Mandal Rule 1 – Toes MUST be properly maintained! You’re exposing these to the world; the least you can do is make sure they are in tiptop shape. Pedicures are divine, but if you’re not comfy sitting in one of those lovely massage chairs while someone pampers your feet and brings them into a state of euphoria you can opt to do it yourself at home.
Mandal Rule 2 – Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Once again your toes and feet are going to be on display, therefore it’s only right that you make sure they’re ready for their close up. If they’ve been tucked away all winter or you didn’t pay much attention to them try using lotion on them right after a shower and slip on a pair of socks. You’re feet will be softer than a baby’s booty in no time!
Mandal Rule 3 – Wear appropriately! Remember these are summer accessories, not year-round or when you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to tie your shoes slip-ons. Respect the ‘mandal’ and wear them well. A nice pair of casual shorts (3/4 length if you know how), a plain or simple graphic t-shirt, a pair of your finest ‘mandals’ with sunglasses and you’re set!
Take your time, shop around, chose a ‘mandal’ and try’em out!
Your friend in all things fashion,
Miss T Jones
Ps. If this is too much for you, feel free to go back and visit the post entitled “Dude, Where’s My Yacht” and grab a pair of boat shoes!
Check my low, medium and high picks of the week
Frugal Fashionista Find (Low)
This right here is Blessman. Simple, practical and to the point. Leather and a bit of canvas with a rubber sole, makes him quite versatile. Regularly $100.00 but now on sale at Aldo Shoes for $41.99 CAD (also available in cognac with denim)
Wanna Splurge a Little? (Medium)
To me this is optimum perfection when it comes to a men’s sandal. Looks sleek and comfortable and you can see the quality of the structure. This is a Cole Haan “Air Odell” Flip Flop. A full-grain leather flip flop is cushioned with Nike Air for heavenly comfort… what more could you really asks for?! You can grab these over at Nordstrom for $104.81 CAD
This makes a statement. This says, I’m a man and I can wear sandals and there is noting bad you can say about it! These are the Gucci SL 73 Beach Flip Flop. Clearly these can be sported around to places other than the beach. With a black base and the signature Gucci colors, just go to Nordstrom and get these for a smooth $347.75 CAD.