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How to Style Wedge Sandals This Spring

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A few weeks ago, I published a post about sandal trends for spring, and I’m so glad the wedge sandal is making a comeback this season!

Wedge sandals are the perfect marriage of form and function because they can be comfortable without looking frumpy. Today I’m teaming up with Zappos to style two different pairs of wedge sandals for spring.

How to Style Wedge Sandals This Spring Dolce Vita sandals (8) // AG jeans (28) // KUT from the Kloth jacket (S) // Michael Stars tee (S) // Tory Burch hobo // similar sunglasses

The first pair is the Dolce Vita Nilton that I’ve already worn a few times this season. I love the combination of sandstone leather at the heel and ankle and the braided toe strap in a natural canvas fabric.

The stitching around the edges and jute-wrapped wedge heel keeps these sandals breezy and summery. While they have a 3 3/4″ heel, the platform is 3/4″ so they’re actually quite walkable, and the ankle strap adds stability.

Longer jeans are also making a comeback this season, which is perfect timing because they look amazing with wedge sandals.

These are the AG Mari High Rise Slim Straight in a faded mid-indigo wash with a finished hem.

AG Jeans are made in the USA, and these have the perfect fabric composition (98% cotton/2% elastane) for holding their shape without sacrificing comfort.

I like how they extend over the back of the sandal to create a long, lean leg line. They’re true to size; for reference, I’m wearing my usual 28.

I topped off the look with a white tee and tarragon green denim jacket.

This jacket has a cropped silhouette with a raw hem and lots of stretch, and I love this fresh shade of green for spring. It pairs beautifully with blue jeans.

I like this jacket so much, I also have it in coral, but that one is almost sold out. I ordered the green in small and the coral in a medium, and both fit fine. It’s just a matter of how snug you like your jackets to be. The medium is definitely a little more comfortable, but the small might be slightly more flattering.

I don’t worry about whether it buttons or not because I’ll never wear it that way. I prefer it to fit well through the back and shoulders, so if it’s too snug to button, I’m okay with that.

For my second look, I styled a pair of SoftWalk wedge sandals in the crossover style, which is very on trend this season.

I had some requests for comfort sandals with a lower heel, so I wanted to find a pair that fit those qualifications.

SoftWalk sandals (8) // KUT from the Kloth jeans (6) // Madewell blouse (S) // similar tote

These sandals are extremely well made and comfortable, with a memory foam midsole and a leather upper, lining, and insole. They have a 3″ heel with a 1/2″ platform, so the heel drop is only 2 1/2″.

I realize some ladies need a heel strap, so the slide style may not be the best, but these are worth a try. They come in medium, narrow, and wide sizes for the perfect fit.

These sandals run true to size; or you may want to size up if in between. I’m wearing my usual 8, but I often size down in slides due to my narrow feet.

I wore these sandals with cropped jeans, to show a different way to style a wedge sandal. I love how the combination of shorter pants and lower vamp on the sandal extend the line of the leg.

These jeans have a 26″ inseam, which is the perfect crop length for me. Yours may be different, but I encourage you to learn your ideal inseam measurements; it makes online shopping so much easier.

I get asked a lot about the correct length for cropped jeans and pants. The hem on a pair of cropped jeans should it below the widest part of your calf, but two or three inches above your ankle bone.

If they hit within an inch of the ankle bone, they’re ankle-length. If they hit in the middle of the calf, they’re capri-length, and I do not recommend those. Capris aren’t very flattering on most women.

I topped off this look with a drapey black button-up shirt. I like how the black of the shirt and shoes bookend the look, but I really wish I’d thought to add a belt. That would complete this outfit nicely.

This shirt has an oversized silhouette with a high-low shirttail hemline. The pleating at the back yoke and deep-cut short cuffed sleeves keep it breezy and casual, but it looks a little dressier than your average t-shirt. It runs true to size; I have the 2-4 (SM).

I know the sandals I featured are low inventory, and I’m sorry about that! They were well-stocked when I ordered them. I’ve rounded up some more wedge sandals from Zappos for your shopping inspiration.

As always, when you shop at Zappos, you get the benefit of their 24/7 customer service and generous return policy, and be sure to link your Amazon Prime membership or sign up to be a Zappos VIP member for free upgraded shipping. Also, military members, students, and teachers can get 10% off their Zappos orders — see their Student, Teacher & Military Promotion page for more details.

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8 thoughts on “How to Style Wedge Sandals This Spring

  1. Hi Jo-Lynne! LOVE the first pair of shoes! Would you wear the first shoe or a shoe with the ankle strap with ankle length jeans? Is that a correct way to wear them? I’m wondering if the strap would catch on the bottom of the pants.

  2. You look cute in both outfits. I went to check for my size in the black wedge but out. I like the nude one too but size out. I like wedges and glad they are back in too. The cute from the Kloth site says the rise is 11 3/4″ high. Doesn’t look that high on you. Do you think they feel high or look high for tucking in shirts? I like about 101/2″.

  3. I like the jean jacket. I tried the mint color on Zappos, but the medium was too small and the large was too large. I don’t know why they didn’t work for me.

  4. Love the last outfit, the black blouse and wedges look so comfortable. Been looking for black sandals or espadrilles, those black wedges not available in a 7 with Zappos.

  5. I love the first outfit the most, and thrilled to see high-heeled wedges! It’s refreshing from all the flats and sneakers. I love those jeans but at 5’3″, I can’t do the 29 inches. They wouldn’t fall on my foot the right way as they do on you. I could wear my Mari crops but they’re 2-3 inches shorter.

  6. I really like both looks on you! I have a few pair of wedge sandals that I don’t wear too often because of my bad ankle, but I really like them.

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