Ankle Strap Sandals

I am a big fan of the ankle strap sandal trend right now. I have been searching for a great pair or two…maybe a neutral and a fun, bright color? I just can’t decide with so many fabulous styles out there. Maybe you guys can help me out? Here are a few of my favorites out there, for every price range!  What do you think of the trend and my picks?

P.S. Here are a few tips to remember when wearing ankle straps

1. General rule: The thicker the strap, the slimmer your ankles look.

2. Avoid long skirts, because the strap and length of skirt tend to shorten your legs. DO pair with shorts and mini skirts. Also, a tight pencil skirt will work if it’s not too long.

3. Pairing with wide leg cropped pants and skinny ankle pants is a Do.

4. Too many embellishments on the sandal are distracting. Go for something simple. If you want to stand out, just try a bring color. 

5. If you have large calves or ankles, nude is the most flattering color. If you have slim legs, add a thick strap to give your leg shape, but stay away from thick, chunky heels because it will just make your leg look skinnier and take away from the shape. 

6. If you want to avoid making your legs look shorter, choose a strap that falls below the ankle as opposed to above it. (Along the same lines, go for a looser strap, or do not tighten it as much.)

First here are a few of our fav celebs wearing the trend of course…Celebrities-Ankle-Strap-SandalsStuart Weitzman Honored For 2012 Footwear News Achievement AwardsL-A-CONFIDENTIAL-MAGAZINE-10TH-ANNIVERSARY-KERRY-WASHINGTON-GUCCI-PYTHON-PRINT-DRESS-SPRING-2013-GUCCI-PATENT-LEATHER-BUCKLE-ANKLE-STRAP-SANDALS-4jpg-e1354730945652

Kerry Washington is wearing these beauties just above…

Gucci ‘Victorie’ SandalGucci Victorie Sandal

Pierre Hardy Leather Ankle Strap SandalPierre Hardy Leather Ankle Strap Sandal

Prabal Gurung for Target Ankle Strap PumpPrabal-Gurung-for-Target-Ankle-Strap-Pump

Steve Madden ‘Marlenee’ Ankle Strap SandalSteve-Madden-Marlenee-Mint-Green

Windsor Nude Strap HeelWindsor Nude Strap Heel

Zara Sandal with BuckleZara Sandal with Buckle

Tibi ‘Amber’ HeelTibi-Amber-Heel

Zara Leather SandalZara Leather Sandal

Chinese Laundry ‘Luck Charm’ SandalChinese Laundry Luck Charm

ASOS Hotspot Studded Heeled SandalsASOS Hotspot Studded Heeled Sandals

London Trash ‘Phoenix’ Sandalphoenix london trash

Sam Edelman ‘Allie’ SandalSam Edelman Allie Sandal

Paul Andrews ‘Alexandria’ SandalsPaul Andrew Alexandria Sandals

Jessica Simpson ‘Jessies’ SandalJessica Simpson Jessies

Alexander Wang ‘Aminata’ SandalAlexander Wang Aminata Sandal

DMSX Donald J PlinerDMSX Donald J Pliner

Windsor Beige Orange High HeelWindsor Beige Orange High Heel

Manolo Blahnik ‘Chaos’ Patent Leather Ankle Strap Sandalsmanolo blahnik chaos patent leather ankle strap sandals

Express ‘Zip Back’ Heeled Sandal

Express Zip Back Heeled Sandal

Also I love this, but I cannot find any other picture except for these when Gwyneth Paltrow wore them, but they should be available for Fall 2013

Michael Kors Ankle Strap Fall 2013gwynethpaltrow_april42013Michael-Kors-Fall-2013-ankle-strap-sandal-Gwyneth-Paltrow

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