Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Change of Pace

When it comes to the latest shoe styles, you love to be a step ahead. But with the economy in the crapper, you can’t constantly foot the bill for new pairs.

To help keep your tootsies on trend, we’ve rounded up a handful of cool new, totally affordable shoe accessories—chic little straps, embellishments and add-ons that will let you to switch up your soles without stomping out your savings.

And maybe even teach an old clog shoe tricks.

Lei Chic Booty Call
Dress up your favorite pair of boots with a set of decorative straps from New York design duo The 2 Bandits. Slip on one of the edgy Riders styles which connect a sleek buckled slip of leather at the front with chunky chains that drape over the back of your foot and down over the top of your heel. For a flirty finish, snag one of the colorful navaho or ikat fabric straps, or one of the studded twill styles, which sit at the very top of your boots. All are adjustable for a perfect fit and made with non-slip backings for extra grip. Available online here.

Lei ChicSole Oriented
Step into a pair of Dekkori add-ons and transform your simplest sandals and pumps into cool new gladiator, fringed t-strap, and wrap-around styleseven over-the-knee and slouchy mid-rise boots. Made of supple leather and suede, they're decked out with hidden snaps, velcro-closures, and hooks so that they blend in perfectly with your shoes. Select styles available at Deuces Hawaii, Ward Centre, 808.593.9055. Shop the full collection here.

Lei Chic Strap Happy
Keep your mules, clogs and slides from snagging your pants, slapping your heels, or slipping off with a pair of ultra-handy detatchable Heelstraps. The comfy vinyl straps slide up beneath your heel and buckle securely around your ankle for a ton of extra support, and come in a variety of mix-and-match shades, including black, brown, red, silver, and gold. There's even a clear version that's virtually undetectable. Available online at www.heelstraps.com.


Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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