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The socks-with-sandals thing looks chic when you keep both in the same color family.

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OMIGOD: The grown-up version of the amazing shoes we dreamed of as kids.

Don"t stress if mixing prints seems daunting‚ these do the work for you.

Woven with gold thread, this pair has a semiprecious feel.

Neutral hues make in-your-face gladiators office-friendly.

Tribal-print platforms don't have to be over the top—witness exhibit A.

With coke bottle curves and cherry stripes, these are so pinup girl.

The candy cane pattern wakes up even the most slackery summer outfit.

Grab your croquet mallet: These are fantastically Palm Beach preppy.

Pool blue platforms look cool poking out beneath wide-leg flares.