Pin Money Fashion: Best foot forwardWritten by Lauren O'Neill | | email@example.com
Shoes and women are like peanut butter to jelly, yin to yang, salt to pepper, sand to beach or cheese to macaroni. The two just fit together, which explains why, as women, we need and have so many varieties and options; at least that’s what we tell ourselves! That being said, tis the season to treat yourself to a pedicure because now is the time to show off your toes and rock some of the most adorable shoes that spring has to offer.
What is great about this time of year is that the weather is getting warmer which means the wardrobe options are broader and allow for more variety. This time of year allows for vibrant skirts, dresses and ankle pants to be worn — all items that showcase your shoes.
Shoes can make or break your outfit. They are one of the easiest and most fun ways to really change the entire look of an outfit. Throwing on a pair of heels with a dress or ankle pants can really add subtle sexiness to your overall look. On the other hand, throwing on a pair of ballet flats with a dress or pair of ankle pants can make the entire look more modest and casual.
Color and print are everything when it comes to shoes. Adding a bright blue or tangerine pump to a pair of jeans or black pin skirt can really add that extra pop to an everyday outfit, or adding a multicolored strip wedge or floral print pump to a simple ankle pant adds a fun dimension to the look. Incorporating flat sandals with gold or silver accents gives an overall richness to your outfit. They look fabulous paired with maxi dresses or skirts — very simple, yet chic.
It’s hard to go completely wrong with warm weather shoes; however here are this spring’s hottest shoe trends to get you started on the right track.
Ankle strap shoes. Found on stilettos, platform heels, and wedges, ankle straps are an absolute must this season. They are sexy, fun and comfortable all in one. Pair them with skirts or dresses, but for a really fun and different look pair them with a brightly colored pair of ankle pants. The look is chic, sophisticated, and fun.
Neon gets you noticed. Whether you are wearing a pair of ballet flats, heels or sandals, bright neon yellow, orange, pink or green in any shoe is a definite must this season.
The colors look amazing paired with black, white, silver, gold or other complementing neon colors. Try to keep your overall look subdued so that your shoes are the focus of your outfit.
Wedges are a girl’s best friend. Wedge sandals are not only adorable, but extremely comfortable. Wedges are the perfect all around shoe because they look great with a simple maxi dress, for the office with a pair of ankle pants or wide-legged trousers, or for going out at night with a pair of skinny jeans or fun dress. This season, wedges can be found in neutrals, bright colors and prints. They are a must-buy this season because they will literally go with anything in your closet.
Strappy flat sandals. After a long day at work or while doing errands around town on the weekends, we still want to look cute, but do not always want the pain of heels on our feet. This season, strappy flat sandals are an absolute must. Best of all, they come in fun colors with intricate detail like fringe, feathers, gold buckles, or multicolored straps. There are a variety of adorable, inexpensive options so you can feel more free to get a couple of pairs.
Colorblock. With so many colors to choose from this season, why not combine two, three or four into one pair of shoes? Colorblock shoes are fantastic because they allow you to have so many different outfit options and looks in one. Colorblock shoes are funky, stylish and girly all in one. They scream Spring and look amazing paired with anything in your closet.
This spring’s styles are feminine, funky, retro and classic all in one. Take a look at some of these fabulous spring 2012 fashion shoe trends. Remember, the sky truly is the limit when it comes to shoes.
So have fun, stand tall (or short depending on what shoes you are wearing) and never forget to make it your own.
Lauren O’Neill blogs about fashion at www.mypinmoneyfashion.com. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.