If you’ve been keeping your eye on on your friend’s/colleague’s/Instagram feed’s footwear game over recent months, you’ve likely noticed things getting ever so slightly blunt.
But while the square-toe shoes that’s been dominating our u over recent months is by no means over, it has now got some serious competition in the form of its more piercing counterpart.
The pointed toe that has been a staple classic for as long as we can remember – but not wildly exciting – has finally become top Insta-worthy fodder, thanks in part to hugely successful ‘knife’ mules and boots.
One of the most flattering shapes, the pointed shoe not only elongates your foot, but – if it’s heeled – also lengthens the leg.
And the most welcome news of all? The pointed toe works for pretty much any style of shoe, any occasion.
Pointed mules with a heel and possibly an ankle strap or slingback are perfect with ‘jeans and a nice top’ for date night, while sharp-toed boots are an edgy addition to an elegant midi dress.
If you’re not looking to wear a heel, the pointed flat is really growing in popularity. Both mules and babouche slippers work brilliantly with turn-up balloon jeans and a loose shirt for a relaxed weekend look.