Shoes can make or break an outfit, but they don't always have to be the center of attention. Each of these pairs of shoes from the Simply Vera by Vera Wang summer collection may look boring by itself, but when you see the entire outfit, they make so much sense and exude such great, casual elegance.
There's a patent thong (Milly had these on all her models for Spring); a strappy t-strap sandal (to keep you light on your toes); and a chunky heeled t-strap sandal (yes, these are making a comeback!). Architectural. Versatile. Comfortable. That's what makes these styles shine.
Sure, they're not "eye candy" on their own, but they perfectly complete each look by creating the right silhouette and line. Oh, and the simpler the shoe, the frothier you can get with your outfit.
So while it's fun to tout the latest "it" shoe or sex kitten stilettos, homage must be paid to the basic, less glamorous shoes of the fashion world, too. They may not always be flashy but they are the unsung heroes of our wardrobes. (Of course, it also doesn't hurt that all these styles are now on sale - and when the price is right, we are happy shoppers.)