It’s officially fall, which usually means it’s time to pack up your jewel-clad thong sandals and gladiators and break out those thick soled boots, but for some of us lucky enough to live in South Florida or California, the weather couldn’t be more perfect for sandals!
I get it... You feel as if you’d like a change. I completely understand. Living in Florida, we essentially have 2 seasons, “hot” and “not so hot”, so I look forward to the days that I can pull out my sweaters and slide on my knee boots. Even though wearing sandals in the colder months is sometimes frowned upon in the fashion world, it doesn’t mean you have to reserve your beautiful sandals for indoor only occasions.
You may be wondering, “Is it OK to wear sandals during the colder months?” The answer is yes! As fashion changes and evolves, even rules once carved in stone are beginning to crumble. The guidelines have changed so much that it's even okay to wear white shoes after Labor Day! It's also perfectly acceptable to wear open-toed shoes and sandals throughout the year. While wearing open-toed shoes in the winter months won’t get you a ticket from the fashion police, there are some practical considerations to address.
Casual and jeweled thong sandals, which tend to be considered a summertime fashion staple, can be completely changed when offered in a darker tone and warmer texture, such as pony hair, velvet or micro suede. Also, open-toed wedges are perfect for year-round wear. For a couple of different looks, try pairing them with a cute pair of ankle socks or metallic opaque tights. As always with open-toed shoes, keep your pedicure fresh and always keep your feet warm and dry with Piggy Pillows sandal inserts. When wearing booties without socks, I use a pair of our Beach Blanket Piggy terry cloth insoles; they are super soft and absorbent insoles for shoes!