Sparkle, shine, and tons of texture. When it comes to flirting with your feet, these three trends get the job done. Sparkle with glitter pumps, perfect for bringing light to a cold winter’s night. Go for metallic sheen, so edgy when paired with black denim and fun for the resort. Bold textures like lizard or python mix a little of the wild side into your wardrobe. As far as silhouettes go, the pump is classic, the t-strap is sexy, the wedge is fun, and the ankle strap…HOT for 2012.
1. Badgley Mischka Humbie Glitter Pumps ($200)
Let ’em shine. Keep the rest of your accessories demure, so your feet can bring the heat. These open-toed pumps are festooned with glitter and metallic stitching. A disco ball of fun wherever you go.
2. Giuseppe Zanotti Faux Lizard T-Strap Sandals ($650)
Take a walk on the wide side with these lizard-embossed t-straps. In neutral beige and black, these sandals go with virtually everything: back to a pencil skirt and button up for office, shorts and blazer for play.
3. B Brian Atwood Lunetta High Heel Sandals ($325)
Dozens of suede and metallic leather leaves overlap to create a cascade of texture. Graceful and gorgeous, these neutral sandals give new meaning to the phrase “natural beauty.”
4. KORS Michael Kors Eliza Wedge Sandals ($350)
Pleasantly unexpected. Edgy metallic leather straps join rustic jute-covered platforms and rocker details like hardware studs and an exposed zipper. All these finishes make them everywhere appropriate, from the club to the beach and everywhere in between.
5. Boutique 9 Phylicia High Heel Ankle Cuff Sandals ($140)
Last year we were all about the neutral pump, this year we’re all for the neutral sandal. Elongate your legs with these beige beauties.
6. Alexander Wang Chloe High Heel Sandals ($525)
We saved the best for last. Rock the ankle strap just like Kristen Stewart did: with lace or leather, mini skirts or shorty shorts. Alexander Wang mixed leather textures and patent leather, graphite gray and midnight black to create these H-O-T heels.