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OMG Shoes!

To echo envelope-pushing, YouTube veteran, Kelly, I have chosen to follow up the spring 2012 style trend report with a synopsis of shoes. We all know a girl (or boy!) can never have too many pairs of shoes, but what you might not know is the actual impact a fantastic pair can give to an overall look. Hence, my list of styles you should keep an eye, or foot, out for this spring — if only to make your friends and colleagues jealous.

Most color palettes assigned to the foot frenzy actually mirror the aforementioned clothing trends, such as florals, stripes and pastels. Additionally, neons are back from the 80s, a decade of style which I am sure some people would rather not resurrect. Personally, I love a pair of flamboyant highlighter-yellow pumps or hot pink sandals. Again, color-blocking is a continuous craze that is also suitable for shoes of all shapes and heights. A range of metallics, which may already adorn your closet, should also be worn this season. A shiny, strappy pair of stilettos could kick an otherwise boring or already knock-out ensemble up another notch.

In regards to actual styles, Mary-Janes and mules are fun and practical options, inspired by decades past. I cannot begin to express my longstanding love affair with wedges and, luckily, the rest of the style scene is on board. Aside from aesthetically pleasing in adorable prints, colors and shapes, they provide surprising comfort and stability, given the platform. Finally, we can sport the illusion of a six-inch heel with only an arch-incline of two inches.

As for sandals, two-strap flats have replaced the retired gladiators of last year. These, along with southern-style cowboy boots, can be effortlessly paired with a sundress or denim.

Whether you’re aiming for sophistication or a little swag, never underestimate the power of a pair of stellar shoes. Always keep your expectations high and your heels even higher.

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