This summer, as usual, metallics, animal prints, and beachy shades of ocean blue, sandy tan, and sunshine yellow will be hot, hot, hot. But in a sea of tropical hues and blinding bling, don't forget about perennial favorite pink. Let your inner Barbie out by slipping into a pair of pink pumps, then hitting Malibu in your cotton candy-colored Corvette (or the local mall in your hybrid – your call!)
Bows, buckles and big ol' straps: these Nanette Lepore Bad Girl sandals ($238, were $340) have them all. If you're already taking the color over the top (and you are, if you pick these orchid-hued suede pumps) why not go overboard on the details. The best part of these might be the thick, wood-grain heels, a whimsical contrast to all that fuchsia.
Think your feet have to be molded like Babs' to fit comfortably into pumps? Then you haven't tried a pair, like these Cole Haan Sari Air slingbacks ($206, were $295), that have Nike Air cushioning built in for comfort's sake. You probably couldn't run a marathon in these three-inch patent pumps, but you could at least make a decent stand on the dance floor.
If there's anything girlier than a magenta satin peeptoe, it's a magenta satin peeptoe with a huge Swarovski crystal smack in the middle. Exhibit A: these oh-so-feminine Solitaire pumps from Stuart Weitzman ($227, were $325). The ultimate in girl-glam, these evening shoes are sure to add pop to even the most modest of LBDs.
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