No regrets. When I purchased a pair of Derek Lam gray suede sandals on sale at Shopbop last Summer, not only did I pat myself on the back for finding such a great deal, but I wore them with vigor. They magically matched every outfit, and were more interesting than black shoes. They felt very . . . modern.
And that's exactly how Dasha Zhukova looks. Her printed ivory and black dress is thoroughly baby-bump friendly, a little black jacket is smart, and what appears to be a Chanel bag is perfection. But it's her crisscross gray suede platform pumps that remind us she's a fashion editor. They give her a slight edge and added texture.
If you're seeking one worthy shoe investment for Fall, consider a pair of gray suede shoes.