Spring is upon us, and I don’t know about you, but my sandals from last year have definitely seen better days. I’m on the hunt for a new pair of bright wedges to pair with my cutoffs and summer dresses. Care to join me? Whether you prefer a low wedge or a towering espadrille, click through to check out seven spring-y pairs in a rainbow of colors!
I came across these Sofft sandals while rounding up links for the comfortable heel guide, and I was instantly smitten by their ridiculously bright pink straps and 70s-style wood platform. I want to wear them with my favorite black jersey dress and big vintage sunglasses to wander around the farmer’s market and feel really chic and stylish until I step in a puddle of melted snow cone and immediately regret wearing my favorite shoes outside of the house. At $100, they’re about twice as much as I usually spend on shoes, but I might have to make an exception (or engage in some shameless birthday begging). [$105.95, Sofft]
I am known for being cool, calm and collected under duress. But that all goes out the window when duress involves a spider. Especially a big spiders. Growing up, sometimes you’d open a closet and there’d be a big one with long hairy legs staring right back at you. So I have to say these otherwise-cute, blue, vegan sandals bedecked in a faux-jeweled spider fall firmly in the “Do Not Want” camp. I don’t think I could handle it if I looked down and saw two big spiders on the tops of my feet. [ModCloth]
Basic $5 flip-flops are definitely a summer necessity, but sometimes you want a thong sandal with a little more oomph. Whether you prefer your “oomph” in the bright color, fabric flower, beads, rhinestones, or fringe variety, we’ve got you covered. Click through to check out 10 of our favorite not-so-average flip-flops!
It’s my belief that every woman should have at least one pair of totally superfluous-just-for-fun-ridiculously-over-the-top shoes. And if they’ve got a crazy platform heel on them, even better. Crazy big shoes make you feel taller, and more able to conquer the world. And if you’re feeling kind of whatever about your outfit, putting on a pair of wild platforms can totally elevate your look from just okay to supermodel status. After the jump, 15 pairs of fun platform sandals to make you feel 10 feet tall.
I don’t know about you, but my summer sandals often get totally destroyed. So I’ve resolved to not spend too much on them this year. After all, they’re going to be headed to the beach, to the park, tubing and all manner of other not-very-hospitable places with me, so they should be ready to get wrecked. But hey, they should still look cute, too. I don’t want no stinkin’ four-inch platform nightmares, either. So that’s why I’ve found 12 pairs of perfectly cute, perfectly affordable sandals — all under $25. Check ‘em out!
Sometimes, all it takes is the perfect shoe to take an outfit from boring to blam. That’s why we’re all for neon sandals this summer. Pair a neon sandal with a khaki short and a white T-shirt and you’ve got a foolproof summertime outfit. We’ve picked out 10 of our favorite pairs for your perusal. Check ‘em out in the gallery above!
Shrimp Cocktail Toes: You might know it as toe overhang, but we prefer to call it Shrimp Cocktail, after the way toes sometimes hang over the edge of sandals and shoes like delicate shrimps. Ladies, you know when you’re buying shoes that are too small, forcing toes to cram in areas they shouldn’t, or too big, sliding toes to the end and off the edge of shoes. Keep fit in mind the next time you buy a pair of open-toe shoes, and take a lesson from these celebs: Shrimp Cocktail Toe is definitely not cute.
Unless your name is Courtney Stodden and you are content to frolick on the sand in six-inch stilettos, you are probably in the market for some beachy footwear right now. These Express jellies are glossy, easily-washable, and super-feminine with their big bow in the front. Buy a couple pairs and match ‘em to your pedicure. You are trying to get that cute lifeguard’s attention, aren’t you? [$24.90, Express]
An outfit isn’t an outfit without the right shoes. The wrong pair can turn an otherwise show-stopping ensemble into something subpar, but there are no written rules — choosing is trial and error. Regardless, there are a few basic varieties of shoes that every woman should have in her closet for different reasons. Sure, they may be “safe” choices, but having a solid arsenal of standby kicks and knowing what to wear them with can make getting dressed in the morning that much easier.