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A girl's eveningwear outfits often require a sleek, sexy shoe, no matter the time of year. When it comes to open-toed shoes, some season-specific rules have become just as obsolete as that old warning about wearing white after Labor Day. However, not all warm-weather peep-toe footwear can translate into fashionable fall and winter looks. To maintain a chic style, keep in mind a few winter weather suggestions when hauling out your summer shoes for a colder evening out.
Are your particular style of open-toed shoes winter-appropriate? When it comes to eveningwear, some exposure is expected, but you might want to suit your shoes to the current trends, not last season's. Delicate strappy sandals, espadrilles or flip-flops that reveal most of the foot may be too summery for such a sedate time of year. Instead, go for chunky wedges, sexy slingbacks and chic closed peep-toes that will offer your foot some protection while still giving you that fun, flirty look.
Any garment a girl puts on should go with the mode of the season she's in, and shoes are no exception. In fall and winter fashion, lighter colors tend to get left behind in favor of the dark, warm and rich. So while the floral peep-toe flats you've been rocking all summer may feel a little out of fashion once winter rolls around, you can still roll out in your open-toed trends that came in deep colors such as black and burgundy, bright jewel tones and nude neutrals.
Like the rest of a girl's garments, lightweight materials tend to change with the weather. Breathable canvas sneakers may be cute in a warm climate, but once that temperature begins to drop, so, too, should your summer shoes. Consider keeping your foot fabrics a little heavier and go for rich, luxuriant suedes, leathers and even velvet, especially for an evening out. Whatever material you choose, match it with the weight of the winter wardrobe you're wearing.
Many shoe styles, including peep-toes, can be made more seasonal with hosiery. Opaque tights in a variety of deep colors, textured knee socks, and even elegant trouser socks can lend your look a wintry edge while also providing extra warmth. However, even with leg wear, make sure your open-toed shoes are still suited to the weather. No socks will save a glam girl who steps in a puddle or wades through a snowdrift with her toe tips exposed.