Photo Courtesy of Carlo PazoliniWhether you’re running to hail a cab, booking it to Starbucks on your coffee break, or trying to make a dinner date on time, you need a good pair of luxury shoes to get you through the never-ending list of appointments you have this fall. While plenty of the fall shoe collections coming out from our favorite designers make us giddy, there’s nothing worse than those few pairs that are actual pieces of art on the shelf, but are basically unrealistic on our feet. Unlike skinny stilettos that make you feel like you’re constantly teetering, the new Autumn Collection from Carlo Pazolini provides sturdy footwear to (and through) your everyday activities.
Carlo Pazolini’s Autumn/Winter collection is “a true reflection of a timeless legacy of refinement and European design,” as the brand likes to put it. The designer wishes to (mentally) transport his clients to an indulgent Roman holiday or a walk along the French Riviera when wearing the shoes in this collection. European influences are a clear motivation in this season’s creations, and we’re all for it.
This fall sees chunky pumps in the majority of designs by Pazolini, which is welcome news to both our eyes and our feet. And when we say chunky, we mean chunky—think ‘60s and ‘70s chic. But while these styles do give off a certain mod vibe, they’re far away from entering “too trendy” territory. It’s the minimalist styles, materials, and colors used in this collection that define the line between “stuck in the disco era” to “timelessly transcends decades” status.
In this line, we see thick-heeled pumps, as well as oxfords and loafers with the same supportive heel. Solid patent leathers, two-tone cap-toes, and tie-up saddle styles are prominent, with platforms to accompany several pairs. Seasonally-appropriate booties make a statement in suede, smooth leather, and even sheepskin clogs. Give your calves the same luxe treatment by slipping on a pair of full-length Carlo Pazolini boots— the classic pair with a flat heel feature rich soft leather, while a demi-heel with buckles has dyed sheepskin on the exterior, giving a legwarmer effect. If you’re looking for a little more height, a knee-high style sports a color blocked brim atop a thick high heel.