Our lovely resident Style Expert, Abby, had a ton to say about wedges. Read our interview with her and tell us—why do YOU love wedges?
Why would you choose wedges over, say, pumps or sandals?
Wedges are the perfect medium. They give you more height than a flat sandal, but a little more balance than a high heel. Which makes them ideal for things like beach weddings!
What’s your favorite outfit to pair with wedges?
White skinny jeans and a loose-fitting blouse, for sure. I also love wearing them with a flirty, floral dress—gives a totally different vibe than stilettos.
Why do you think wedges are so popular right now?
They’re obviously comfier and more casual than heels. But there’s also such a variety in textures and details that there’s something for everybody. Espadrille wedges just SCREAM summer. And if you’re not a fan of sky-high heels, you can easily get away with a shorter wedge that gives you a little lift.
Any wedge trends you’re digging right now?
I’m loving two-tone colorblocked wedges! Makes for a really interesting look.
Do you have any hard-and-fast rules regarding wedges? Any absolute fashion DON’Ts?
I think the most awesome thing about wedges is that they’re so versatile they can really go with anything.
I mean, if I were rubbing shoulders with Beyonce on the red carpet, I might choose more something more dressy, but that’s just me. I really just wish I were friends with Beyonce.
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