May 20, 2013
Warm weather is here and you know what that means - time to break free of those closed-toe heels and boots and let your toes wiggle freely in the spring and summer air. You can finally whip out your collection of flip flops, wedges and strappy sandals and stow away those hefty winter boots until November rolls around. Once you've rearranged your wardrobe, there are a few more things you can do to fully prepare for the season and keep your feet happy. Here are some helpful tips:
Pedicures are a priority
Now that sandals and open-toe shoes will be a staple of your wardrobe for the next number of months, you have to prepare accordingly with the proper grooming ritual. It's crucial to schedule a routine pedicure (yeah, we're not complaining either) so that your feet stay in tip-top shape and are ready on any given day to break free from shoes and hit the beach, the lakeside dock or the nearest grassy park. If you're in a bind and you can't get to your salon, don't fret - there are plenty of at-home supplies to keep your toes tingly clean 24/7. The Elemis Spa At Home Treat Your Feet Foot Cream is one of the best beauty products for those who aren't afraid to rough it outdoors. The rich cream keeps your feet smooth and soft, no matter how many coastal cliffs you climb.
Catch the new shoe trends
Whether you're wearing all black, white or brown, the easiest way to add a pop of color is in your footwear. Some timid shoppers might worry that a bold flash of lime green or cobalt blue might not go with an understated outfit, but the fashionably bold know that it's a necessary risk to bring your ensemble to the next level. Color is key in the summer, and bright-hued shoes can pack a punch that no one's expecting until they look down at your feet. And if you've been wearing your Bliss Softening Socks, you'll be proud to show off your smooth and soft feet in your spectacular sandals.
Show off your collection
After spending time (and money) on your gorgeous collection of wedges and platform sandals, be sure to show them off. If Carrie Bradshaw taught us anything, it's that shoes are like works of art, so why not display them as such? A funky way of featuring your heels, sandals and other shoes is by taking a spare ladder, painting it with a vintage finish and then leaning it against the wall of your bedroom. Next, pick your favorite shoes and hang them on each rung of the ladder - voila! Keep your manicure and pedicure supplies nearby and your feet will be fully ready for summer in no time.
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