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Stylish Shoes: The Language of the Summer

July 11, 2011

Shoes can make or break an outfit. They are the punctuation on the sentence that is your ensemble. If you punctuate incorrectly, it can change the meaning of your sentence completely! To help us brush up on our grammar, or rather shoe trends, we chatted with two fabulous footwear retailers: Shoo and Cornblooms. They did all of the hard sentence diagramming by sharing great tips and trends to ensure our outfits say exactly what we want, all summer long.

Vintage Inspired

To show off your creative and nostalgic side, try vintage inspired shoes. Their quirkiness will liven up any outfit and add a feminine boost to your ensemble.

Miss L-Fire “Tropicana” heel, $139; Shoo

Poetic License “Shirley Temple” wedge, $99; Shoo

Miss L-Fire “Picnic” wedge, $115; Shoo

Shades of Yellow

Yellow is a hit this summer! It’s the perfect pop of color needed for outfits that feel a little drab and need a sunny punch of excitement.

From left to right: Poetic License “Eyeconic” heel, $99, Miss L-Fire “Maitai” wedge, $79, Miss L-Fire “Hilo” heel, $145, Poetic License “Exclusive Delight” heel, $99, Poetic License “Picnic Ready” heel, $99; Shoo

Make the trend last into the fall with shades that vary from mustard to gold.

From left to right: Jeffrey Campbell “Dime” heel, $109, Sixtyseven heel, $149, Seychelles “Chirp” wedge, $89; Shoo

Caged Wedges

Keep your feet in line with visually appealing caged wedges in neutral colors. Dress them up or down with sundresses, pencil skirts, skinny jeans or a pair of shorts.

Jeffrey Campbell “Zuma” wedge, $139; Shoo

DV Dolce Vita “Pali” wedge, $89; Shoo

All About the Ankle

Wedges that emphasize the ankle are all the rage. They combine sandals with the look of boots, and are sure to add a fierce touch to skirts and dresses.

Neosens gray wedges, $260; Cornblooms

Art “Bayona” wedges, $255; Cornblooms

Trendy Tennis Shoes

When you are on the go and need a comfy shoe, sandals aren’t always practical. Lightweight, unstructured and unlined tennis shoes with perforation are perfect for running errands and traveling in style.

The Flexx “All That Jazz” tennis shoes, $109; Cornblooms

Valdini “Dona” tennis shoes, $110; Cornblooms

Sandals at Work

Summertime is great for all kinds of fabulous activities like going to the beach, having cookouts and more. But being exempt from work and your dress code is usually not allowed. If you want to exude the essence of summer but still be appropriate for work, try a cute pair of sandal-like heels with closed toes.

Sachelle “Mirna” heels, $110; Cornblooms

Shoo, 109 State St., Madison

Cornblooms, Hilldale, Madison

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