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The Find: the smoking slipper, upgraded into a sexy black pump

The luxe smoking slipper is this year’s biggest women’s shoe trend. We’ve seen them in animal print, Playboy-esque velvet and technicolour snakeskin on everyone from Alexa Chung to Rihanna. Our favourite, though, is this Elizabeth and James version that imbues a sense of downtown cool into a classic pump. The pointed toe, kitten heel and higher cut all add subtle sex appeal to the menswear-inspired look. Plus, it’s eminently wearable. We like it with everything from a casual pair of skinny jeans to a boardroom-appropriate power suit. $295 (US). Click to buy »