Mar 8, 2012

Spring '12 Trend: The Wedge

This spring the wedge isn't just reserved for salads it's making a major statement this season in the form of a shoe. The wedge is easier to walk in than a traditional heel and still comes with some serious height. Ralph Lauren showed the wedge sandal (above) in his Spring RTW collection creating texture with woven raffia braids. Here are 5 great shoes featuring a wedge heel that will make the perfect addition to your spring footwear wardrobe.
For a signature summer sandal that you'll wear all season long check out this peep toe wedge featuring a faux cork heel. I love tan colored sandals because they make your legs look really long (and tan!) The slingback closure is also very flattering because it doesn't visually cut off your leg at the ankle. This wedge would be perfect to pair with summer dresses or even a pair of shorts and a tank for a casual look that's pulled together and polished.

The "Breacher" wedge by Tory Burch is another great sandal that's perfect for the season. This shoe combines linen and leather for a playful bohemian style that's perfect for adding interest to your outfit and infusing color into yours spring footwear wardrobe.

This United Nude sandal is all about creating the wedge using negative space. The company was founded by a Dutch architect and an English shoemaker and their focus is on creating beautiful shoes that are both built to last and visually interesting. This wedge would make a perfect pairing with one of spring's asymmetrical dresses!

For a more muted approach to the wedge check out this Viva La Diva slip on with woven metallic detailing featuring a mini wedge! This shoe can be worn on the weekends with your skinny jeans as you run around the city in style with a little "lift". Style Tip: If you have trouble finding wide fitting shoes this may be the shoe for you it comes in a variety of widths including EEE.

Last but not least- for a shoe with serious party appeal check out the Schuh Princess glitter wedge. This statement shoe is guaranteed to turn a few heads and get you noticed in a crowd. This over-the-top wedge would be the perfect shoe for your next girl's night on the town!

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