While few can deny their love for a lady-like ballet flat or a polished pump, there is something so daring about a spike-adorned shoe. Sure, the toughness of spikes used to be associated with a hard-edged, grungy look, but spiky shoes are quickly transcending the sartorial barrier that exists between edgy and feminine style.
For this reason, I was completely drawn to this Fashionista’s look when I spotted her on campus. At first glance, I noticed how light and girly her outfit was as she chose to pair a sheer, high-low skirt with a lilac sweater. Then, upon closer examination, I saw that she decided to finish off her look with a pair of black heels embellished with silver and gold spikes. Rather than clashing with the softness of her look, the shoes actually proved to flawlessly complete it. I loved the fact that she was able to take a perfectly feminine outfit and add a little twist to it while showing just how versatile spikes actually are.
If you’re looking for a pair of spiked shoes to add to your own collection, NASTY GAL has loafers, booties and platform booties, all of which sparkle with loads of spikes. If you’re not quite ready to fully embrace this edgy trend, try instead for a studded pair of flats like these ones from Forever 21 that add just the right amount of toughness to any wardrobe.
So if you’ve always wanted to try out spikes but weren’t sure how, take a cue from this Fashionista and allow them integrate themselves into your own personal style, whether it be cute and girly or hard and tough. You might be surprised by their edgy versatility!