My absolute vice in the world is shoes. This season the choices are phenomenal and as wild as your imagination can take you. The only question is, how high can you go?
From pumps to wedges to clogs everything is 4″ and up, colorful, playful and beautiful.
Above are some of this season’s popular shapes for pumps. As you can see it runs the gamut from armadillo curves to 90s chunk heels to Jessica Rabbit pumps. The creativity and choices don’t stop at just the shape. Some of the big trends are floral, neon colors, skins and embellishments.
Don’t let pumps get all the fun, wedges are huge right now too. And yes there is a dizzying array of choices there as well. There’s wood wedge, cork wedge or foam wedge – straps, wraps and oxfords -skins, neons, suede or patent.
How do you choose from all these exciting shoes? First it takes a lot of will power not to run out and splurge on shoes. After a few deep breathes lets think basics. For basics every girl should have a reliable pair of black sexy pumps you can match with all your work outfits and most of your evening wear. Then tan or brown wedges for your jeans and casual dresses. Spend on your basics because these have to be comfortable and well made to be your go to everyday shoes.
From there it’s important to evaluate what occasions you dress most for and what color schemes are predominant in your wardrobe so you can choose a few key on trend shoes to make your outfits pop. For example a pair of snake skin pumps can jazz up work outfits and cocktail hour; and funky retro wedges are great for dressing up your jeans and basics. I would not spend too much on this category of shoes because the trends move fast and you may not be able to wear them again next year. Since these styles aren’t for daily wear their comfort level can always be solved with shoe pads from the drugstore.