What’s in a wedge?

15 Jun

A wedge is not only one of the simple machines…it’s the savior to the concept of women’s shoes. Wedges can come in the form of platforms, pumps, sandals, espadrilles, and boots. They can be flat, they can be mid-height, they can be high-heeled. For the sake of the season, let discuss the applicable shoes for the summer months. The diversity is endless and the fashion statements to be made and the fun to be had is abundant. Let’s see just what I’m so excited about.

For Work:

We work in a diverse group of industries with a range of appropriate office attire. Ultimately though, if you’re polished and your clothes fit you well, most any type of business casual is appropriate. Try a patent leather wedge or a close-toed woven wedge. Both are more work-appropriate options that will pair with your slacks or pencil skirt and even your finest of designer jeans if you’re office allows it.

For Weekend

The choices are endless and are really only limited by your sense of style and comfort. Wedges don’t always have to be high-heeled. Some of them can be low and just offer a little 1″ oomph, still be fashion-forward and uber-comfy. If you still want some “pump” and were born to strut in heels, try a hot little espadrille. It takes the essence of the wedge and gives it a woven sole, often times with straps that tie around the ankle. Espadrilles are for the sexy mama in all of us with a touch of boho-chic.

For Evening/Cocktail

Wedges can be a great alternative to strappy sandals. I am in a wedding very soon. The dress is a hot cocktail dress that would normally require a strappy heel. The kicker? The wedding is on grass and stilettos would sink like it was quicksand. So I did some strategizing with the bride and we came up with the idea of a bejeweled wedge. I will get the high-heel effect and my pedicure will shine…and I won’t sink. And one other pot o’gold as an example that shows you that a little bit o’metal can go a long way. Not only would I wear these with a black or brightly-colored cocktail dress, I’d sport these with jeans.

Hopefully, this has opened your eyes to the beauty of the wedge and deep well of ways they can be worn. I say it all the time but damn, I love being a woman.


One Response to “What’s in a wedge?”

  1. nyshoespy June 16, 2008 at 7:35 am #

    I like your post on wedges; and it’s so true, stilettos do sink like quicksand in grass* (*personal experience this weekend). Thanks too for adding me to your blogroll, I’ve added your excellent blog to mine as well!


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