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A shoe that can range from dainty to chunky, the slingback is distinguishable by the strap that runs across the back of the heel. Unlike sandals -- which are solely for strutting in the summer -- the slingback is similar to a basic pump, covering most of the foot. Slingback styles can include shiny flats, rustic clogs and even retro-inspired platforms. Finding a pair of complementary tights to wear with the backless heels depends on the silhouette you choose.
Bright Color Flats
One simple-chic form of the slingback resembles the ballet flat--which is available in rounded, pointy and peep-toe. This form of footwear can be equally as sleek as it high heel counterparts, available in bright colors, textured leathers and sometimes quirky prints. Match a bright color flat with tights of a similar hue for a monochromatic, youthful style. These prismatic tights can be based on their transparency, as semi-opaque tights can be a light option for spring while opaque tights work well for cooler autumn days.
When the thick wooden heel and rustic studs of a clog are combined with the sleek slingback’s strap, the result is a practical and comfortable hybrid. Perfect for weekend wear, clog slingbacks are usually fabricated out of a tougher leather hide, making them a perfect match for more substantial tights. To create a boho-chic look, pair the clogs with rich knitted tights, such as a classic ribbed or cable. Mustard yellow or burgundy can be the perfect colors to brighten up a retro neo-hippie look.
One slingback that is perfect for a night out on the town is the satin, peep toe — often available in many attention-grabbing shades. The shiny fabric of this sexy shoe can be further embellished with a bows, floral details or rhinestones. And as a result, the satin footwear can upgrade even the simplest little black dresses -- placing a fashionable stamp on the ensemble. For a peek-a-boo effect, pair this sexy slingback with textured tights, such as a semi-sheer number that is accentuated with metallic threads, tiny polka-dot print or glitzy rhinestones.
A fashion forward shoe with roots in the 1960s, the platform shoe can be the perfect footwear for a mod-inspired outfit. Though these towering heels come in many different fabrications and color combination, choose a thick heel shoe in a neutral shade. Next, match the attention grabbing slingback with a pair of graphic-print tights, such as a block color stripe or a bold check print. Matching the accent color in the tights to shoe, will help add an element of continuity, ensuring the outfit doesn't look haphazard.