Spring Preview: Top Wedges for Day and Night

Thursday, January 26, 2012

--By Kim Moshtaghi

It has been a while since I bought wedges, but I recently found myself falling head over heels for a pair of accessorized black suede wedges, and they inspired me to share some other great finds with everyone. I have always praised wedges for their comfort and casual look because whether you are out dancing or spending your time at work, wedges look stylish without killing your feet.

These next several showcases come from Nordstrom. First up is a pair of Nine West wedges that are colorful and have a gorgeous ankle strap that brightens every angle of the shoe. This is a great option for ladies that don't like wearing high heeled shoes.

Nine West Pitera Wedge

→ Buy the Nine West Pitera Wedge, $88.95, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Check out Vince Camuto's wedges. They are sleek and sophisticated with only two colors to work with, as opposed to the multi-colored Nine West shoes. If you're a simple gal, then this would be the perfect pair for you. Rev up a simple denim skirt or pair of pants with this cute pair. I love the classic beige with a bold orange color. They complement each other well and go well with other colors.

Vince Camuto Ladell Wedge Pump

→ Buy the Vince Camuto Ladell Wedge Pump, $118.95, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

If color is not your thing, and the plain-Jane black look keeps you excited, then try BCBG's closed toe wedges. The jewel topped bow wedge is girly without being tacky, and the simple black satin color and dark jewel really keep this shoe on the sophisticated side.

BCBGeneration Jannie Wedge

→ Buy the BCBGeneration Jannie Wedge, $114.95, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

If the previous wedges are too bright or too simple, then you will love Bebe's crochet natural wedge. The heel is wooden and the shoe comes in black, but I think the natural color is much nicer. At 7 inches tall, this heel is an extremely high, so be prepared! If walking in heels has always been a challenge for you, then I would definitely stay away, but if being tall and proud is your cup of tea then I wouldn't snooze on this bohemian pair. I think this shoe would look nice against a nice olive or tan skin tone color.

Bebe Celia Crochet Wedge Sandal

→ Buy the Bebe Celia Crochet Wedge Sandal, $120.00, at bebe.com.

If you save wedges as part of your evening attire, then I would snag this criss-cross black and gold Aldo wedge. This wedge is super sassy and would look great with most evening attire. I like that the criss-cross across the top of the ankle is a shiny gold and the rest of the shoe is suede looking fabric. Be bold and paint your nails an apple red to make this a perfect, comfortable nighttime shoe!

Aldo Weninger Wedges

→ Buy the Aldo Weninger Wedges, $110.00, at aldoshoes.com.

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.