New & Hot: Gee Wa Wa Flora Platform Sandal

Monday, April 11, 2011 • Permalink • 

Gee Wa Wa Flora Platform Sandal
What: Gee Wa Wa Flora Platform Sandal

Why it's hot: Color -- particularly bright, colorblock-style color -- is one of the universal trends for Spring. While all shades of sea green, azure blue and sunshine yellow have made appearances, Kelly green is one of the most wearable and fresh colors to emerge from this trend, but hard to find in a shoe. These stand-out Flora sandals from the Gee Wa Wa label are patterned after their best selling Claw sandal, but in summer-perfect colors like Black, Raspberry, Olive, Purple and the aforementioned Kelly. Plus, the '70s-inspired mega platform is a solid Spring-Summer trend in its own right.

What to wear it with: This substantial sandal is ideal for anchoring the wide-leg and flare style trousers and jeans that are so popular right now. Dainty shoes get lost under super wide pant openings and can make the entire outfit feel out of balance. A shoe with a solid base, like this Gee Wa Wa Flora sandal, is necessary to complete the look. To show off the unique lines of this platform, try pairing it with a knee-length a-line skirt or cropped trousers.

The bright Purple, Raspberry and Kelly colors of this sandal can be paired with other complementary brights to create the desired Spring-tastic colorblock effect, or worn with neutrals to serve as a single pop of color. The more subdued Black and Olive colors are great for pairing with busy patterns, or for finishing off a more neutral look.

→ Buy the Gee Wa Wa Flora Platform Sandal, $179.95, at solestruck.com; shipping is free.