Giuseppe Zanotti Sandals

Black and gold is a hot color combination this season, and when it comes to hot trends, no one does it better than Giuseppe Zanotti. He takes the classic T-strap style and makes it chunky with oversized gold tone hardware. The dual ankle straps do nothing to diminish the grandeur of these shoes, but with the rest of the foot exposed, the overall look is bold and sophisticated without being overstated.

If you like the Giuseppe look but want a toned down version, go with the Schutz Akshya version (below). You’ll save a ton of cash in the process.

Black leather and suede, respectively, with gold tone, pyramid shaped stud details along the T-strap and dual ankle straps, these sandals will flatter any look. They have a leather in sole and sole. The Giuseppe sandals have a 5 inch heel. The Schutz have a 4 inch heel. $149 Available at Piperlime.