avatarLucky Magazine‘s shoe of the month for April 08 are ankle-strap flats. They suggest pairing them with short dresses, shorts and skirts. And I’ll add that the logic here is that an ankle strap cuts the visual line of your leg, making it appear shorter. So you’ll want to show as much leg as possible to make up for it!

The great thing about these shoes is that they automatically elevate the style of your outfit. For example, imagine a white t-shirt with a taupe colored short linen skirt. Think about a girl wearing that outfit with flip flops. Now, think about her wearing that same outfit with the Steve Madden light gold flats below. See what I mean?

Steve Madden Kenneth Cole Steve Madden gold Exposed peep-toe flats, Kenneth Cole black Tap N Skip leather ballet flats.

Also, these Sophia Kokosalaki heels below are almost identical to the $600 United Bamboo heels Lucky featured on page 106. Um, yes I will take them at about a 6th of the price, thank you.

Sophia Kokosalaki for Nine West

Erin go bragh!