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Let's start with the basic wedge that you can't live without this season - look for raffia and other natural textures, and a wide (or double crossover) ankle strap. Light wedge high heels can be surprisingly comfortable, and having the ankle strap will make your foot feel more secure in the shoe (if you're unused to high heels!). On the subject of comfort, an ankle strap will add a little more style to your flats - whether it's a ballerina, or statement gladiator sandal.
For the office and evening, ankle straps can be seen on some very elegant styles (Jimmy Choo and Manolo Blahnik, shown below), and edgier labels like Camilla Skovgaard and DSquared look amazing with both casual and formal outfits. Pair your skinny jeans with a statement ankle strap for a fresh new look.
Last but not least, a special mention goes out to Jean Michel Cazabat - ankle strap shoes that are light, comfortable and affordable. We all look for that special shoe that goes with everything, and this brand has become one of my own personal favs for that reason! Browse more ankle strap sandals here.
Summer 2012 Shoe Trends: Ankle strap sandals