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Maybe you're a little hesitant to throw a prints party of one. You prefer to tread lightly when it comes to patterns at all, and even a simple stripe is edging on the border of your comfort zone. We hear ya'. But, if there's one patterned piece we would suggest, even for the most timid of solid-color lovers, it's the printed pump.
Small in size but big in impact, the printed shoe is like the sartorial cherry on top (er, bottom) of your outfit. Plus, a classic pump shape will keep even the kookiest of designs from completely taking over your otherwise-solid color scheme. Jump ahead to see some perfect samples — some more daring than others — of ways to wear the trend. Then, brave the bold, and try it out for yourself.
Photographed by Mark Iantosca.