Why they're hot: It's rare to find fashion-forward pumps that are 100% appropriate for conservative work environments. These new shoes fit the bill perfectly. These lizard-embossed leather pumps come in classic black and feature mixed cutouts across the top and sides. The pointed toe and sculptural arch create a refined, upscale look that is still quite restrained, despite its overall fashionable look.
What to wear them with: This sophisticated pump will be right at home paired with a classic skirt suit or work-day shift dress. Really, they are just what you need to add a little kick to that "same old" suit. But, I'd also try these pumps with skinny jeans -- they really do beg to be shown off, so I'd keep them away from super long jeans.
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