TOE THE LINE
Classic shoes get a colorful twist
We love when a bygone look has a fashion resurgence, and lucky for us, '40s-inspired cap toes are popping up on everything from flats to platforms. No matter how you wear them, these two-toned beauties are guaranteed to put a little spring in your step:
Heels While cap toes may have originally been reserved for ladies who lunch, the look gets a modern twist when popped onto boots, wedges and stilettos. Emerson Fry's sleek caramel pumps ($268) have an art-deco appeal with a stacked black patch, while French Connection's Trudy heels ($205) are right on point with a white patent toe. For a more laid-back look, try J. Crew's striped Seville espadrilles ($138) or Top Shop's suede ankle boots ($120).
Flats Bright toes on classic ballet flats dress up jeans and give blouses and skirts a hip edge. The chain trim and silver toes on these Michael Kors flats ($195) have just the right touch of punk, and Kate Spade's spiffy bowed pair ($180) pops with mint toes. Break free of the black-flats crowd with these daring neon-and-striped shoes from ASOS ($45) or try these comfy black-and-white kicks from Payless--which at $20 are a total steal.