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Save Vs Splurge: The T-Strap Heels To Wear On Date Night!

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The best part about global fashion weeks this season was when models strutted down the runways in the choicest of shoes, most of which spelled vintage glam. And if you’re a Gatsby lover, then the 1920s style T-strap heels are THE shoes you’ll want to own. Jonathan Saunders, Rodarte, Tibi and even Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2016 collections had hoards of luxe labels favouring this particular shoe. Be it an open-toe version or a pointed toe iteration, the advantage of a T-strap heel is in its strap — one that runs horizontally across the shoe length from the toe till the ankle. This helps hold the grip and also makes the shoe more comfortable than other heels.

While ticking off my bi-weekly to-do list of online new arrivals, I laid my eyes on the most exquisite shoes I’ve seen in a while. The first thought I had on seeing this Jimmy Choo T-strap sandal was this: a girl (read: me) on a date at a sea-facing café, wearing a fit and flare dress and this lovely pair of shoes. That’s when I realised: Mr Choo never caters to people with salaries like mine. So what if this exquisitely-made black satin pair is intricately embellished with tonal beads and a zipper fastening does not fit my budget? With my amazing online sleuthing skills, I was confident I’d find one that fits the bill.

 

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Jimmy Choo Lana Embellished Satin Sandals (Rs 65,889 approx)

And I did, that too at one of my favourite high street stores, Zara. A version made out of leather (it’s glossy though), this high-heeled T-strap is quite a twin to this Jimmy Choo pair. The glitch here is that it’s got a bow detailing at the back instead of the zipper. Nonetheless, it’s a lot similar. And a girl can dream, can’t she? So if you’ve got that date already, look your best as you don this chic Zara pair.

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Zara High Heel Strappy Sandals (Rs 3,990)

Want to find a high street equivalent of a luxe product you love? Comment or write to us, and we’ll go Sherlock on it till we find you something that fits your budget!

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