ankle straps

The IT sandal style for summer 2013

The “IT” sandal style is here. Sandals with one single front strap and an ankle strap were all over the spring/summer 2013 runways in New York, Paris, Milan and London. This runway trend has proven to be popular on the street for spring 2013 and is showing no sign of slowing down as we head into the summer 2013 season.

This fabulous shoe style is being shown as flats, kitten heels, wedges and high heels. Designers are having fun with this sandal style by showing color blocked styles, textured fabrications including exotics and single colors which are anywhere from neutral to eye catching neon. This is the shoe style to own for 2013!

These sandals can easily be worn with skirts, dresses, pants; and are a great way to spice up skinny jeans and even patterned shorts! Love this!

I found a few amazing single strap sandals with an ankle strap around the web and assembled them into this article. To shop this trend simply click on the photo or photos of the sandals you love in the shopping widget below and you will be redirected to the online shop where you can purchase the most fabulous shoe style of 2013! Love it! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 


Spring 2013 fashion trends: ankle strap mules

Ankle straps have been dominating the runways in Paris, New York, Milan and London over the past few seasons, and for spring 2013, the shoe style has found popularity on the ultimate heel height of the season; the mule.

Mules are traditionally slip on shoes with a 1-2” heel. For spring 2013, the mule takes on a new look with the addition of the ankle strap. This is actually a very practical addition to the mule; it is well known among Fashion-savvy shoe fans that mules are hard to walk in because they simply fall off!

The ankle strap is being shown in many ways on mules this spring 2013 season. There are Gladiator style ankle straps, simple ankle straps, ties and thick, bold ankle straps. Ankle strap shoes are being shown in many different trend styles including rocker chic, bright colors, classic fabrications, pastels and color blocking.

Anke strap mules for spring 2013 work perfectly with spring 2013’s A-line skirts, dresses and of course, cropped jeans! The ankle strap mule is a great way to sass up a pair of printed, colored or regular denim. For the right look, opt for cropped denim skinnies.

We found a few fabulous ankle strap mules around the web and assembled them in the shopping widget below. Hope you love them! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 

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Ankle strap shoes for fall 2012

There are so many shoe trends for the fall 2012 season, and many of them are modern takes on old classics. One of the fresh twists to a timeless shoe style, which is hot for fall, happens to be the ankle strap! Loathed by some due to the fact that ankle straps can shorten the look of one’s leg, the ankle strap is a classic shoe feature which can be found in many different forms over the years.

Ankle straps have faded in and out of fashion over the past several decades and have shown themselves in the forms of bow-ties, ribbons, buckle straps, single straps and double straps as well as large pieces of leather or fabric. For the fall 2012 season, the ankle strap is mainly found as a solid piece of leather, faux leather, patent or fabric. The strap is normally ultra-thin, although thicker “ankle cuffs” have also been spotted for fall; there is no medium size ankle strap for fall 2012.

The ankle straps shown on shoes this season offer a standard buckle free from embellishments and “bling.” The wider ankle straps or “ankle cuffs” offer an avant-garde vibe while the thinner ankle straps this season are flirty and lighthearted.

For those of us with short legs, the thinner ankle straps are more flattering than the thicker ones since ankle straps can shorten the look of the leg. Lighter colors are also more flattering for short or thick legs. If worn with dark tights, or another type of leg covering, dark colored ankle straps and thick ankle straps can easily be worn by a short leg since the color of the leg is tonal.

We found a few fabulous pairs of ankle strap shoes online and assembled them into the Polyvore set below. Hope you love them! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 

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