It’s official! Winter is finally over. Put away those snow boots and make those pedicure appointments because it’s sandal season.
First off, stop by Alixandra Blue in Hinsdale and pick up a pair of Havaianas. They are the best summer flip flop. You can wear them with shorts, maxi dresses, skirts and more. Wear them to the beach, pool, spa or just running errands. You can’t beat them, and they come in a variety of colors.
As for summer sandals, the hottest trend are stylish, dressy flip flops called French Tips. Vintage Charm in La Grange carries the brand, Tkees, that makes these famous flip flops. Just like the manicure, the tips of the sandals are a different color. Very fun for the summer!
Look for embellishments on sandals. These little details take a regular shoe and really make it stand out. Whether it’s a tassel, beading, fringe or stones, a little decoration can transform your look go from bland to grand!
One of the freshest colors for summer sandals is nude or neutral hues. Not only does the color go with absolutely everything, they also blend in with your skin tone, elongating your leg and making you will look leaner and taller.
Another sandal trend this summer is the mid-heel height. Yes, flats are still in as is the high heel wedge, but the mid-heel sandal is the sandal for the summer. While flats sometimes make you look like you are standing in a hole, and high heels can be so uncomfortable, mid-heels are comfortable, stylish and flattering. Pair them with a casual or dressy look.
So, what’s in for summer? High heel wedges or flats, embellished or simple, ankle straps or slingbacks. Anything goes this season, as long as it’s a sandal!Tags: Fashion, Lynn Schwaab, Summer 2014