Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Feeling Cagey

Platinum card: The Original, Yves Saint Laurent $1590

Debit card: Runway-inspired, B2 $148, Topshop $145 (U.S.)

Certainly not for the faint of heart, the Yves Saint Laurent Spring 09 show saw this distant cousin of the gladiator sandal strut the runway. But where does one wear such a shoe? Perhaps the beach– then you needn't worry about the discomfort of trapped sand in your shoe.

Cage Boot $1590 Yves Saint Laurent; holtrenfrew.com $148 B2; 1-866-520-SHOE brownsshoes.com Lattice Caged sandal $145 (U.S.) Topshop; topshop.com

Industry Insider Interview with Sarah Hamel

A Walk in the Park