Pictured above is Amanthi, one of our all-time favorite wedge sandals!
A cross between a standard wedge and a platform sandal, wedge sandals are perfect for a laid-back, but fresh, daytime vibe. Instead of teetering on a single heel, this silhouette provides much more surface area to keep you grounded with each step. This style is great for days where you'll be walking a lot or for women that want a little more stability without sacrificing style. Wedge sandals come in many heights, textures and colors, making them extremely versatile wardrobe pieces.
The Just Fab Style Experts weigh in on how to wear wedge sandals for women. Keep reading to learn their fabulous style advice!
How to Wear Wedge Sandals
Kimmora Lee Simmons, President & Creative Director, thinks wedge sandals are super hot right now:
“Wedge sandals are where it's at! They're a super hot trend right now because they transform a casual outfit from "uhmmm" to "uhh-mazing". Pairing wedge sandals with denim shorts or a cute sundress is effortless and seasonally chic! The look is perfect for lunch al fresco, shopping at your favorite stores or strolling along the boardwalk.”
Jessica Paster, Chief Stylist, loves the warm & tropical vibe:
“Wedge sandals are perfect if you're going on vacation to somewhere warm and tropical. They have a really fun, beachy feel, and they pair perfectly with a bathing suit and cover-up when you're walking around a resort or a pool. A raffia, espadrille-style wedge heightens the casual feel of the shoe, whereas a wooden wedge can help make the shoe feel a little more evening appropriate. Pair with a printed sarong or a T-shirt dress and large bangles. For dinner, I suggest a maxi dress and cork or wood wedge sandals.”
Nina Lenders, Style Expert, wears wedge sandals to give her outfits a more feminine touch:
“This shoe is perfect with a flirty sundress; it adds a great feminine touch to a day-date look. If you're wearing a dress in a solid color, try going with a patterned wedge or an espadrille-style heel to give your outfit a little flair. If you've chosen a dress that's a little busier, keep your wedge sandal simple in color, but consider selecting one with a strappier look that meshes with the dress's print.”
Daisy Lewellyn, Style Expert, is all about the comfort factor:
“I love wedge sandals for a day of shopping with the girls! They make your legs look great, and they're way more comfortable than pumps or stilettos when you're pounding the pavement snagging all of the stylish deals and steals. Wedge sandals are a great way to update classic looks like jeans and tanks. Make sure to find the length that is long enough to make your legs look lean and show the sexy wedge action.”
Dos and Don'ts:
DO: Experiment with wearing wedges with different lengths of clothing - from long maxi dresses to summer shorts, you're going to look fantastic!
DON'T: Buy wedge sandals that are too clunky or hard for you to walk in - all that stumbling will distract the eye and take away from your look.