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Less Is More: Sandals from Simply Vera Vera Wang

Shoes can make or break an outfit, but they don't always have to be the center of attention. Each of these pairs of shoes from the Simply Vera by Vera Wang summer collection may look boring by itself, but when you see the entire outfit, they make so much sense and exude such great, casual elegance.

There's a patent thong (Milly had these on all her models for Spring); a strappy t-strap sandal (to keep you light on your toes); and a chunky heeled t-strap sandal (yes, these are making a comeback!). Architectural. Versatile. Comfortable. That's what makes these styles shine.

Sure, they're not "eye candy" on their own, but they perfectly complete each look by creating the right silhouette and line. Oh, and the simpler the shoe, the frothier you can get with your outfit.

So while it's fun to tout the latest "it" shoe or sex kitten stilettos, homage must be paid to the basic, less glamorous shoes of the fashion world, too. They may not always be flashy but they are the unsung heroes of our wardrobes. (Of course, it also doesn't hurt that all these styles are now on sale - and when the price is right, we are happy shoppers.)

Left to right: Simply Vera Vera Wang Acclaim Patent Thong, $59.99 Now $29.99; Simply Vera Vera Wang Axiom T-Strap, Was $59.99 Now $34.99; Simply Vera Vera Wang Evident T-Strap, Was $69.99 Now $24.99.

I like the axiom t-strap best, they look comfortable and like they can be worn with anything! A simple shoe not only allows you to be more daring in terms of your outfit BUT..allows for comfort too!
#1 Anthea (Homepage) on 2008-06-30 11:02 (Reply)
Agreed! Although I certainly relish a showy shoe, most of my pairs are classic, elegant, and serviceable. These particular styles aren't my fave, but I can certainly get behind the concept!
#2 Sal (Homepage) on 2008-07-01 13:45 (Reply)
i also find that i get the most wear out of the classic shoes in my closet. matter of fact, i can honestly say i wear 2 pairs 95 percent of the time.
#3 maggie z on 2008-07-01 21:29 (Reply)
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