Kristen Stewart's Skull & Crossbones Slippers Are Crazy Cute But Pricey, So Here Are 3 Affordable Options
I can't think of anything cuter than a pair of black shoes embellished with a kitschy or edgy graphic design. That element can take a basic outfit from "ho-hum" to "wow." That's exactly what happened when Kristen Stewart wore a pair of skull and crossbones shoes with a blue button-down shirt and navy chinos, adding a cute and fun edge to an otherwise a simple, tomboy chic outfit.
K. Stew is the queen of edgy looks, as evidenced by her velvet pantsuit, worn in summer, which was kicked up a notch due to her messy, asymmetrical bob. Obviously, she likes velvet, as the shoes were made of that material, too.
The actress isn't afraid to show her disheveled side, which I love. The blue top and pants were sorta — dare I say? — boring for her. But once my eyes drifted downward and I saw the skull and crossbones on her feet, the outfit morphed into an instant hit.
It's amazing when shoes can be that transformative. The importance of proper accessorizing can never be underestimated.
Stewart wore the velvet slippers in NYC. Despite a good sole, they are not shoes you want to wear while doing a lot of walking. They are adorably decorative, despite not being majorly supportive like a pair of sturdy boots or athletic trainers, at least from the looks of 'em.
Here's what we know about her shoes: They are handmade in Italy and sold by Lady Del Toro, a luxury lifestyle brand based in Miami. So right off the bat, they aren't cheap. If you have money to burn, you can shop Lady Del Toro shoes, as there are lots of options, including Disney designs.
Stewart's skull and crossbones pair clock in at a hefty $325. So you can invest in them, especially if you want to wear them all the time.
I have to admit that the Del Toro shoes are really cute and kitschy. I wouldn't be surprised if loafer lover Scott Disick had some of his own!
I love a pair of shoes with a message.
Again, if you can't afford to shell out over $300 for fancy slippers with skulls, you can shop some more affordable options that are somewhat similar. The Jolly Roger design is often used by luxe brands like Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, so super cheap pairs aren't always easy to come by.
These ballet flats skew young, but they also add a feminine touch to a tomboy chic outfit like Stewart's. ($49, amazon.com)
If you are not married to the exact skull and crossbones motif, this pair of desert skull-adorned smoking slippers is earthier and made of canvas. The design is also way cute. ($65, zappos.com)
Ooh! This pair is foldable and therefore totable in your handbag. Plus, it's designed with hearts! I'd wear these cuties with an all-black (or any monochromatic) outfit for that extra kick. ($85, nordstrom.com)
Any of these shoes can totally upgrade the most basic outfit. Try it!
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