avatarLow wedges may rule the sidewalks as summer approaches and today, the city’s first 70 degree day in what seems like forever, has gotten me in the mood to tell you all about it. 

Lucky Magazine (May) highlights how the low height is both easy on your feet and flattering for your legs. So true! I also noticed that all their picks had either sling-backs or ankle straps so do keep that in mind as you shoe shop for the summer (…I haven’t seen many people praising straight flip flops for now, sorry.) But unlike all of Lucky’s full-price choices, my discounted picks below are sure to fit your budget!

 The Nine West ivory and gold wedges (below left) have an ankle strap and a sling-back to incorporate the best of both, and they’re just so sophisticated looking. I am completely in love, especially because you could easily wear them with a black corporate pencil skirt or the polar opposite: full, flowery dress or faded denim capris. Yellow is an “it” color right now and this sunny shade cheers me up just looking at it. Grab these Steve Madden sandals on one of those Mondays you’re dreading to put a bright bounce in your morning.

Arturo by Arturo Chiang created my third choice, these not-too-casual-for-weekdays blue and white fabric wedges, and infused them with the nicest hint of the beach. I’d wear them with a slightly more grown-up outfit though (tailored white capris?); shorts and a t-shirt could push them over the casual ledge and doesn’t make the best use of these cute shoes. Last, I really can’t help saying these look like glass slippers (!), but talk about your go with anything shoe. The low heel on these Rampage peep-toes means you can take them from day to night without limping and the lack of color means it doesn’t matter what you wear with it, it’ll match! I would suggest pairing them with something a little covered up on top though (like a loose tunic top or a slightly below knee-length skirt) or you may look a bit over-exposed.

Happy Spring, or as I like to call it, happy Almost-Summer!

Nine West Jenaya Steve Madden Polish
Arturo Chiang Kara Rampage Izzy

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