It’s fair to say that Valentino’s Rockstuds have become a modern classic – the sling-back pumps are likely the most Pinterested shoe on the planet and grace the feet of every style maven worth her salt, reaching cult status as a result.
We’re craving the vertiginous patent pumps to pep-up even the most humdrum of outfits; the question is, how best to style them? One scan of the blogosphere has thrown up a much needed source of sartorial inspiration – make like street stylers and team with rolled-up, slash-kneed boyfriend jeans, silk track pants or print-emblazoned trousers. Alternatively, go ladylike with bare legs and a knee-length dress (if you dare to brave the elements).
However you wear them, these metallic, attitude-laden spikes will dramatically alter your wardrobe.