Sunny days have arrived! The much-anticipated spring sunshine is finally here, and with it comes wonderful spring and summer fashions! Rejoice! Sundresses, floral prints and sandals! Open toed shoes are a marvel of modern fashion. 100 years ago, women simply didn’t wear open-toed shoes. Nowadays, we practically live in them from April to September. And with those adorable peep toes, Jack Rogers and strappy sandals comes the pedicures.
Let’s say you got a little bit lazy this winter. Perhaps your pedicure wasn’t always “princess perfect.” That’s okay, we understand. It’s cold, and you’re wearing boots anyways. But the moment that that spring sunshine arrives, you need to find the closest nail salon, stat. I demand you stick to this very simple Modern Princess Commandment: “Thou Shalt Be Pedicured.”
Having a pedicure is an easy way to step closer to “princess perfect.” While there are a few pictures out there where Kate isn’t pedicured, I really think her barefoot request was a surprise – had she known she was going to be showing off her toes, she would have lacquered them! So to get that princess pedicure, think – What would Kate do?
She would get a pedicure.
Yes, with a good scrub and a steady hand, you can paint your own toes. But nothing looks as shiny, well-done and perfect as a salon pedicure. If your budget just won’t stretch for bi-weekly pedicures (a good pedicure should last AT LEAST two weeks!), then get one once a month and either have a polish change or change the polish yourself at home (again – steady hand!)
But what color is princess appropriate? Well, the best way to know is to look at the Duchess herself!
The Duchess of Cambridge has painted her toes a ravishing shade of red quite a few times. Red toes are classic and timeless, suiting Donna Reed as well as it suits Kate. For a classier look, stick to darker reds or more wine/burgundy tones. Anything that is too “fire engine” can lean towards cheesy or cheap.
Classy & Clear
There is something effortless about clear painted toes. While some people cannot stand a clear pedicure, it sends a message of natural beauty and refinement, as if the toes always look that nice and shiny. It is also extremely easy to keep up with, and some salons might offer a discounted pedicure price for a lack of color.
This isn’t your Malibu Barbie hot pink – this is soft, pretty, feminine perfectly pink. Hot pink is for Valley girls. Perfectly pink is for princesses. The light, soft, blushy tones are all the rage this year, and will complement any shoe, sandal and skintone nicely. Kate has sported this shade on her toes and her fingers, as it is a graceful yet girly shade.
Stick to these “princess pedicure” shades and you might find
Prince Charming offering you a glass slipper (to show off the toes, of course!)