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Dress Code: S/S ’13 SHOES
Hello Loves, I pray you all had a wonderful Independence Day! We are two official weeks into the summer season, so let’s get back to fashion business with our fifth and final blog post about Summer 2013 trends: Shoes (yayyy). What should be on your feet this season? What’s made a come back?
- Plastic – Right now you’re probably thinking she’s not serious is she…yes I am! Remember those jellies sandals from childhood? Well those are have received a makeover and are showing up in stores from Bare Feet to Saks Fifth Avenue. From peep toe plastic flats complete with rhinestones or bows, to chunky rubber heeled sandals the classic shoe has been reintroduced to younger generations. Not trying to take the trip down memory lane? Try this seasons hottest shoe: the Lucite heel. From Aldo to Sam Edelman these clear heeled sandals are a MUST HAVE to compliment your LBD or LWD.
- Gladiator – Extremely popular last summer this style is still all the rage and now you can find unique styles. Try a knee length pair of flat gladiators with your favorite cut offs, an off shoulder tee, and aviators for a casual weekend look. Or pair the stiletto version of this style with a bright skater dress. Missing this shoe from your current wardrobe? Try a neutral earth tone pair, this will carry you through the entire summer and early fall.
- Platforms – But these have been on trend for the last four years at least….true. However, this season we are seeing the return of more retro 60’s & 70’s styles. Thick wooden platforms under flat two strap sandals offer supreme comfort while being on trend. Sky high chunky heels are balanced with 2 inch platforms and even canvas sneakers have platform soles. There are heights for everyone, from the extreme (goldfish anyone?) to the conservative, there’s a platform just right for you!
- Wedges – Although these have always been a summer staple, this season your favorite wedge has gained about 2 inches! Wedge sandals are SKY HIGH this summer and in a variety of colors and textures. Every color trend this season from neon to black and white has a corresponding wedge. This style of shoe has the ultimate versatility and can be dressed up or down. Whether it’s date night, Saturday at the mall, or Sunday morning you are sure to find a pair you’ll love this season!