A Fresh Look at Shoes
What a pleasure to see a shift in shoe styles for spring! Although platform soles are still being shown, not every shoe this spring looks like it was intended for Lady Gaga.
Ballerina slippers are a wonderful alternative. They will look great with shorts, Capri’s, slacks and long or short skirts. They don’t have the sophistication of heels but are great choices for spring and summer casual wear. Most anyone can wear ballerinas and one doesn’t have to fear breaking a leg or twisting an ankle.
Espadrilles are a huge item for spring and summer so if you have a pair from last summer, prepare to enjoy them another season. Espadrilles can be seen in wedges, flats or sandals. The wedges will be a bit dressier and will look great with most casual attire.
There is a resurgence of a pointed toe, which I love. A pointed toe is much more flattering than a rounded toe. Your leg will appear longer and thinner. For those who have narrow feet, a pointed toe works best. The Christian Louboutin and Valentino collections featured some mid-heels in addition to the very high heels. Of course, peep toes are still very popular. Be sure to show off your toes with a fresh pedicure.
A full range of sandals joins the spring/summer selections. If you have slender ankles and are wearing shorts or a short skirt, the gladiator style will work great. Otherwise, there are many styles to choose from. Again, a fresh pedicure is a must with sandals.
Many platform styles still appear in collections. Just keep in mind that when an extreme style like the exaggerated platforms we have been seeing for a few seasons start to go out of fashion, it may very well not be popular again for some time. You will probably want to choose carefully if adding any of these to your closet.
I love shoes and it is a joy to see styles that are intended for a wider audience. One of my favorite places to shop is Marmi in Lenox Square. They have a great selection in a moderate price range offering styles for narrow, medium or wide feet.
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