outfit whether it be a scarf, a pair of earrings, or, in this case, a pair of shoes.

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Another reason that I love these shoes is because they remind me of the Spectator shoes won by men in the 1920s and 1930s.  I absolutely love that style of shoe and the time period.  The Spectator is so distinct and very recognizable as the shoe from that time period.  My shoes are not an exact match to the traditional Spectator shoe, but the front design reminds me of something that might be worn during that time period.

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One big advantage that this shoe has over many of my other heels is that it is very comfortable to wear for long periods of time.  They are also easy to walk in if you must traverse a large city or a whole lot a real estate in one day.  I believe this to be true of all of Ann Taylor‘s shoes as all that I have ever owned had been comfortable and easy to walk in.

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