A breath of Spring Shoes

back yard snow fall
Snowed in

I am surely ready for a breath of spring shoes. I survived over 18″ of snow, most of which drifted towards my house and filled my back yard. I don’t think I’ll see the yard again until April or May. It will be a sore reminder of the storm and I sure hope it didn’t kill my plants. On top of it all I now have a head cold. So as one big misery guts, I’m going to distract myself with some spring shoe trends.

spring shoe - classic nude pump
classic nude

MUST HAVE Number 1: The nudes are back. Choose a pointed toe pump with a 3″-4″ heel to really extend your leg line, elongating your line, making you look taller and thinner. Keep the color close to your skin tone for max advantage.  These Charles David’s come in 2″, 3″, and 4″ models, so a heel height for everyone.


beige tights over skares
Akiko Suzuki of Japan

As an aside, I think that women figure skaters should always choose skin tone skates or skin tone tights over skates as well. They get points for their body lines and longer lines are preferred. Lines will always look longer with skin tone to the toe than with white skates. Check out  Akiko Suzuki of Japan competing in the Ladies Free Skating during of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating 2010/2011 Cup of Russia at Megasport Sport Palace on November 20, 2010 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Dmitry Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images). She’s only 5’2″ and look at the length she gets visually from this choice. Designer Nick Verreos weighs in on the topic in this post.

spring flat - colorful print
colorful animal print flat

MUST HAVE Number 2: A fun flat. Practical and sassy, a pointed or rounded toe – your choice but make a statement with a colorful pattern. These will be your go to from spring into summer.

You’ll be spoiled for choice with both trends and best of all they are only a click away so you can dream from your armchair. Chicken soup, kleenex and shoe shopping – pretty good for a snow-fatigued, head cold kind of day.

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