Fashion Cents: Open Toe Shoes in the Winter, Really?

Thursday, January 03, 2013

--By Kimberly Turner

Okay, I would be remiss if I didn't cover this last trend of open toe shoes. Yes, some retailers and brands still call it a peep toe, but there is really more than just one toe showing. So while you Stiletto Jungle fashionistas may have this trend covered, you have some friends who need a little friendly advice so either give them these three tips or pass on the link to the page so they can watch the video themselves:

  1. No pedicure! No open toe! -- really, who wants to look a raggedy toe nails all winter long. Plus, my nail technician tells me that pedicures are even more important in the winter time because the air tends to be so dry.

  2. Bare legs aren't necessary -- just because you wear open toes doesn't mean you can wear hosiery. Who wants bare legs all winter long? Try textured tights so your toes still shoe but your legs get covered.

  3. Choose your height -- this trend comes in every heel height so choose a shoe or boot that works with your style and that you can walk in.

Now that you've got the tips to pass on to your "friends", watch the video to reinforce your knowledge plus don't miss the tip on the reinforced toe.

Make sense?

This post originally appeared on October 13, 2010.

Kimberly Turner
Kimberly Turner, your personal style guru, is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kimberly has an MBA from the University of Michigan and an Image Consulting Certification from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Kimberly lives in the Windy city of Chicago and is the host of