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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Are You Open- or Close-minded?

So? Are you in or out? (We mean your toes of course.)

Shoe trends this spring are rife with selection. From revamped jazz shoes to gladiators and clogs to boots (not to mention the bounty of socks, knee-highs and leggings), choice is one thing we have plenty of. It's the season of the sandal ... so why are we still thinking boots? Changeable weather makes both an option (not to mention a very versatile wardrobe season).

The versatility of Spring looks are showcased quite nicely on our favorite twin celebrities Tia and Tamera Mowry. (Photo from getwhitit.com.)

Spring makes a virtue of less being more, as in sundresses not sweater dresses; shorts instead of pants; bare legs and sandals replacing boots and jeans. As tulips push out of the soil and the clouds disperse, hemlines rise, fabrics get thinner and our now-liberated toes peek out from our shoes. Isn't spring a quiet sigh of relief the world over? (Well, perhaps not Rhode Island. Sorry guys.) After months of cold temperatures, closed-toe shoes and heavy coats, we dream of the moment when we don our first sandal.

At least, that's the party line. More often than not spring is a tempest of wild weather, moody skies and fluctuating temperatures. Deciding what to wear requires forethought. This helps explain why lighter-weight boots are still huge. They look great with sock and leggings trends and are perfect under a floral skirt.

So where do you stand? Do you embrace this Spring mercurial temperament with a new pedicure and fresh pair of sandals or do you opt for the versatility of the closed toe boot? Take the poll and let us know!

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