“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different”
— Coco Chanel
How close to heart (or to feet…) do we take this Coco Chanel quote? When it comes to Jeffrey Campbell shoes, there are no limits. I mean this very seriously. As you can see, the designer behind Jeffrey Campbell has no problem putting the craziest heel or platform on a shoe. And like every girl who is into fashion and doesn’t want to look like everybody else, after a certain point you have to wear what the eyes were once telling you looks insane (and what your boyfriend still thinks looks insane). Let’s take a closer look at the craziest looking Jeffrey Campbell shoes that you might like and that your boyfriend definitely hates!
These wooden wedges have a cut-out that will surely get anyone’s attention. A milder Lady Gaga shoe that could be seen worn by a Rihanna type. What your boyfriend sees: A pair of black lace-up oxfords bent 45 degrees superglued onto a block of wood. Fashionista’s justification: Once you get past the fact that it’s oxford shoes pasted onto blocks of wood, you’ll see that the hole in the wedges are kind of interesting and attention grabbing! Also, the lace-ups add a hint of fancy to them.
SKYROOM CUTOUT PLATFORMS
Not sure what you’re looking at? Yeah me neither. These JC Skyroom Cutout shoes are seriously pushing the boundaries between heels and wedges. What your boyfriend sees: She can’t be serious. An ordinary pair of heels that are seriously lacking support for the middle of your foot. Not only that but it looks like someone mysteriously stuck a slack of wood onto the bottom of the heels. Fashionista’s justification: The middle of your foot doesn’t really need support. Plus it’s inventive and has that “2-in-1” deal! Heels and wedges combined…yeah!
STINGER PLATFORM CREEPERS
Flatforms are cute, quirky, unisex and here to stay ever since the striped-soled shoes were shown in Prada’s Spring collection. But what happens when you take that inspiration and give it a higher platform? You get these ridiculously high creepers from Jeffrey Campbell. What your boyfriend sees: A pair of black oxfords superglued on top of a fatty black block. Really, really blocky shoes. Fashionista’s justification: If you’re a true Harajuku lover, British punk rocker or extremist, why go with a safe pair of 3-inch flatforms when you can go even higher?
These wedges are definitely a bit out of this world with the interesting leather upper flap in the back and a mere toe strap in the front. These shoes are ambiguously wedged booties with a giant cut out in the front. What your boyfriend sees: The flap at the back makes it look like the shoes have popped collars. Fashionista’s justification: They’re edgy and futuristic, and would look great with a body con dress!
These open toe leather JC shoes have an ice skate wedge. Too. Ridiculous. But they can pass for cute. These shoes have a 5" wood heel and 2" platform and it’d be an understatement to say they’re a bit on the kooky side. What your boyfriend sees: GTFO. Fashionista’s justification: Maybe these would be good during the winter?
Other Jeffrey Campbell pumps that didn’t make the cut:
1. The Tardy Platform: These are actually too cute and wearable to make it onto the “ridiculous slash I kind of want them” list, because lots of people are already ordering them. You can seen them worn by our new July style icon Creepy_Stranger and style icon Slicari!
2. Kelsey Platform Wedge: These didn’t make it because I can’t see many people pulling these off.
3. Groovies: These shoes are actually up for redemption in Chic Rewards! These cute and colorful rainbow-striped platforms are great for candylike, girlie outfits.
4. Safety Platform Heels: These shoes can definitely pass for regular mary jane heels and the off stacked heel has an architectural feel for them.
5. Clinic: Buckled wedges. Not quite ridiculous enough to make it to the list, but still pretty crazy lookin’.
In the end…there’s no such thing as too high or too crazy. And if it man repels then you’re doing something right. Now Chictopians…which pair is the craziest to you? See what you guys voted for in the poll!