Goodwill Gems: Tuxedo Heels

Boys may be boys, but girls can always steal their fashion. This week Lauren headed to Goodwill on the look-out for menswear-inspired pieces fit for a lady. Of course, this gal found her thriftastic, budget-loving Goodwill Gem: a pair of gorgeous black-and-white Tuxedo Heels.

Pretty yet polished, these shiny patent leather heels are the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe, whether you’re headed to the boardroom, the brunch table, the bar, or anywhere in between.

Girls can get fashion inspiration from all sorts of places – even from men. Though spring is usually a time for flirty frocks in technicolor brights and pretty pastels, adding a piece or two with a masculine edge can really bring a bit of proper style to a city girl’s warm weather wardrobe.

These cut-out, patent pumps have a bold (yet classic) black-and-white color scheme and a lace-up detail that’s reminiscent of a tuxedo – but with a hint of femininity. The skinny stiletto heel also adds a girlier touch to these shoes and keeps them from looking too clunky or mannish. Sexy, sassy, and yet clearly covered in style ideas borrowed from the boys closet, these sky-high shoes add a kick of clean-cut style that’s perfectly suited for work or play.

Dress them up, dress them down. For work, these daring heels would look fabulous with a pair of wide-leg, floor-sweeping white trousers in an airy summer fabric and a brightly colored silk tank or tee. Below, though, I’m using them to dress up a more casual, yet effortlessly chic look that’s perfect for a Friday at the office or a weekend brunch with friends.

Whether you choose to pair them with a dressier ensemble or with the kind of casual look I’ve chosen here, these shoes will add a bit of oomph, some serious sass, and an air of sophisticated style to your favorite wardrobe staples.

The crisp coral tee adds a pop of much-needed color on top and is accented by a pretty printed scarf, which is covered in swirls of polka dots in various complementary hues. The solid black cropped pant – classic, clean-cut and easy, is just the right way to ground this casual look and really set off these stunning black-and-white stilettos.

Have you thrifted a menswear-inspired find recently? Come tell us! Write about your fashion fun in the comments here, post a photo of a fav look on our Facebook page or send @GoodwillNyNj a tweet. GoodwillNyNj & I love seeing your style, so keep us posted!

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2 thoughts on “Goodwill Gems: Tuxedo Heels

  1. Lauren spotted them and loved ’em, but left them for you readers to snap up – they should be at the Astoria Goodwill (unless someone else has snagged ’em). Thanks for the comment and, if you’re hunting those heels down, good luck!

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