Started in 2006 and inspired by the traditional Argentine "alpargata" shoe, TOMS Shoes are now a global fashion trend in their own right. Envisioned as a compassionate action business, each pair of TOMS Shoes sold means another pair is donated to a child in need. With the iconic flats in classic colors loved by celebrities, coeds, beach bums, and travelers alike, TOMS are definitely a good pair of shoes. Following on the heels of its original design's success, TOMS recently launched a new line guaranteed to add more spice and variety to ones wardrobe. Now you don't have to choose between form and fancy, as everyone's TOMS now comes in a versatile wedge style. So kick up the heat a notch in these summary slip-ons, and keep these tips in mind when pairing wedges with the wardrobe.
Jeans are go-to classics, even in the warmest of weathers. Wedges add weight to the look of the foot, so it's important to keep the look as stream-lined as possible to make sure you look sleek and not silly. Wear the stone-washed striped wedge with a lighter denim for a look in keeping with the breezy feel of the beach, or go more nautical with a crisp darker wash. Whatever the color, make sure the cut of the jeans is straight and cuffed or hemmed at the ankle. This ensures that the ankle doesn't look bulky.
Capris are a lighter pant variation sure to add some retro appeal to any outfit. Because capris can also add visual weight to the legs, stick to the stream-lined cuts. Wedges are flattering with pastel colors that evoke tropical nights and are best complemented by crisply ironed capris; none of that parachute material that will add unnecessary bulk. Have fun with color combos by pairing several sorbet shades together for a fun afternoon out, or pair a black wedge with white capris for a surprisingly sleek look.
Too hot for pants? Shorts and skirts are also excellent options to wear with wedges, especially when one wants a dressed-up look without the hassle of high-heels. Balancing this look is key, as wedges are casual cute and want to be paired as such. Consider longer flowing skirts that flutter in the breeze or a fitted pair of shorts rolled above the knee. Too short or too long are both things to avoid when wearing your TOMS wedges.
When pairing tops with your bottoms, keep in mind the feel of TOMS. An American-made product influenced by exotic travels and the spirit of giving, each pair of TOMS are a reflection of their wearer's soul. Honoring your own individuality is at the heart of their aesthetic. Paired with unparalleled comfort, TOMS Shoes encourage each person to be their best and feel their best, wherever their feet take them.