June 6, 2011

Shoe of the Week - Laced-up Sandals

Summer is finally here and the weather gets really hot. It is sometimes difficult to wear pretty and comfortable shoes that don't make you sweat in an instant or have blisters hurt your feet. The perfect sandals are essential for that season. Either with heels or flat, they need to look pretty and fit for a lot of outfits, but still be appropriate. A lot of offices have banned flip flops from the list of work attire, so sandals need to make no sound and look appropriate!

Laced-up Sandals

{Botego Bay Club}

The oldest known sandals are at least 10.000 years old and were discovered in a cave in the USA. The Greeks later wore two kinds of sandals, the low ankle versions for philosophers and comic actors and the longer boot sandals that rose above the middle of the leg that were worn by those men of higher rank. Most sandals were made of leaves and fibres or papyrus. 
Today, sandals vary between flip flop style shoes with a thong between the first and second toe and shoes with a strap or lace over the toes. Sandals can also be worn with or without a strap around the ankle and are available in a variety of heights, with low heels, no heels, high heels or plateau sole. Sandals have been in fashion for as long as they have been known. They are perfect for hot weather, summer climate and can be found in almost every shoe closet around the globe. They are popular with both men and women and will probably never go out of style!

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Some Inspiration I got from other bloggers

Christine at My Style Pill

For a date night


Sandals are cute for summer and with a short skirt you can never go wrong. To dress down the skirt, wear a flowing blouse with a cute print. According to one very important fashion rule always wear a flowing top paired with a tight bottom and the other way around. Never wear only tight fitting clothes - it can look weird. Add some accessories and you are ready for a night out with your guy.


What I wore

Top, Ring & Skirt: H&M
Blouse & Earrings: Vero Moda
Necklace: Street Vendor; NYC


For a day of relaxing in the park


Sandals are summer shoes and what better than a day at the park, relaxing on a blanket, enjoying a picknick and playing some sports games with friends (maybe for the sports get rid of the shoes!). Clothes need to be comfortable, but that doesn't mean you can't look fashionable. A pretty shirt and some capri pants work really well and are comfortable for a day of activities. The scarf helps for windy days.


What I wore

Top, Shirt, Pants & Scarf: H&M
Ring: I am
Bracelet: Vintage; gift from my mom
Nailpolish: OPI "Malaga Wine"


For a day at the office


Summer is a hard season for office workers. It is hot outside, but you still need to wear business attire and indoor AC is an instant buzz killer and brings you a summer cold easily. My tip for that kind of weather - linen! Very comfortable fabric that lets your skin breath and you still look well dressed. My choice is a khaki linen pants paired with a white linen blazer and a blouse. The blazer dresses the outfit and makes it more office appropriate. At the same time, it helps you survive the AC office world. Of course, dress codes are different in each and every office, so stay save and maybe discuss your linen outfits in advance with somebody from the office. The same goes for wearing sandals in general!!!


What I wore

Blazer & Blouse: H&M
Linen Pants: Long Fashion
Necklace: Thrifted
Earrings: Vero Moda



Ramz_revell said...

Those pinky shoesies are fabulous!  I love the color!

Leahvdk said...

Thanks for your comment. Make sure you keep up for some wedding updates!

xo L.

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