Choosing spring statement shoes

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Happy Saturday everyone! One week from now, my husband and I will be taking a trip to GREECE with some of my colleagues! Until then, I’m enjoying the usual early Texas spring.

Every year, I like to buy one nice pair of shoes that I love and that will carry me through the summer as well. Of course I have other shoes I will also wear, but there is generally ONE pair that I splurge on. These are what I call my statement shoes. Want to know my advice on choosing your statement shoes for spring?

1. Decide first on the style of shoe that works best for you. For example, your go-to style might include flats, strappy sandals, wedges or heels. For me, I LOVE chunky shoes that make me taller, but that are also comfortable. Wedges are my signature look when it comes to spring/summer because I find them to be very easy to walk in as well as comfortable (as long as you find the right pair). So, I knew I wanted a pair of wedges for the spring. Now what?

2. Pick a trend. What’s your favorite trend that you are seeing right now? For us normal humans, we can’t have it all! So pick your favorite look and start searching for shoes that are inspired by that particular trend. This season, there are a few trends that have drawn my attention, specifically when it comes to shoes: platform sandals, color-blocking, and thick, leather strapping.

3. Find a balance with practicality. Obviously, none of these trends are necessarily timeless, but I decided to go with the one I thought I would ultimately get the most use out of. That’s not to say I won’t end up with a pair of platforms, for example. But they definitely won’t be my splurge of the season!

I am so happy with the end result. I have already worn these shoes a number of times, and they are very comfortable and go with everything! As soon as spring really hits, I plan on wearing big, chunky wedges as many days as possible until the fall. Since I already have a few pairs from previous years, it’s looking to be a very FRILLING spring for me!

What will be your statement shoes this season?

Top: Gap, Corduroy Skinnies: Banana Republic Petite, Wedges: Steve Madden, Clutch: Gifted

PS: Not too long ago, I received a package out of nowhere in the mail from my friend’s mom. (You DON’T even know how much I LOVE getting mail.) Inside was this orange cross body bag with a chain link strap (I’m using it as a clutch here). I ADORE it. Thank you Ruby! What a kind and thoughtful surprise!

March 3, 2012 11:53 AM | Comments | Categories: Fashion, Outfit posts | Tags: , ,

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fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.

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