Spring Fashion: Grown Up Flip-Flop Sandals

Thursday, April 23, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Mystique Cabochons Gold Turquoise Sandals
Mystique Turquoise Sandals

Available at: sandalworld.com

I decided that I need to shop for new sandals after seeing my torn, dirty ones. It’s always a justifiable purchase when you know your going to wear them till the soles are coming apart. Sandals keep your toes from suffocating in the summer, but comfort is what makes sandals ultra enticing. I typically prefer leather sandals, because they wear better and they soften over time. There are many different types of sandals to choose from, so I have picked a classy goddess-like pair, a casual pair and beachy ones.

Sandals aren’t just for the rugged young chicks with cut-off denim shorts anymore. Now they are for all types of women from all walks of life. Designers have gotten creative and spiced it up. They have turned a casual comfortable look to a fun and elegant one. Although there are still $5 flip flops that are wonderful to have around, now there are more options for those who choose.

Steve Madden Swindlee Sandals

Available at: stevemadden.com

The first sophisticated sandals are made by Mystique-- a very well known brand that has an unbelievable number of gorgeous options when it comes to sandals. The pair that I warmed up to, the Mystique Cabochons Gold Turquoise Sandal, is a sun goddess’s dream. The sandals are gold with turquoise, and the turquoise stones are surrounded by rhinestones. The bold stones look wonderful against the gold metallic straps. The color contrast creates a stunning look. These sandals will turn a lot of heads, so make sure your pedicure is up to date!

For my shy ladies who prefer to walk around in less loud and bling-y sandals, I found a great subtle pair. Steve Madden’s Swindlee Sandals are fun and hip. They’re simple, and by that I mean they are black patent leather with round gold hardware on the top strap. That’s it! Very fashion driven, but can be worn anywhere with everything. These shoes will get more and more comfortable over time, and they’ll be the first sandals you wear every time you need to run out and do some quick grocery shopping.

Next up: perfect for the beach girl simple but, still fashionable sandals. These Coach Devlynn Sandals look so refreshing. The crisp white and the fun colorful Coach logo add some character to them. I never see enough white sandals; I think we as fashion savvy women should change that!

The three sandals I showcased will get you through all of your summer events-- from the beach, to lunch, and maybe even a date.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.