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Go sandals ... for relaxed sophistication

Published:Monday | December 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Latoya Grindley, Staff Reporter

They scream comfort the loudest. But along with this characteristic, they can be the perfect pair to go with a relaxed yet fashionable, sophisticated look.

Made in various styles and fabric, sandals have come a long way from just being boring and comfortable. They can be ideal to complement many looks. But like everything fashion related, there are certain dos and don'ts when considering sandals.

Check out these pointers you should consider when wearing your sandals.

1 Ensure that your sandals are a perfect fit. Your feet should not be hanging off at the back nor should they be an obvious size difference. Wear your size!

2 If you are going to show your toes, make sure that your feet are worthy to be exposed. If you can't afford to get a pedicure done, do a quick do-it-yourself. Nicely painted toes and smooth heels are a must when wearing sandals.

3 If you don't want to leave your feet too exposed, opt for sandals that give your feet more coverage like gladiators.

4 Even if for medical reasons you think wearing fancy sandals is the best and most comfortable option for you at a formal gathering, skip the stockings.

5 Pair colourful and highly embellished sandals with mostly solid clothing. This will give the perfect contrast.

6 Comfort is of great importance but sandals are a definite no-no for certain occasions and places. Invest in a nice pair of flats for work if you need to get comfortable. As for formal and semi-formal events, sandals are highlyinappropriate!

7 Rubber and plastic sandals are best for the pool and beach. You don't want to ruin those nicely embellished and bejewelled sandals in the sand or water.

8 Do not drag your feet when wearing sandals. This can be very annoying to those who have to endure the torturous sound of you approaching!