When it comes to going-out looks, sometimes all you need is one flashy item to make the rest of your outfit stand out. Case in point: Tracee Ellis Ross' black feathered pumps. Think of them as the 2019 update to a classic wardrobe staple. The best part? Her exact pair is currently on sale for almost half off, so pick them up while you still can.
Ross proved just how important a few key accessories can be when wearing an otherwise simple outfit when she attended Kevin Hart’s 40th Birthday celebration at Los Angeles’ T.A.O Restaurant on July 6. In a sultry photo posted to her Instagram page, Ross styled her shoes with a sleek pale pink high-waisted midi skirt and a fitted white tank top, both designed by Hervé Léger. She completed the look with another fun accessory: a pair of dangly silver chainmail earrings from her personal collection.
As if she wasn't talented enough, the Black-Ish actor also proved that she has serious skills as a hair and makeup artist, too. She opted for matte skin, bronzed cheeks and eyes, and a rich brown lip look. Her black hair was styled pin straight and slicked back away of her face.
From earrings to the hems of dresses, feathers are shaping up to be the must-have accessory this season. Loewe featured multicolored plumes in their Spring/Summer 2019 collection, while Richard Quinn and Tom Ford chose to show all-black versions. If you're after a more high-end pick, designers like Charlotte Olympia and Amina Muaddi have become known for their flashy shoe styles, so it's no surprise that they would hop on the feathered trend this summer.
As it turns out, copying Ross' ensemble is super easy to replicate at home. In fact, consider it a lesson on how to make a few workwear staples perfect for a night out. If you don't have a feathered shoe to elevate things, any sky-high, statement shoe (or sexy black pump) will do. And while Ross chose to wear pink, the same bold footwear can work their magic on any little black dress you already have hanging in your closet. If your ensemble is a bit more casual (say your go-to jeans and t-shirt combo), employ the statement heels to kick things up a notch before you step out.
Ready to give this statement shoe a whirl? Ahead, The Zoe Report rounded up the best feathery options for you to shop right now, no matter your budget.