Ladies, when it comes to stylish,
sexy footwear for summer, you've got a lot of choices. And as the great and
glam Carrie Bradshaw of 'Sex and the City' once said, "We're talking about
a woman's right to shoes."
There's no excuse to be stuck wearing yesterday's clunky disasters. It's time
to clean out the closet and go shopping. And if you think you're boxed in with
only selections of boring flats and wedges, think again.
Footwear for summer 2012 is sizzling hot. Look for shoe/sandal trends that pop
in bright colors, like vivid yellows and oranges, hot pink, electric blue, etc.
Nine West is offering up the 'Krysten' in their own yummy shades of Turquoise
or Flamingo on a criss-cross platform with buckle closure, as featured in OK!
Or slip into a pair of sky high platforms if you dare. Jessica Simpson has
never met a platform sole she didn't like, and this season she's designed a
bunch of them, including the 'Barbara,' a sexy platform cage sandal that
features a strappy stiletto design.
The 'Cordelia' Espadrille Wedge by Bandolino is adorably suede with a layered flower detail at the toe,
braided espadrille heel, and a slingback strap. A smart choice that spells
comfort and style, 24/7.
Maybe shining shoes are more your
style. Gold or silver are classics that are on trend for summer 2012. It's
metallic mania, if you will. 'Ariel' from BCBGeneration is the perfect pump for
a glamorous night out on the town. It's a peep toe pump in a shiny gold,
metallic leather upper.
Pastel-colored footwear is also very appealing for the summer. Try on any style
in aqua, light yellow, or pale green. Nude is extra hot at the moment, too.
Just look at the Royals' Kate Middleton in nude shoes again and again. Coach
has a sophisticated pair in wheat, called the 'Sue Heel.' It features a rounded
toe in nude leather with a straight, stacked heel.
Coach also offers up the 'Gwynn Wedge,'
with a nautical blue striped canvas and leather strap on a 4 1/2" wedge
heel. Stripes are the hottest accessory going at the moment, and these classic
sandals have a modern edge that looks so right this summer.
If you've been wishing for the
braided sandal to return, then summer 2012 is your time. Braiding on footwear
is quite elegant, especially when the details are so intricate. You could never
go wrong selecting the 'Tahira Black Braid' by Naturalizer.
This is a lovely casual sandal thong in a 1 1/4" heel. The braiding in
black, twists and loops, and fastens with a heel sling strap and buckle.
Summer footwear doesn't have to be dull or look typical. Look around, and you
will see runway trends that maybe you thought you could never wear, like sexy
transparent shoes, laced up sandals, metallic toes, sandals loaded with
buckles, rivets, and the return of always chic, pointed toe shoes.
Remember: Fashion doesn't end at the hem of your dress or pants. Your covered
feet complete the look. And when your summer footwear is right on trend, so are
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