One of the secrets of having memorable style is to add an unexpected twist to what is normally mundane. A pair of jeans with a crazy bag. A simple skirt with shiny shoes. Which is why Louboutin’s Sheer Mesh Crystal Strass Marale Bootie left us a little breathless. If ever there were an “unexpected twist,” this would be it.
Oh, leave it to Louboutin. His crystal-covered Strass pumps, booties, peep-toes and bags are some of his most glistening, infamous creations. But, this bootie is something more. Though it still has the crystalline punch of the others in the Strass family, the use of mesh netting makes the shoe look less like you should be on a cabaret stage and more….Amal Clooney. In short: they are wearable. And, with its metallic finish, sheer quality, and hand-placed Swarovski crystals applied in the shape of flames, it is the kind of shoe that would make you a fashion icon if you paired it with pajamas.