10 Things: The Perfect Spring Sandal and Polish Pairings - Neiman Marcus

10 Things: The Perfect Spring Sandal and Polish Pairings

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May 20, 2016


At last–the season for outdoor soirees, cloudless skies, and alfresco cocktails is quickly approaching. One way to navigate this spring in style is with a fresh pair of open-toe sandals. But, before the much-anticipated debut of your new springtime footwear, remember that nothing complements the perfect pair better than an immaculate pedicure.

We understand that going from snow boots to bright hues requires some planning, so we’ve paired down a few of our favorite peep toes and polishes for the most universally flattering combinations.


SOPHIA WEBSTER Nereida Strappy Sandal
DIOR Vernis Couture Color Gel Shine & Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Palais Royal

Balance the multitonal style of a colorful heel with a muted nail polish—like this beige tone—to create below-the-ankle harmony.

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LANVIN Colorblock Leather Sandal
GUCCI Bold High-Gloss Nail Lacquer in Iconic Ottanio

Play off of mod-inspired colorblocking with a bold splash—like a bright teal polish.

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GUCCI Kendall Leather Studded Sandal
DIOR Long Wear Nail Colour in Rouge

Edgy footwear calls for an equally edgy shade. Opt for one that has a showstopping effect like this fiery red.

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TORY BURCH Pietra Leather Runway Flat Sandal
YVES SAINT LAURENT La Laque Couture in Corail Colisee

Coral is a versatile and flattering nail color, especially when paired with a clean white flat.

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JIMMY CHOO Truce Leather Ankle-Wrap Sandal
SMITH & CULT Pillow Pie Nail Polish in Semisheer Powder Pink

A vibrant, neon heel adds a dynamic pop of color to any outfit. So, when it comes to choosing a nail polish shade, keep it light and sheer for a stunning combination.

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MANOLO BLANIK Jena Suede Lace-Up Sandal
NARS Nail Polish in Milos

Palette opportunities are endless when you pair a knockout color with this classic, neutral lace lace up sandal. We love to match it with a luxe gold polish.

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STUART WEITZMAN Crosspath Platform Leather Sandal
MARC JACOBS Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Good Friday

This pastel green shade is a favorite on runways and street styles alike. Pair it with a pair of chic ‘70s inspired platforms for a soft and airy touch.

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GIVENCHY Woven-Cage Leather Sandal
CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Nail Colour in Just Nothing

Pairing a wardrobe staple LBS–Little Black Shoes–with a barely there nude nail color creates a seductive look while picking up on the detail of this heel.

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CHLOE Kerenn Kilim-Rug Slide Sandal
ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Black Plum

Play up the minor details of a pair of bohemian slides by picking a color from the fabric– like a deep plum.

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MAISON MARGIELA Snake-Embossed Open-Toe Bootie
DEBORAH LIPPMANN Amazing Grace Nail Polish

These champagne snakeskin booties deserve a nail color that is equally decadent. Try a crisp white pedicure for a look that favors a flair for the dramatic.

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