Basics can be funny things — to some women, metallic shoes are “basics” because they can wear them with everything — the same way that I would wear, say, a leopard blazer or animal print heels with almost anything in my wardrobe. (Admittedly, my wardrobe is primarily dark solids, and I would probably wear it on a casual, no-big-meetings kind of day.) But taste is a huge (and very personal) thing — I’ve always thought metallic shoes look gaudy and gross, and even this tiny touch on this otherwise fabulous 3″ heel (on sale at Zappos, btw) would be too much. For those of you who are a fan of the metallic shoe look, these do seem like a subtle way to integrate them into your office or try the look. Readers, which controversial “classics” or “basics” are the ones that you love the most? The pumps were $298, but are now $199; lots of sizes left. Cole Haan Chelsea PT MJ Lo Pump
Psst: Jennine just had an interesting discussion on The Coveted regarding her husband’s hatred (and her love) of leopard prints.