I’m not really a hot pink kind of girl. On the color spectrum, I operate most comfortably in a range of camels and greys or stick to black or white. For color, navy feels like a safe bet and, in the summer perhaps a light blue. In the age of working from home, when wearing jeans to the grocery store feels dressed up, hot pink feels decidedly outside of my current comfort zone. That is, til I saw this Staud sandal.
The thing is, what I lack in my interest for pink, I make up for in my love for satin. I would venture to say it is my favorite of fabrics, especially where shoes are concerned. As someone who lives by the mantra less instead of more, satin is the ideal material to add a little extra something without feeling too ostentatious.
Satin is also especially kind to color, making hues sparkle and shine to their most saturated levels. Perhaps that’s how I ended up obsessed with a pair of hot pink sandals in a sea of black shoes. Perfectly minimal in design, this strappy sandal is a welcomed late summer addition to my wardrobe—and it’s now on sale for just under $200.
Wearing shoes at all feels like a special occasion for me these days as I spend the bulk of my time at home on Zoom, so I get pretty excited to slip into these satin hot pink sandals for a little extra boost when I go for an evening walk. I like to think of them as my 2020 evening shoes, but I have a feeling I will be wearing them well into 2021 as well, even as my walks hopefully expand to more reemergence activities. They are just the right amount of glam I’m looking for while still feeling practical, a balance I’m hoping to strike in my wardrobe now and forever.