6 Style Tips for Flatform Sandals

Flatforms When the subject of warm weather footwear comes up, women’s sandals usually come to mind first and foremost. From simple constructions in earth tone leathers, to more elaborate and colorful designs in synthetic textiles, this popular shoe style has gone through many evolutions over the centuries. Loved by hippies and hikers alike, the sandal also has a foothold in the fashion industry. Sandals now come in heels, wedges, and platform styles. One of the most popular and fashionable sandal styles for the spring and summer is the flatform. A fusion of platforms and flats, the flatform sandal has a very thick sole to add uniform height, keeping feet level. This cute, feminine shoe pairs well with almost any warm weather ensemble. However, some may find it a challenge to style their outfits around them. If you’re intimidated by the thought of figuring out which shorts look best with flatform sandals, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few style tips to help you piece together the perfect outfit so you’ll be paparazzi ready:

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Colorful Clothing

1.) Add a Pop of Color

If you’re wearing an all white or all black outfit, consider wearing flatforms with bright colors to add visual interest. Try cheerful yellow or fire engine red flatforms with black capris, for example. Likewise, you can also reverse and wear a colorful outfit, and break it up with basic shoe colors in black, white, brown, or neutrals. This play on colors will make you stand out from the crowd and look über chic.

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2.) Keep It Above the Ankle

Whether you’re rocking shorts, skinny jeans, or a mini skirt, keeping your bottoms above the ankle not only makes it easier to show off your flatforms; it also makes your ensemble look more polished. Flatforms look just as good with cut-offs as they do with Bermuda shorts. If you wear a maxi dress, it’s essential that the hem is short enough for easy viewing of your fabulous shoes; plus it reduces the tripping hazard!

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Accessories

3.) Accessorize

Any fashionista knows that accessories can add that extra special touch to the perfect outfit. If your sandals don’t have any ankle straps that would get in the way, consider a bit of a boho touch with an ankle bracelet. Depending on the style of your ensemble, you can add a beachy vibe with puka shells, or a bit of bling for a fancier touch. A dainty toe ring also adds a fun little surprise and can be used with any style of flatform. Don’t forget a layered necklace and some shades!

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4.) Texture

Playing with different patterns and textures can also add another fun element. Some flatform sandals have textured soles with braided rope, cork, and even stripes of color. You can use the texture and color of your shoes as a guide to assemble your outfits. Think slacks with a black and white houndstooth pattern, a plain white blouse, and shoes with a rope sole. A suede mini skirt and cork sole sandals is another good combination. Or, how about some polka dot flatforms with a linen dress? The possibilities are endless!

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Layers of Clothing

5.) Layers Upon Layers

If there’s a slight breeze in the air, consider a layered outfit with your sandals. A kimono with cut-off shorts and a slightly loose-fitting top can further play up the look of flatforms in a carefree way. In sharp contrast, a slim black pantsuit and blazer adds a more business casual flair. In some cases, even wearing socks can be pulled off! Try that with a comfy t-shirt or tank tucked into loose-fitting shorts, and top it off with a light jacket or cardigan.

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flatform sandals

6.) Don’t Forget Your Toenails!

Remember that pop of color we mentioned earlier? You can also accomplish the same effect with nail polish if you prefer. Neutral shoe colors make it easier to style your wardrobe, leaving plenty of room for brightly painted nails. Regardless, keeping your toes in tip-top shape is essential while wearing any sandal. Whether you do it yourself or go to a nail salon, be sure to keep a regular mani-pedi schedule so your feet look pretty and smooth for showing off.

These are but a few secrets to help you get started so you can boldly go forth into the season and conquer this fashion challenge. However, don’t be afraid to try something completely new. Your style is your own, so experimenting with something a few may consider “off the wall” is part of the adventure of being creative. Once you get the hang of pairing them together with the perfect outfits, the flatform sandal is sure to become one of your most favorite styles for the spring and summer.

Springing Forward with Dansko Shoes

Dansko Spring Shoes

Since 1990, Dansko has been providing working professionals with its legendary comfortable clogs. From nurses to waitresses, the brand has gained a cult following in the footwear industry. Their shoes have ensured that the working class could stay on their feet during entire shifts without pain and fatigue.­ Over time, Dansko began expanding into a wide range of styles. The company even provides a variety of men’s shoes. With spring in full swing, most people are itching to freshen up their wardrobe with the latest trends catering to warmer weather. Not one to be left behind, Dansko has released its own collection of spring shoes to keep your feet stylin’ and profilin’ this season. Here’s a few of our brand new favorites in shoes for women:

 

Dansko Women's Selina

SELINA WEDGE

For a sassy, strappy wedge sandal for strolls on the boardwalk, look no further than the Selina. An adjustable ankle strap ensures a secure fit. The shock absorbing cork midsole and molded memory foam footbed ensured comfort, even with a 2 ¼” heel. These pair best with a billowy maxi dress and wide brim sun hat.

Dansko Women's Anna

ANNA HEELED SANDAL

Block heels are in! This stylish sandal stands out from the crowd with decorative buckles, and stain protected leather uppers. The footbed features dual density EVA memory foam cushioning for all-day comfort. Imagine sashaying on the dance floor in these at your friend’s wedding reception, and being the envy of the entire guest list!

 

Dansko Women's Lou Burnished Calf

LOU WEDGE SANDAL

What better way to make an entrance than in a flashy wedge? Burnished leather uppers contrast well with brushed metal buckles. The microfiber sockling features Aegis Microbe Shield odor control technology, and the memory foam footbed and shock-absorbing PU wedge reduce fatigue.

Dansko Women's Vera

VERA PEEP TOE SANDAL

A stylish choice for weekend brunch with the girls or while window shopping in a quaint, seaside town. The Vera offers a lower 1 ½” heel for additional comfort, along with a foam footbed and underfoot suede sockling. These are a great alternative to those who want the style of a wedge, but have difficulty walking in higher heels.

 

 Dansko Women's Xp 2.0XP 2.0 CLOG

The ever-popular Pro XP has gotten an upgrade! This version still features the slim silhouette, rocker bottom, and slip-resistant sole as the previous model. Improvements include a lighter EVA midsole to further reduce the weight of the clog. The removable memory foam footbed has been improved with Dansko Natural Arch technology, a TPU arch stabilizer for increased arch support. It’s a perfect choice for those colder, rainy spring days that require you to keep your toes warm and dry.

These are but a few of the varieties that are hot for Spring 2019. While coral and mango are the “in” colors this season, classic black is almost always available in most of these women’s styles as well. With so many Dansko’s to choose from, there’s a spring shoe for everyone!

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