Retired gymnast Nastia Liukin attended Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week on Wednesday in a simple but edgy outfit.
She wore a sleeveless black top paired with a black blazer and python-printed pants. I love the sophistication of this outfit, and the black-and-white combination definitely gave her more elegance. However, she must have thought the outfit was boring, because she accessorized with an oversized green clutch bag and finished her look with a pair of green sandals by Nanette Lepore. The sandals and the clutch both feature snake-print leather — Yup, that’s snake-print overload right there (in time for the Year of the Snake, maybe?)
Anyway, I love the sandals, but I’d rather wear them with a different outfit or, better yet, during spring. While admittedly adding some playfulness to her ensemble, the green shade just ruined her sleek look.
Nastia Liukin at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013, Lincoln Center, February 13, 2013
Nastia Liukin in Nanette Lepore “Addicted to You” Runway Wedge Sandals
Do you like the sandals? There’s actually a black/white version available, which likely would have complemented her pants a lot better. Aside from the snake-print leather, the Nanette Lepore “Addicted to You” runway wedge also features a PVC inset down the center. The strappy upper with cutouts and open toe adds some sexiness. There’s a zipper fastening at the rear for easy entry, and it’s finished with a 5-inch covered heel and a 1 1/2-inch platform.
Here’s the black/white version in case you want it to be your next shoes:
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