As 2012 roars to an end and 2013 rears its hopefully pretty head women are wearing classic pumps featuring pointy-toes. The toes aren’t extremely elongated as have been seen in the past but rather an almond or sharp shape contrary to a rounded toe box.

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The classic pump has endured for years. Sometimes it is more in vogue than others, but you can’t go wrong with this shoe.

Women’s heels, no matter what the configuration, never really go out of style. Females know how flattering they are and would rather give up their mascara than their heels.

Chunky heels

Be on the lookout for chunkier heels in varying heights. A chunky heel is reminiscence of styles from the past and has a vintage vibe.


Some women prefer not wearing heels. These women opt for flats, which are being seen with cap toes. The cap on the toe can be textured or glossy, featuring rhinestones or spikes. The cap is a different color from the remainder of the shoe. This is a stellar way to wear flat shoes and still look extremely modish.


Remember loafers? If you are a woman of a certain age you certainly do. Loafers are comparable to slippers. They’re comfy, easy to get on and off and are available in jewel tones, metallic, animal prints and sparkly finishes as well as embellished with gleaming studs. Pick from velvet or suede and pair them with a great pair of pants.

Ankle boots

Boots are a must have unless you never venture outside during the winter months. A favorite trend is Chelsea boots which are reminiscent of the Beatle-inspired boots of the 1960s. Western- and motorcycle motivated boots are also a hot ticket. These boots are ankle length and casual.

nude heelsColor

When shopping for women’s heels or any shoe you must decide on a color. Black is versatile, of course, but there are so many hues to choose from it will make your head spin. Try shoes in dark turquoise, cavernous purple, royal blue, garnet red or burgundy. Shoes in rich, seductive colors turn an otherwise ordinary outfit into a show stopper.

Belted floral dresses

In 2013, work wear veers more toward the feminine. Belted floral dresses will be seen in the corporate arena. Waists are cinched, and length is a bit longer. This dress can be worn at the office and in the evening as well, looking completely appropriate in both settings.


Boucle suits, and jackets are in demand. Inspired by Coco Chanel, the jackets can be worn as separates or as with a skirt.

Boucle (‘boo-clay”) is French for ‘curl.’ It is a finely texture material consisting of three-ply yarn where one thread is looser. This creates a bumpy texture. Boucle was the creation of Chanel whose boucle jackets have been popular for more than three-quarters of a century. This jacket are is cropped and features three-quarter length sleeves. The jacket may have a flirty cut and swing when the wearer moves or it maybe cut more traditionally. This is a great jacket for work or for wearing with jeans.


A document clutch (handbag) is a must-have. It is designed to accommodate a small laptop or iPad.