As the fall nips at our heels and Daylight Savings Time gives us an hour of extra beauty sleep, many women who enjoy wearing fun, stylish sandals may feel a tinge of sadness. After all, when it’s negative 1,000,000 degrees out and slushing and sleeting, your only real choice, foot-fashion-wise, is to wear a monster pair of thick, ugly, heavy snow boots. Right? Not necessarily. Here are four strategies that will allow you to wear fun sandals, even when it’s totally nasty out.
1. Spa day at home!
Transform your home into a spa for a few hours (or a whole day), and either invite over your girlfriends or just pamper yourself. Set up everything in advance, so that you can move from station to station without having to leave the “spa zone.” If you have a little extra money, hire somebody to come to your house and do your nails and your hair. When you’re done, slip-on cozy sandals. Reef makes some beautiful and super-stylin’ sandals, such as the Cascade, the Creamy Leather Metallic, the Guatemalan Slide, the Gypsy Suede and the Gypsy Macrame. Reef’s footwear has a low environmental impact, and their sandals boast anatomical arch support and Vibram eco step rubber outsoles. Check out https://www.flopstore.com to learn more. They will feel great on your feet, as you relax from an afternoon at your own “day spa.”
2. Get sporty by hosting an outdoor “winter/summer Olympics” with friends.
Just because it’s snowy and nasty out doesn’t give you a permission slip to stay homebound. If you’re athletic, and you’ve got adventurous friends, here’s an idea. Arrange a “winter/summer Olympic games.” In other words, do summer sports but in the winter. Race track events in your Reef sandals across crunchy snow, or don t-shirts and shorts and play soccer or two-hand touch football on a frozen, snow-dusted pond. Just don’t stay out too long, and watch out for hypothermia!
3. Secretly take your sandals to work!
Throw on those boots to sludge to work, but bring your comfy reef sandals with you in your bag, and slip them on once you get to the office. You may get a few glances from the Look Police. But what do the Look Police know from fashion, anyway?
You don’t have to spend the next 4-5 months staring at the snowdrifts and dreaming of the sun. Take a cruise or head south for the winter or even go intercontinental. Don your Reefs, and enjoy the sun and surf and beautiful people tanning…
Don’t let winter stop you from exploring the pleasures of sandal wearing. All you need to do is get a little daring and a wee bit creative!