Before I completely fell into my drab wasteland I had a moment of chic clarity. And in this moment I made an Outnet purchase and with it a stylish investment.
For those unfamiliar with The Outnet, I wrote about it HERE previously. Now, I am in no way sponsored by The Outnet (but wouldn’t mind being!), but I really am a huge fan of it. The site gives me access to designer finds at a fraction of their retail price. And for me, the fact that pieces are from previous seasons is not a problem. If I am investing in a designer find I expect it to have longevity.
Now back to the shoes…
So, there I was doing a little browser shopping (that’s window shopping but from the comfort of my sofa), when I stumbled on a pair of mirrored Missoni platform pumps that included their signature zigzag weave along the bottom.
But, allow me to explain the beauty of them:
- The mirrored/metallic upper is a great neutral and the woven multi-color part includes a plethora of colors. So they go with a lot of different looks.
- The zigzag pattern is the cornerstone of the Missoni house, giving me a signature piece without being so in your face that it looks like I am a label junkie.
- They make a serious statement. And shoes are a great place to make a statement. I can easily pair these with a more subdued outfit, and suddenly I have created a look.
So I bought them.
And let me tell you something… They are insanely, insanely comfortable. I know. Everyone always argues with me when I say that about a shoe that is over 4 inches (let alone the 5 ½ inches I think these are). But they really are. My proof? I wore them while toting around the baby who is now pushing 15 lbs! (Watch for them in a future outfit post…)
Tell me, what do you look for when you make a stylish investment?