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Summer, winter, spring or fall, open-toed shoes are in style all season long. You no longer have to worry about shelving these shoes when the temperature drops. But just because you can rock this style from January to December doesn’t mean it’s everyday footwear. Follow these fashion tips to best show off a little toe.
Nails and Feet
You’re drawing attention to your toes with this style of shoes, so make sure your little piggies are looking their best. File 'em, polish 'em, and shave the hairs on your big toe, if need be. With peep toes, you only have to worry about your toes, but with full-on open-toed shoes, your skin matters, too. Pamper your feet with lotion and sand down any rough skin. No one wants to see your cracked, dry feet!
Even if your toes are pedicured to perfection, they can kill the look of a killer pair of kicks if they don’t fit. Your toes should fit just below the edge of the bottom of the shoe. Don’t force your feet into shoes with your toes hanging over the edge. Likewise, don’t walk around in a pair that are too big. If your big toe is playing hide-and-go-seek in a peep toe, it just looks off.
Any type of hose with open-toes used to be a no-no, but thanks to a recent trend of funky colored tights and sexy fishnets, you have a green light to pair the two together in the colder months. Just go with opaque -- not sheer -- colors, and save the reinforced toes for closed-toed shoes. This should go without saying, but if you’re wearing flat sandals, skip the hose. Gladiators had the right idea, showing off their bare skin in their now trendy kicks.
You know open-toed shoes are great for a night on the town, but what about for a long day at work? Although open-toed shoes are becoming more acceptable in the workplace, there are still plenty of jobs where they’re a fashion-don’t. If you work in a very formal environment, it’s best to stick with closed-toed flats and pumps. Also, open-toes are a safety hazard at some jobs. Imagine spilling hot coffee or dropping a heavy box on your exposed toes. Ouch!