Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Summer Shoes

I finally indulged in a much-needed pedicure last night.  I had been holding off on this post until I could get my tootsies in photo-worthy shape.  I opted for OPI GelColor in 'Suzi Says Feng Shui', a cobalt blue.

Any self-respecting woman has at least as many pairs of shoes as she has panties.  A shoe can make or break an outfit and one must have the appropriate shoe for every occasion.  You can't go wearing flip flops with your new party dress, now can you?  Well, you can, but please don't.

The best time to update your shoe wardrobe is in Spring and Fall.  The start of these key seasons offer a fresh selection of new trends.  And for us large-footed ladies, the best selection of sizes are available during these times as well.  I've got size 10s, so I need to get 'em while they last.

I have been scouring the shelves for the last few months and have found the 3 must-have styles for Spring/Summer 2012.

The Oxford

I love this suede colour block style by DV Dolce Vita.  They're super comfy and offer a hint of subtle androgyny to any wardrobe.  I wear mine when walking to work or to meetings across downtown.  They also look great with boyfriend jeans for a weekend look... move over ballet flats, you have competition! 


The Archer Sandal

I wasn't sold on these puppies (also DV Dolce Vita) at first glance, but when I tried them on I knew I had to have them.  Elegant simplicity.  The gold detail on the toe is divine and I can't wait to pair them with denim cutoffs or a maxi.  This is truly the "it" shoe for Summer 2012.

The Ankle Strap Sandal

If there's one shoe trend I'm into this season, it's the ankle strap.  It bumps the sexiness factor up a notch without looking cheap.  Unexpectedly, these Nine West lovelies work with shorts, a skirt and even pants.  This particular style has a thicker heel (easier to walk!) and comes in a versatile nude shade (elongates the leg!).  Win-win, people.  These are on track to be my go-to summer staple. 

1 comment:

  1. All great shoes! I still have yet to get a pair of oxfords! Maybe for next fall :)