Are your feet ready for summer? Pretty toes, flirty dresses and warm weather mean a whole new season of footwear. And this summer, the possibilities are endless!
Flats with flair
If you're looking for comfort and style, try an updated flat -- for example, a pair that feature jewels, ruffles or zipper trim at the toe, suggests Consentini Consentini, Marshalls and T.J.Maxx style expert. Comfort is the key with this look, which is a relief from towering heels. Easy-to-wear flat thong sandals in colorful patterns are ideal for almost any summer occasion, or even a day at work.
Looking for height on a night out?
Pick up a pair of sky-high wedges or stilettos in a neutral color that can be paired with everything from jeans to that strapless sundress, Consentini says. Some things truly never go out of fashion, and stilettos are an example. Even if these shoes aren't all that healthy for your legs, having a few pairs of stilettos in your closet is important. They're ideal for nights out and are a classic option for job interviews. How's that for versatility?
Flat sandals with ankle cuffs are another comfortable option with an edgy, rocker look.
Phase out that flip-flop trend, unless you are at the beach or pool, and graduate to gladiator sandals.
Wearing a strapless sundress? Find those straps in a great pair of heels.
Have a Platform
While last year was all about super-high heels, this year is about supporting the heels with platforms. These platform heels not only look chic and sexy, but also are more comfortable than stilettos.
A touch of color
Whether you subscribe to Cinderella folklore or even the SATC movie codex, you know a great pair of shoes can change your life. Bright colors, beading and metallics are hot in sandals this season. Big and bold show you're ready to make a statement!