Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Trends 2012

This week let's talk Spring Trends for 2012. With delightfully high temperatures and abundant sunshine, what better time to start culling through your closet and thinking about how you're going to donate the things that aren't working for you anymore, and infuse some fresh, trendy pieces to take their place!

Franco Sarto block heel
Let's begin the week by exploring this season's trends in footwear.  First up - the block heel.  It's been a while since we saw this shape, but those of us who easily tire of teetering on stilettos couldn't be more thrilled.  A far cry from yesteryear's downright orthopedic-inspired block heels, you'll now find vibrant hues like cobalt and tangerine and lots of colour blocking and shiny patent leather.  Franco Sarto has a few gems!

Franco Sarto Wedge
Next up: you can't go wrong with the metallic wedge.  While espadrilles have been all the rage in the past few spring seasons, the understated metallic wedge will take you from daytime denim to dressed-up-dinner in the blink of an eye without the often problematic (and dirt-attracting) fabrics of those traditional canvas espadrilles. 

Havaianas Flip Flops
Finally, do your feet a favour and invest in some cute flip flops.  Havaianas are my long-time faves for the pool & beach, as their natural rubber doesn't fade or crack, is easily cleaned, they don't lose their shape and they won't absorb any odour.  I've had mine for years and can attest that all those claims are true.  At $20, you can't go wrong.  If you want something dressier, I'm loving Michael Kors line of summer sandals.  All gorgeous!

The one thing I have to stress more than anything ladies: no matter what shoes you're wearing, remember that a great pedicure will make them look even better!  Don't let those toes out of the house naked :) 

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