Sure Footed

This spring, fine gentlemen’s tailoring inspires the must-do look for ladies. Whether opting for loose fitting slacks with slouchy pleats, shorts of a similar line and cut, vests or tailored jackets, designers are giving women a power play. And how better to pair off these ensembles than with shoes that are right in step? Oxfords, saddle shoes and spectators work well with pants and shorts, but they are also apt at making this spring’s ridiculously high hemlines look more conservative. The style speaks to women who are confident, clean cut and in control. The updated models feature heels made for walking (still) and detailing like eyelets, perforations and stitched patterns. Shown here are Melin in cognac, $99 by Steven, Tronnie in taupe, $130 by Boutique 9, Bloch wingtip jazz shoes in white and silver bullet, $175, and Miller studded black, $129 by Dolce Vita.