Summer Shoe Trend: Embellished Flat Sandals

Any fashionista knows that shoes can make or break your look and I think this rule especially applies in summer when shorts and skirtsmake the shoes even more visible and therefore more important. This summer to stay cool and chic no matter what your day calls for, try some embellished flat sandals on. There are so many different looks and styles to choose from, there is bound to be something that you adore! Here are some of my favorite styles, starting with the Rush of Gold Sandals from Anthropologie. I love the neutral color with all the beautiful embellishment and the slight heel will be super comfortable as well as provide a bit more height.{Which is always good, hello we want long looking legs!}

Rush of Gold Sandals

Rush of Gold Sandals

 I have also been loving the look of cuff sandals and this Star Gazing Sandal by Poetic Licence is cuffed and super fun. Although the star studs could be seen as juvinille, I think that they could be oh so chic when paired with the right outfit. The distressed gray color is perfect to down play bright summer fashions and not quite as stark as a dark black looks up against the leg.

Star Gazing Sandal

Star Gazing Sandal

Lastly, if stones and stars aren’t for you how about flowers?? I just adore the Guirlande Sandal once again found at Anthropologie. The light brown is the perfect summer neutral and the cascading of flowers is oh so pretty making this sandal sturdy and dainty at the same time.

Guirlande Sandal

Guirlande Sandal

 So what do you think, are you for or against embellished sandals?

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Shoe Trend: Wedges!

Fashion mimics itself so often, and just like maxi dresses have returned, so have wedges. This summer you will see wedges with studs, stones, straps and other sparkling additions as they get ramped up for 2010. I personally love wedges, they usually offer more comfort then a regular pump and are so easily dressed down or dressed up. Here are a few that showcase the different trends with wedges for summer 2010. First we have this gorgeous metallic Getby by Nine West. Notice the straps, this is a nod to the gladiator trend that is still ragging in sandals. I love metallic, goes well with everything! Seriously consider this gold a neutral, love it!

Getby by NineWest

Getby by NineWest

This Mosaic sandal by Charles by Charles David is oh so pretty and perfect for a more bohemian look. All the different colored studs really add some fringe to this sandal as well as making them go with just about anything. {If you haven’t noticed, I am all about shoes that can work with a lot of different things!}

Mosaic Sandal by Charles by Charles David

Mosaic Sandal by Charles by Charles David

The menswear trend is still alive and kicking in women’s shoes and this Tulua by DV by Dolce Vita is a fun way to incorporate that look for summer. I love the lacing detail on the front and the zipper on the back for quick and easy access.

Tulua by DV by Dolce Vita

Tulua by DV by Dolce Vita

Lastly, and I know this look is a bit more forward, but I saw this Dina Caged Wedge Sandal by N.Y.L.A. and I was mesmerized. The rock ‘ roll, studs, grommets, and straps are all so fantastic. I imagine this with boyfriend shorts and a v-neck t-shirt for day and with a bright colored pencil skirt, black loose tank, and blazer for night. If you are looking for some adventure{or just attention} these shoes are sure to deliver. These shoes also come in white and tan, which are equally fabulous.

Dina Caged Wedge Sandal by N.Y.L.A.
Dina Caged Wedge Sandal by N.Y.L.A.

 So tell me, do you love wedges as much as me?? What style of wedges will you be sporting this summer?

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