with Susan Wagner
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Looking for shoes to wear with your footless tights? There are a few rules, of course — or think of them as strategies, if you prefer.
Keep it flat. Pairing footless tights and heels will make you look like a girl in search of a pole.
No Converse, please. Unless you’re under the age of twelve, put on some real shoes. Yes, I’m talking to you.
Be bold! Whether you’re treating your footless tights as a dressed up alternative to yoga pants or a more casual version of work wear, pair them with pretty shoes in bright colors for a more interesting look.
Choose shoes that are destination-appropriate. Sandals are great for running errands, but a ballet flat is better for the office, and a cute pair of skimmers is perfect for a day of kid sports.
Keep the line clean. Avoid anything with a heel or a strap that wraps around your ankle.
What shapes and styles look best with footless tights? Here are eight of my favorites, all available at Piperlime, and chosen not for their prices but for their style. You can find shoes like these for a lot less at places like Target and DSW and Payless, or you can splurge on the real deal. No matter where you shop, though, buy the best quality you can afford and then wear them all the time.
Basic flats: Memories by Rocket Dog, $40.00
Not-so-basic flats: Maloles Corneila, $340.00
My fantasy flats: Pucci ballet flat, $450.00
Peep toe flat: Lilly Pulitzer Lady Mary, $235.00
Supercasual flat: TOMS, $45.00
A pretty flip flop: Mystique sandals, $124.00
A little embellishment: Arturo Chang Lisa, $79.00
A modified gladiator: Blowfish La Villa, $40.00
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