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Sandals & Toes: Make Your Pedi Complement Your Shoes

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There is nothing I like better than a fresh pedicure and some new sandals to get me in the mood for summer! With so many hot new shoes this season, it can be daunting trying to coordinate your polish with your footwear, so here is a little cheat sheet!

Neutral sandals provide a blank canvas to really show off your polish. Think bold and bright. Try a bright coral, orange, fiery red or hot pink. One of my favorites for the warm weather months is Jaffa by Butter London. You can even experiment with some fun nail wraps like the Melody Ehsani Collection from NCLA. These playful prints are a quick and easy way to make your toes pop.

Make a statement by pairing black and white sandals with a shimmery emerald. My favorite is AZATURE Green by AZATURE. This dazzling jewel-inspired hue surprisingly looks great with every skin tone. I also love pairing black and white sandals with a strong metallic polish. Experiment by layering different shades of gold, copper, silver and platinum. One of my favorite metallic polishes is Graphite by CHANEL.

Pastel sandals look great with coordinating  shades from the same color family. For example, if you have a pastel blue sandal, you want to pair it with a darker blue polish. I also love the contrast of clean, crisp white polish with a pastel sandal. White polish can be hard to work, so I recommend applying 2-3 thin coats of polish. Make sure the polish dries completely between each coat.

Metallic sandals pair well with so many colors, but my favorite pairing has to be a classic shade of red. The bold pop of color complements a metallic shoe. You want to be sure to choose a solid red as opposed to a glittery one. Try using Dragon by CHANEL or Jungle Red by Nars.

Bright colored sandals are fun to pair with contrasting bright shades. I love to see the contrast of a bright yellow pedicure with a hot pink sandal. When you mix and match these fun brights, it creates a color blocking feel that is right on trend. Pro Tip: To make your neon polish stand out, try painting a thin coat of white polish underneath. The white base really makes the color pop. For more of a pop art feel, you can pair bright sandals with a deep, rich, almost black polish. I love Inkwell by CND.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with your pedicures this season. Let us know what you try!

About Barbara Warner
Barbara Warner is a native New Yorker who has been a celebrity nail stylist for more than 25 years. Introduced to the world of beauty as a young girl, her drive and passion led her to become a licensed esthetician and manicurist. At the age of 21, she opened her first full-service salon in an upscale health club. In 1994, she relocated to Malibu and began an 8-year working relationship at Bernie Safire Salon. Barbara continues to educate herself with nail fashion and the world of beauty. Her love for the art of manicuring has inspired her to create beautiful nails for campaigns including L’Oreal, Maybelline, Proactiv, Chrome Hearts, JCPenney and LeSportsac. She has been featured in such magazines as Cosmopolitan, British GQ, L’Officiel (Paris), Maxim, Playboy and W.


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COMMENTS
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Nikki Wild
Nikki Wild

Love the pedicures and most of the shoes. I am a peep toe's and boots kind of gurl myself and a huge fan of perfect nails with sexy colors. I'm just disappointed that there are never any blogs or comments left regarding Diverse Lifestyles. I am a guy and I'm a Drag Queen. Doesn't anyone have a clue as to how much we contribute to the world of beauty? Maybe since I take such awesome pride in my nails and every other aspect of beauty "Just Fab" will want me to model some of their gorgeous boots and shoes.

JustFab Socialites
JustFab Socialites

Hi Natasha, she is Aviero, find her via your boutique's search engine. :) - Ceci G.

Betsie Johnson
Betsie Johnson

I think shades between navy and cobalt blue would go better with the yellow rather than the purple...

Johnn Doe
Johnn Doe

I would opt for the black/nude polish and the gold/red polish

Yuree Schultz
Yuree Schultz

Its a complimentary color, like orange and blue, red and green, purple goes with the yellow. It actually does look good together : )

Natasha Black
Natasha Black

What's the name of the show in the upper left corner?

Nikki Wild
Nikki Wild

Honey there are no sexy flt shoes!