You’ve bought a great new outfit; now it’s time for the shoes. But with more choices than ever before it can be overwhelming knowing what to pick. How can you tell if you’re getting it right? Here are 7 Spring styles and the shoes that make them sizzle.
1. Shorts – Rope Wedges
The shorts take on a glam, feminine look with this soft, shimmery mesh top. Creamy canvas rope espadrilles that tie up into a pretty bow at the ankles complement the look. Rope wedges are the perfect summer shoe when you need some height. Worn with these longer shorts, they make your legs look slender and sexy.
2. Safari Shirtdress – Textured, Strappy
This comfortable Safari shirt dress is a classic, natural look that looks best with an earthy shoe. Strappy, suede, block heel peep toes in this rich brown shade are a great match for this dress.
3. Summer Tunic Top – Canvas Wedges
A bold graphic print tunic over white jeans is a sophisticated and elegant look for us over 40 gals. When there’s a busy pattern up top, you don’t need much going on around your toes. Canvas wedges work with the summery vibe. A wedge is a perfect way to get some height in a casual shoe, which you will need to wear flared jeans like these above.
4. Maxi Dress – Flat Sandals
This pretty pastel maxi has a breezy vacation feel and calls for flat, barely-there sandals (if you want that “just wandered in from the beach look”). These pretty Tory Buch slides do the trick.
5. Leggings -Spring Booties
Leggings are a great transition item moving from winter to summer, but it is essential to change your footwear to reflect that. A heavy, dark bootie doesn’t work, but it may be too chilly for a sandal, so that a light-colored feminine bootie will do the trick. Look for elegant and light like this soft, taupe bootie.
6. Lace Dress – Nude Heels
When your dress is feminine and fussy, keep your shoes feminine too, but plain. You don’t want to take the spotlight off that ladylike lace. A nude shoe with a delicate heel is your go-to shoe. Don’t forget to get a beautiful pedicure! Heavier or bigger boned gals can go for a thicker heel to balance out the look with their body type.
7. Floral Pants – A Cute Flat
Cropped pants draw attention to your ankles and feet, so you better have a cute shoe. These lace-up ballerina flats have been trendy, not just for their look.
Women over 40 love the low heel and comfort of a ballet flat style. Black is the perfect choice because it is the main color in the pant. Wearing black shoes creates a nice, long, lean line that makes your legs look longer and lets your floral pants be the star of the outfit.