Summer Shoes

SPRING SHOES

So, you want some new shoes for summer?  Summer is traditionally the time when one buys patent leather Mary Janes and white sandals.  But if you’d like something spring yet professional you need to perhaps think black patent leather stilettos.  Nothing is as spring as patent leather and it can be very professional if worn in a plain or women’s wing tip design.  Of course, I personally wouldn’t wear white, but black, nude or navy would do the trick.

AVOID WHITE SHOES

Speaking of white shoes…I’ve only really seen white shoes on one sort of person, a nurse.  So, if you’d like to avoid that look and you are wearing white, do not wear white shoes.  Try a pop of color or a nude shoe to add trend to a traditionally spring look.  Actually, depending on where you live, you may want to avoid stilettos and go straight for a spring bootie.  There are some great designs out right now that are close to the foot and nude.

HOSE TO FINISH AN OUTFIT

A great pairing for summer shoes is mesh hose like fishnet stockings.  In the south, women wear nude fishnets with nude shoes.  Its super cute and sexy.  A trick to make fishnets look spectacular is to wear fishnets OVER a pair of tight  nude hose.  It makes for a great finish and will be sure no skin bulges from the fishnets.  As long as the hose are nude, it doesn’t matter the design or pattern…it will be a spring look.  As with avoiding white shoes, also avoid white hose at all costs.  I don’t even know why manufacturers make them.  Of course, you can always go without hose.

SUMMER SANDALS

Summersandals can be a ton of fun.  The trick is to find sandals that aren’t too summery.  Not that summery is an issue, but you want a nice spring sandal not a sloppy summer sandal.  It’s a thin line between the two.