Zendaya, one of the world’s coolest and most stylish citizens, wore pumps, so now, I want to wear pumps. For context, I haven’t worn pumps in about a year and a half. But when Zendaya stepped off the boat at the Venice Film Festival today, I suddenly wanted to change that. Decked out in a Valentino Couture shirtdress and blazer, Zendaya chose not to distract from the outfit and went with a pair of simple black pumps.
The pumps were very high, and when paired with the edgy-elegant outfit, they just seemed genius and cool. As much as it pains me to say this, as someone who wears slippers more than any other shoe style, I think the key is the towering stiletto heel. Perhaps part of that is the element of surprise since most of us put heels on hiatus when leaving the house was infrequent pre-vaccines. A four- or five-inch heel is a welcome jolt to us pandemic-weary fashion lovers. Thank you, Zendaya.
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