K’s Spring/Summer 2012 Ode to Shoes
As the winter frost recedes to make way for the brighter days of spring, or, in St. Louis’s case, as the nigh-absence of winter makes way for 80 degree weather in the month of March, us lady folk must come to terms with a startling realization: it is time to put away the heavy boots, and allow out tootsies to once again embrace the ever-adorable shoes of spring and summer! I consulted the color overlords to see exactly which shades are in this season (I’m looking at you, Pantone), and have collected a few winners for you right here. In the wise words of Kelly, let’s get some shoes.
Cockatoo (light blue)
Lady Gaga indeed called it last fall: this rather demure color of light blue is taking the consumer markets by storm at the moment. Some great choices include the Qupid Cut-Out Wedges (via UrbanOg), the Cooperative Leather Lace Up Skimmer (via UO), the Pastel Palette Pumps (via Ruche), and the Hey There Leather Heels by Seychelles (via Ruche).
Solar Power (mustard yellow)
Warning: walking away from someone whilst wearing these shoes is likely to result in them spontaneously belting out, “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone.” Tant pis! Check out the adorable Chelsea Crew Cut Out Flat (via LuLu’s), the Shop Till You Lemon Drop Flat (via ModCloth), the Marais Meriwether Yellow Wedges (via Ruche), and the Audrey Brooke Wedges (via DSW).
Starfish (muted beige)
As simple as this color is, you will do anything but fade into the background if you wear one of these shoes: Jeffrey Campbell’s Benched Cut Out Platform (via Need Supply Co.), the Safari Sandal by About Arianne (via Need Supply Co.), Braided Thong Sandal (from Forever 21) and the Bamboo T-Strap Wedges (via UrbanOg).
This color is the last to be described as it is also the big color for Fall fashion (as if you needed another excuse to indulge in these shoes now!) Check out the Cheap Monday Netted Skimmer (via UO), the Jamison Boot by Dolce Vita, Love Loafer in Tangerine (via Ruche) and the Coral Mary Jane (via Ruche).
Stay classy, my friends.