Sleek Wedges for All Fashion Personalities

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

--By Kim Moshtaghi

I always have and always will love wedges. I know that’s a bold statement and, sadly enough, I can say it about shoes but no men in my life. Wedges make gals look hot and never disappoint year after year. I recently got re-inspired when I saw an article along with a picture of Angelina Jolie on an outing with her kids in the U.K wearing some sexy patent leather peep toe wedges. It was a reminder of how sexy and sleek they can make an outfit look. The best part is that they're comfortable enough to wear to work and nice enough to transition into the evening cocktail hour. If Angelina Jolie can wear them with her many children, I know most of us without a classroom of kids tugging on us can also walk in those footsteps.

I ran across these adorable black "Ines" peep-toe wedges on the Banana Republic website. I adore this black suede shoe with its simple, classic wedge style. This pair is a step away from being plain Jane, but because of the soft suede texture they have an extra spark. This is a great example of a pair that can easily transition from work to an evening out.

Banana Republic Ines Peeptoe Wedge

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Speaking of plain Jane, I found a pair that fit that description in the best possible way. Kors Michael Kors "Vail" peep-toe wedges are plain leather which makes them versatile for different seasons because of their simplicity. The cut-away sides give it a chic flair and indefinite style.

KORS Michael Kors Vail Wedge Pumps

→ Buy the KORS Michael Kors Vail Wedge Pumps, $225.00, at

The next pair is my fantasy pair. I’ll be dreaming about wearing this pair with a tight, above -the-knee skirt or black leggings with a sequined top. I just couldn't wait 'til the end to showcase this pair. These sexy Manolo Blahnik Slouchy Peep Toe Booties definitely managed to pull on my heartstrings. It’s a high stacked wedge heel that elevates a slouchy, supple leather bootie with a surprise peep toe that gives it a little extra spice. All you need is a deep plum toe nail polish and you will be announced, uber sexy. Love at first sight…enough said.

Manolo Blahnik Slouchy Peep Toe Bootie

→ Buy the Manolo Blahnik Slouchy Peep Toe Bootie, $1,050.00, at

If black is too blah for you, check out the Fergie Bionic Too wedge. This spunky leopard pair is pony hair and has a sexy corset style on the back of the heel. No outfit will ever appear boring when paired with this bold wedge. Strut in with style and keep a foot forward.

Fergie Bionic Too Wedges

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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.