Whether you’re headed for errands around town, a long day at the office, or dancing the night away, check out these new twists on old favorites for your feet.
Flats used to be worn by two types of people: ballerinas and those who spent hours a day on their feet. Now, top designers such as Thierry Rabotin and Tory Burch have developed innovative concepts that cater to every type of woman. Designs range from simple, ballerina-esque looks to intricate embroidery and strategically placed jewels.
Use flats to jazz up a pair of jeans or as an alternative to sandals with summer dresses. Flats can also add a punch of color to an outfit, making them the perfect subtle accessory.
Pump it up
The key to finding a comfortable pump for work ensembles starts with height. While tradition dictates that the higher the heel, the prettier the shoe, many comtemporary pumps are sleek and sexy footwear that provide va-va-voom without the pain.
Donald J Pliner, for example, offers fun options such as kitten heels with metallic patents and slingbacks with added floral touches that will spice up your work wear without making your feet pay the price. Your best bet? Aim for heels under three inches.
Chunky heels can be your best friend when worn properly. Wedges are a great summer option that you can match with various outfits, from light, flowy pants to sundresses. Ralph Lauren offers several looks, from espadrilles to leather sandals, with smaller wedge heels that are both comfy and stylish.