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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Look for Less - Sporty Sandals for Spring and Summer

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Last spring I dipped my toes into the sporty sandals trend with some Prada-inspired DIY jeweled Teva sandals and some gold Aldo sandals

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Teva Universal Sandal, sporty sandal trend

gold Aldo Parramore sandal, sporty sandal trend



After months of wearing boots and sneakers, spring has arrived, and I'm more than ready for sandal season. This year, I'm still incorporating the sporty sandals trend into my spring 2015 lineup with everything from cropped denim and day dresses to printed shorts and culottes. 

How to wear sporty sandals? The trick to pulling off the trend without looking like you're heading to or from the gym is to inject dressier elements into your look such as fluid blazers, silk blouses, cropped trousers, midi skirts, or city shorts. The contrast of dressy with sporty/casual is both glamorous and unexpected. The best part about this trend is the high comfort factor. Who knows...you might even find yourself putting those heels away and hitting the streets for long walks.

While designer versions abound in styles ranging from slides and cleated soles to wedges and flatforms, there are myriad styles if you want the look for less. Below are my top twelve picks under $150.
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Get the look for less:

1. United Nude, $95 (also in black, white, blossom, yellow, and red)
2. Steve Madden, $99.95 (also in silver and white leather)
3. Topshop silver sandals, $70
4. Topshop velcro sandals, $65
5. Teva flatforms, $49.95 (also in orange/white/black)
6. Report Signature sandal, $59.95 (also in bronze)
7. Steve Madden, $79.95 (also in gold)
8. Aldo gold glitter, $70 (also in silver)
9. Aldo studded sandals, $70 (also in bone)
10. Splendid leather slides, $68 (also in yellow)
11. Steve Madden, $139.95 (also in black or gold)
12. Kate Spade leather slides, $98 (also in blue/white)

March 25, 2015 update - Check out the new shoe collaboration between Nasty Gal and Teva featuring a colorful mesh sandal and a flatform.

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