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5 Essential Summer Accessories Women Should Have


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Wedge Sandals
Wedge sandals are still hip, though studded black leather is not usually seen as cutting-edge fashion.
Wedge sandals are still hip, though studded black leather is not usually seen as cutting-edge fashion.
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The wedge sandal serves as the ideal compromise between traditional high heels and summer's ultra-casual flip-flops and flats. Wedges are comfortable enough for a walk in the park or a stroll down the boardwalk, yet stylish enough to make jeans, dresses and capris look flirty and fashionable. The thick wooden or cork base eliminates the hazards -- and discomfort -- of high heels, while the strappy designs add style to any outfit. Spice things up with trendy versions made from animal skins, floral prints or bright neon colors, or choose wedges made from classic materials like leather, cork and canvas for shoes that will last for seasons to come.