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Thursday, April 18, 2013

5 Ways to Wear Sandals In Spring's Ever-Changing Climates




It’s April in the UK, and we’re still half-expecting another sprinkling of snow. For anyone not native to Britain, FYI, we waved hello to the first day of spring with a snowman standing in our front gardens. It’s still jumper weather now, so it’s hardly time to start dusting off your favourite sandals just yet.

That said, it shouldn’t be long now (we hope!) until the climate starts warming up, so start brainstorming new ways to wear your spring kicks now. As soon as the sun starts shining, you can put your best foot forward. Here’s a bit of inspiration about how you can wear your sandals.

1.       Smarten Up

Spring in the UK famously packs a punch. It may be a bit warmer, but it’s rarely shorts and t-shirts weather. Cut through those slightly chilly days by matching your sandals with skinny jeans.

Spring is all about a soft, feminine look, so choose a flowy blouse to balance out your figure-hugging skinnies. A black blazer will help keep you warm over that wispy material, and some simple bracelets will add a little sparkle to the outfit.  

2.       Midi Dress Maven

Still this season’s most on-trend length, pick a midi skirt with lots of colour and cinch your waist with a belt to give your silhouette form. To stave off the chill, throw on a leather jacket for just enough attitude.

A statement necklace will really pull this outfit together. With tribal still in this season, find a chunky necklace which complements your jacket or matches any detailing on your sandals. Ethnic jewellery and leather are a match made in heaven.

3.       Black and Gold

Black and gold will serve you well this spring for any formal events you may have coming up. Incorporate this throughout your outfit (She Wears Fashion shows you how) and complete the look with a statement headband – you can find some beautiful House of Harlow inspired designs on Etsy and eBay. Dress down with flat sandals or make your outfit a little flashier with some strappy high heels.

4.       Ahoy, Sailor!

Watch out for peg-leg trousers this spring. These wonderfully tomboyish slacks are great for a casual day at the beach or a picnic out with friends. Paired with a cami and a denim jacket, you’ve got your nautical spring steeze nailed.

5.       Moroccan Madness

If you’re looking forward to sunny days, get the Moroccan look with a maxi dress that will steal the show. Choose a kaftan that’s light enough for full coverage and will show off leather sandals; especially if you colour your toenails a bright, coral hue.

Shorties, elongate your body with some raised platforms, but taller ladies can settle for flats comfortably. Accessorise with bangles and a headpiece for an exotic look that wouldn’t look amiss on the streets of Marrakech.

This post has been brought to you by costume jewellery company Pearl& Butler. How do you plan on wearing your sandals when the temps begin to rise? Share your ensemble ideas in the comments!

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