Suspend your disbelief for one moment and consider the fall sandal, designed here by Nina Ricci. It's created for the rare meteorogical moment in which it is cool but not too cold for open-toe heels. Notice the precision of its stacked, slanted, velvet heel, mimicked by the slight fin that runs along its sole. We imagine this on the bon vivant that throws caution to the wind in favor of decadent touches. She'd wear these with simple slacks and a chunky wool knit for a look that oozes understatement for day. Then, again, with anything in the evening; after all, the shoes speak for themselves.
Nina Ricci Embellished Mink and Velvet Sandals, $1,050 at Moda Operandi