As the summer peaks, it is time to pull out those strappy sandals to go with sundresses and brightly coloured nails. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the biggest trend in shoes right now – the ankle strap.
So many styles!
They can give you a very feminine look, with thin strapped kitten heels or an edgy update on the classic black sandal, with thick bondage-esque bands. Flat leather strappy sandals are timeless, but this time, wear them in two-tones or contrast colours.
Rounded closed toe sandals with ankle straps look super girly and the ones with pointed toes are ultra-ladylike, so take your pick. Wear thin strap sandals with cropped skinny pants and broad strap ones with hot shorts to keep the focus on the legs.
And you know what? They are every girl’s must have since they keep your feet properly secured even in those sky high heels, so you can party all night long!
Both international stars and Bollywood ladies seem to be in love with this trend. Freida Pinto and Jessica Beil make a bold statement with thick straps while Sushmita Sen, Shraddha Kapoor and Evelyn Sharma wear the daintier thin strap sandals. Jessica Alba does the city chic look in a black pant suit paired with those elegant closed toes. Gwynyth Paltrow, Poorna Jagannathan and Anushka Manchanda totally rock theirs in neon orange accents and Zoe Saldana wears hers with a thigh high slit gown, the perfect way to show off her legs!
Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Nicole Kidman and Kalki Koechlin, have all included ankle straps in their summer style. You can also wear flat ankle straps, like Anushka Sharma.
The only thing to pay heed to is that ankle strapped shoes cut inches off your frame. So if you are vertically challenged, be sure to stick to ankle strapped heels with thin straps. Those blessed with endless legs can of course indulge in cutesy ankle strapped flats.
Full length trousers, sarees and floor kissing skirts or maxi dresses are the enemies of the ankle strap style, for they don’t show the ankle at all. It’s like getting a gorgeous pedi and wearing boots! Remember that.
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