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!

5 Funky Styles

Show off your edgy side with some of our funkier sandals.

Black SandalThese Franco Sarto Women’s Upstart Ghille combine a classic style with a frisky lace up feature.

Brown sandal with fabric

Or try out these Blowfish Women’s Balla Ankle Sandals that combine contemporary style with rustic chic aesthetic.

Brown Lace-up Sandal

Get bold with MIA Women’s Charita B gladiator style lace up sandals.

Multi-colored Tan Wedge SandalsAdd some height to your summer wardrobe with the MIA Women’s Fareena. 

Metallic Silver SandalLast but not least, the Miz Mooz Women’s Cali provides a more modern take on the Blowfish Balla

Stop by Houser Shoes and find your summer fit!

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Most overlooked item to take to the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby will run this week and the most overlooked item that women forget to bring is comfortable shoes. Bring flip flops or casual shoes– if you’re planning on wearing heels. Churchill Downs is all concrete and your feet will hurt. (Women even sell them in the restrooms.)

 

Hats are important at the Kentucky  Derby but don’t forget comfort shoes!

Bernie Mev is a good choice for an inexpensive comfort shoe.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SHOE

By:  Tiffini Taylor

How to choose the right shoe for you?  This is a question everyone has asked themselves at some point. Choosing the right shoe can be an exciting experience. To choose a shoe correctly, one should know what one is looking for. If you want a shoe that shows your personality or if you want a shoe that is a basic, practical shoe for everyday wear.  Knowing what you want before trying to find the right shoe will make finding it a little easier. If you are looking for style over everything else, then look through the most recent fashion magazines. If you are looking for a practical shoe, then you will need to know what your needs in shoe wear are. Whether you are looking for boots, heels, flats, or sneakers, Houser Shoes has a great selection of all styles and in many colors to choose from.

Flats are a great way to have comfort for any day or night. Choosing the right pair of flats is not as easy as one would think though. Decisions that need made when choosing the right flat can be from what color is best to what kind of detail should I have on them. Details such as a ballet flat with a bow, sequins, or flower. Deciding on what color or pattern to go with is another decision to be made when choosing the right flat for you. Try a brand like B.O.C. by Born or a brand like Easy Street Women’s Rutland Moc.  These are some of the things to think about when choosing flats. When choosing a pair of heels, knowing what size of heel to get is an important detail. If it is for day wear for work, you may want to stick with a lower heel size such as Life Stride Women’s Jater. If it is height for a night out then a high heel like Pierre Dumas Women’s Favorite Red Patent. Choosing the right heel can be wonderfully fun with many colors to choose from.

Boots are the hottest fashion this Autumn. Choosing the right boot can be an adventurous an exciting time. This is the season of the boot, which means even more to choose from. You will need to know what kind of boot you are looking for. What are your needs when it comes to boots? Do you want an ankle boot, a knee boot, or a cowboy boot? Answering these questions can make choosing the right boot. Brands such as UGG Australia, Rieker, Steve Madden, Bare Traps, and Ariat have wonderful style for your needs. Boots can be fun and in many different colors.  Choosing the right sneakers is an important part of anyone’s life. Knowing what and why you are needing a pair will make finding a pair much easier. Brands such as Sketchers, Easy Spirit and Nunn Bush are some to look for. The quality of these brands of sneakers will sure to please. Houser Shoes has many brands, styles , and colors to choose from when it comes to choosing the right shoe with great quality. Think about what you want and need, then come shopping!

Enjoy Your Spring Fling With Spring Fashion

Spring is here again and you may find yourself having some trouble getting that extra skip in your step, especially after putting in those 9 to 5 hours. Before you go out for the evening, there are a few things you can do to help put that spring back into your step besides purchasing some new Spring Fashion Shoes.

Always avoid sitting for long periods of time. That’s a big one. With reasonable frequency, get up from the desk chair and walk to somewhere, maybe the water cooler (water helps the circulation in your legs) or just make a brief lap through the office. In those times where you are sitting, extend your legs out in front of you as you sit and bend your feet up and down at the ankle. The ankle flexes, or ankle pumps, promote the circulation in your legs and keep water, more correctly “lymph fluid,” from building up in the joints and tissue which can cause swelling.

Now when the sun goes down and you’re ready to enjoy a warm evening out with friends, take care of your feet a little more with lightweight and cushioned sandals. You might find Aerosoles suits your tastes with one of their cute thong sandals. Or if you’re really into a comfortable sandal, you might try one from Sanuk brand. The Californian brand puts special emphasis on a comfortable footbed which can clearly be seen with styles like the “Spree” which has yoga mat material to cradle the foot.

Don’t let Life slow you down this Spring. And from Houser Shoes and the Shoeru, we want you to enjoy every day to it’s fullest!

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