Thank goodness!! Straps are in – my favorite type of sandal. Everyone wants to look like a Roman centurion, only more refined and sexy. If you are looking for something to put on your feet, go for the strappy sandal.
The trend this year is comfortable and stylish. That definitely throws out the stilettos. Don’t get us wrong. Stilettos are a mainstay of footwear fashion, but they are not as versatile as you might think – especially when it comes to a refined summer look.
The thing about footwear is that it can make your look. If you are not necessarily the risk taker when it comes to fashion, let your feet do the walking and the talking. Go for bold colors, prints and lots of straps and everyone will be blown away.
Choose Your Strappy Sandals Wisely
Low heel – They aren’t just for your grandmother. To make these shoes your own, go for bold-colored thick stripes across the top of the foot and also across the ankle. Wider straps work well for wider feet, to provide better coverage while still looking great. Floral prints are also hot in light of the tropical print trend this season.
Gladiator – There are many ways to wear this look and you can explore them all this summer. Start at the ankle. Accentuating the ankle with thick, criss-cross straps and a heel zipper goes well with a wide wedge or a flat. Stick with one strap across the toes. It is sexy but simple.
Want a bolder look? Send the straps up the calf. Wear with shorts, a mini skirt or dress, or a long flowing skirt. The classic gladiator style with multiple straps across the foot and leather straps with multiple buckles also fits the bill for this season.
The criss-cross strap style in metallic colors works well for evenings out. Add a heel to those shoes and again you are ready to step out and be seen by everyone.
Greek style sandals – This is a more refined look that gives off a sexy vibe. Gold-strapped flat sandals with a thong and a serpentine design across the ankle immediately make a statement others will want to follow.
Futuristic strappy sandals – Add a bit more leather padding in various patterns as well as buckles in patent leather and metallic tones, and you have a sandal that can carry you light-years away. High-heeled versions are more chic.
Strappy boot look – Whether low heel, wide wedge or high heel, these boots pair well with rolled-up jeans, skirts, Capri pants, leather pants and just about anything else. Try lace-ups, zippered heels and buckles.
Whether low, high, buckles, fringes, metallic, patent leather or cowhide, you can find a strappy sandal this season that fits your look! Personally, I don’t like super high heels for myself, I have just gotten too old and my body aches if I wear them too long. 🙂
Here are my choices for some shoe-wear this year: