Chic Living: Fall Cocktails to Match Your Michelle Pumps

We all coordinate our shoes to our handbags to our jewelry, but why stop there? Tonight, take your color palette all the way to happy hour with a drink order that perfectly complements your shoes. Below are three looks built around the Michelle pump that convey the trends of right now while moving seamlessly from cubicle to cocktail party, cocktails included.


Head-to-toe black deserves a drink that’s equally clean and classic. Pair your monochromatic ensemble with a martini served straight up in a setting as cool and sophisticated as you are. Pink lipstick and the textural snakeskin-printed leather Michelle add dimension to otherwise minimalist pieces, à la the olive in your glass.


If your look skews more feminine with fall floral prints and the Michelle in tender taupe, capture its vibrancy with a pitcher of colorful sangria. The red wine-based punch of Spanish origin packs a heavy dose of fruit in each serving to perfectly complement your bold attire. Meanwhile, the Michelle’s neutral shade gives you the illusion of mile-long legs and ensures that when conversation turns to flamenco dancing, your feet are ready to move.


A menswear-inspired look built around rich, warm tones and tweedy textures deserves a cocktail that’s just as cozy. The pumpkin spice margarita (courtesy of Bar None Drinks) mixes tequila with cinnamon, vanilla and whipped cream to achieve a flavor and aroma that will have you wishing it was fall all year long. The bordo suede Michelle, meanwhile, balances the masculine textures and shapes of your outfit with its deep, feminine hue.

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