Springs’ Most Fun Accessory: The Strappy Sandal

Ladies, the weather is finally changing, it’s warming up, and this Spring has an array of fun accessories to spice up that outfit of yours. It’s the eternal battle of taking it from “meh”, to “yes!”. At the present moment I love love love the strappy sandal.

This look has that contrats of feminine blouse, rough jeans and a strappy sandal to tie it all in together.
This look has that contrast of the feminine blouse, distressed jean and a strappy sandal to tie it all in together.

I recently got a pair of black heeled ones and I want to wear them every single day. The fun thing is, is that they actually work with most, if not all outfits. In that sudden moment of panic when you don’t think you have a shoe to match your outfit, throw on the strappy black sandal and you’re all set. It just works. I’ve worn mine with boyfriend jeans and a slouchy tee, skinnny jeans and a blouse, an oversized sweater and tights. And of course, the LBD. They’re classy, elegant, feminine and the straps and simplicity of it create a point of interest in your outfit.

When getting dressed I always think, “how can I make it better”, keeping in mind that I live to be comfortable. So instead of throwing on that same pair of flats I do every time, or boots, I adjust it and throw on that strappy sandal, giving it that extra oomph. It does something to a woman to show off her beautiful feet, this is certainly the way to do it.

Check out a few of the looks below and get inspired!

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2013’s Icons, and Why We Love Them. Part 1.

Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr

Whether we like to admit it or not, we all have stars and celebrities, fashion icons and debutantes that we secretly admire and look up to. What is it about these people and their lustrous lives that entrances us, makes us believe there’s more to life and has us emulate them down to the shirts they wear on their backs. It’s a known fact of the human race that we look for heroes we can vicariously live through, maybe in an attempt to to make our lives seem better, or in an attempt to have the kind of life they live. For whatever reason, this phenomenon exists. Is it a bad thing? Who knows, but this year is no different. We will pull our style and fashion choices from those who have gone before us, and those amongst us. (Even to a fault at times…. a poor man in NYC started wearing leggings…. let’s hope this trend ends soon, God help us all).

Our icons this year have already been chosen by the people. Their imminent style, easy walk and glimmer in their smile have us wishing that we could, for one day, walk in their shoes. One such beauty is Miranda Kerr. The woman has it all. Not only is she a model for the world’s most well known lingerie company who graces window displays 7 feet tall in every major mall, but who has graced magazines and covers such as Vogue, Elle, Cosmo, Rolling Stone, Glamour…. you name it, all in good grace and in a stride. Married to Orlando Bloom, she gave birth to a beautiful boy and two months later was seen on the catwalk for Balenciaga and shortly after that at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York, showcasing the $2.5 million Fantasy Treasure Bra. She was glowing. She has her own skin care line, and her list of charitable work includes working with a wildlife organization to protect koalas.

So why do we love her? What is it about Miranda that has us saying “oh, I can do that!”. Her sense of style, for one, is right on the money. Looking carefully at her public wardrobe you can tell that she wears what she wants, when she wants, and knows that she looks fabulous doing so. Her style is timeless and classy with that edgy sass attached to it. She’s confident and knows what looks amazing on her. It doesn’t seem that she’s afraid to take risks within reason and her stride on the red carpet oozes femininity. She doesn’t sell herself out there but when you see her, it’s always perfect. She’s the girl next door and will always be remembered and known as just that. Her sense of beauty doesn’t just lie in the fact that she’s physically beautiful, but that her true beauty lies within her. She actually believes and knows that she’s beautiful and has a beautiful life. This, ladies, is what makes a great woman, not only great, but added to the ranks of Icon.

Written by Cat Russell at the Luxurie.