Summer's 3 Prettiest Steppers — And The Pedicures To Match

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After a ruthless winter in the city, New York women are prancing around practically naked. There's bare skin all over the place with short skirts and crop tops, but toes are also getting some airtime with the plethora of peep-toe shoes that are in season.

High-heels, wedges, flats — you name it, I have 'em. But, the one thing that can derail a fetching summer sandal is a gnarly toe. Fun-colored pedis are practically mandatory and the right color combo can make your summer look that much more pulled-together. My nail polish collection is extensive, but lately I've been affixed to Revlon Brilliant Strength™ Nail Enamel's collection thanks to its built-in base and topcoats. The less time I spend switching up my polishes, the more time I have outside, showing them off. Don't let your little piggies drag those hot new shoes down with these perfect-for-summer combos, next.

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When I want to get dressy, nothing is more elegant than a simple sandal. I love the chunky heel on this one from Zara. I'd wear this heel with a black-and-white ensemble, then add color with my pedicure. I like to pair a white shoe with a bright blue polish like Revlon Brilliant Strength™ Nail Enamel in Mesmerize.

Zara High Heel Sandal With Ankle Strap, $49, available at Zara; Revlon Brilliant Strength™ Nail Enamel in Mesmerize, $7.99, available at Revlon.
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Flat sandals are a must in the summer with all the walking around you'll be doing. I'm obsessed with metallic sandals this season and just can't have enough of these mixed media shoes. The gold straps spice up the otherwise casual shape. With a quick swipe of my favorite summer red from Revlon, I've got some standout footwear for my daytime adventures.

Chinese Laundry Now Or Never Sandal in White, $41.50, available at Macy's; Revlon Brilliant Strength™ Nail Enamel in Seduce, $7.99, available at Revlon.
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Graphic prints and patterns are always hot for summer. The stud embellishments add an unexpected twist to these wedges. I recently saw these in the store and thought they were too busy for me before I slipped them on and fell in love. The key to a shoe like this is keeping everything else understated, including your polish. Go for a light neutral like this pale pink from Revlon. The perfect subtle complement to these statement wedges.

Zara Studded Strappy Sandals With Ethnic Wedge, $39.99, available at Zara; ; Revlon Brilliant Strength™ Nail Enamel in Allure, $7.99, available at Revlon.

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