Fashion happens so fast these days. The industry is in constant motion and there's always something new to lust after. Prime example - spring shoes are already starting to pop up in stores and online...and it's mid-December. Seriously, So Cal only just cooled down to allow for some winter weather. But the allure of spring is undeniable. As much as I pore over boots and outerwear as soon as that September issue hits stands, springtime fashions are my hands-down fave. I love bright colors and the promise of warm weather ahead. And when it comes to shoes, high-heeled sandals are a personal wardrobe staple. Unique styles especially catch my eye. So when I spotted this particular new release from Jessica Simpson, I knew I'd have to have her. The "Thunder" platform boasts an awesome architectural cut-out wedge and vibrant green suede straps. Though I can't wait to wear this sandal bare-legged come spring, I'm all about utility and versatility. Something about the pop of black patent in the wedge combined with the richness of suede makes it possible to pair this shoe with a fabulous winter ensemble like the one pictured above. And black tights with bright shoes is a definite fashion "do", so don't feel funny wearing tights with these sandals, I guarantee it can be done! Of course I couldn't help but throw in my idea for a fun, flirty look to try once the weather starts to heat up again...true Cali girl here :) If you love "Thunder" as much as I do, you can find her online at Macy's or Nordstrom for about $119.
Luisa Lucia is a Los Angeles based wardrobe stylist and lifelong fashion fanatic.