One Pair of Shoes, Three Ways to Wear Them

Welp, I finally did it.

I caved.

The shoes I’ve been coveting for more than a year, I finally invested in. Manolo Blahnik BB Pumps are mine. So to take away from the sticker shock of buying incredibly expensive shoes, I decided to style them three ways to make the most out of the purchase.

Look #1: The Senator’s Wife

I love this shoe because it just LOOKS classy. Like, this isn’t the heel your grandma is going to judge you for. Here I paired it with an Express top and a Madewell skirt, then donned a messy bun and some red lipstick. I also love this look for a fancy brunch or toss on a cardigan for a work-appropriate outfit.

Look #2: Bad Ass Business Lady

Slay them in the boardroom with this all-black outfit. The tank top is Brandi Melville, the jacket is Forever21 and the pants are Express. This whole outfit (minus the shoes) was less than $100, and I’d bet you money you can already create it with what you have in your closet. And if you don’t yet have Express “The Columnist” pants – they are a DEFINITE must.

Look #3: Hollaback Gurl

Look, I love flatbacks. Sorry I’m not sorry. And since my alma mater won the Rose Bowl this year (yeahhhh boiiiii), I had to rock this MSU Rose Bowl Champs hat with a Notorious B.I.G. t-shirt, some hand-made cut-offs (that meanst I actually cut them off instead of buying them that way) and the same Forever21 blazer from before. Am I the first girl to wear a flatback with Manolos? Probably not, but it’s definitely a look you don’t see everyday – but also my favorite out of the group. Uptown/downtown. this look is as versatile as it is edgy.

Manolo BB Pump Dupes

But let’s be real, not everyone wants to drop several hundred dollars on a pair of shoes. Below I’ve curated some of my favorite Manolo dupes – that are less than $200.

Manolo Blahnik BB Dupes

Manolo Blahnik BB Dupes by theaneal featuring leather shoes Diavolina leather shoes, $140 / Kardashian Kollection high heels stiletto, $105 / Calvin Klein black shoes / Zara shoes / Miss KG special occasion shoes, $150 / Oasis black shoes, $84 / Therapy black shoes, $42 / ASOS black shoes / Forever 21 leather shoes As usual, all photos by my favorite guy, Ronny Nause.