I've always been a wedge girl, because I love the illusion of being taller (I'm a measly 5'4" on a good day) and still being comfortable. I can wear wedges all day long and not suffer the consequences from those mile high heels. That's why when I was searching through all of the spring trends and realized that the wedge was the shoe of the season, I was beyond excited.
Wedges this season are not just your standard rope bottom with cotton details - there's definitely a 70s edge. Wooden platforms have emerged with more geometry than normal. Check out this Diane Von Furstenberg Opal Leather Wedge Heel. I love the dimensioning on the heel and the ankle strap makes it's so slimming! Wear them with a summer dress, shorts, or even jeans. These shoes are so versatile, which means you'll be getting more use out of them then your standard heels!
DVF Opal Wedge Heels, $295
Not too fond of the ivory color or the canvas? No problem - this heel is available in leather and in black, beige, or dark brown. Maybe you'll like it so much that you can buy more than one!
Now for some of us, we may not want to invest $295 in a wedge. So that's why I love brands like Steve Madden who offer a great looking alternative for a third of the price!
Steve Madden Riddgge Sandal, $99.95
Here are some of my other favorites in a wide variety of price ranges from some of my favorite shoe brands:
Stuart Weitzman Alex Espadrille, $365
Tory Burch Elastic Wedge Espadrille, $175
DV by Dolce Vita Toni Espadrille, $79
So seriously, get that pedicure, make plans for a night on the town and show off your espadrilles. You'll look tall, gorgeous, super fashionable...and be comfortable! Plus, all of the girls in their sky high heels will be envious of the fact that you look amazing and won't be limping to your car at the end of the night! No one wants to be the girl without her shoes on in the club - and we've all been there! Now look effortless and chic without the pain!