Inspired By: Leighton Meester's Pink Strappy Sandals

Leighton Meester from People.comI was over on People.com yesterday and they’ve been getting plenty of pics of the Gossip Girl stars being filmed for this season. Enjoying their fashion as I do, I was particularly inspired by a look Leighton Meester was sporting in one of the images – and particularly by her striking hot pink strappy sandals.

Truly, they are almost like strappy shoeties, but you totally know they price out of the budget of the bargain fashionista so I was determined to find some more feasible options among the Planet Shoes offerings!

The look is outstanding, and the way they have been paired, as a contrast rather than a collaborator in the overall outfit it pretty darned fun.

So what can we find to get this look, or close to it?

OTBT LibiaThe first option I came across was the OTBT Libia in Canary yellow. No, they aren’t bright pink, but the bright hue of these sandals immediately cheered me and I suddenly pictured them with my midnight blue maxi dress and started to bounce on the couch.

These OTBT Grecian inspired sandals are sexy and practical, designed for walking and travel while looking fabulous. The matte leather upper stays supple and offers a snug fit while the rubber sole absorbs shock and the textured sole also gives you traction no matter the terrain.

El Naturalista Rana ThaluNext up, a funky option that is both fashionable and eco friendly, the El Naturalista Rana Tharu! I chose this one because I believe it mimics the shoetie styling, and the color, as well as the height – but in a rustic and off beat way.

Offered in a gorgeous bright reddish leather that is literally treated with river stones to give it suppleness and flexibility, this modified up front strappy sandal has a thick and stable heel as well as an ergonomic foot bed made from cork and recycled materials for maximum comfort. The outsoles on this shoe are all natural rubber and offer traction as well as shock absorption. This shoe is also named for the people that inspired them; the Rana Tharu who live near the border of Nepal and are known for their colorful jewelry and clothing.

J Shoes AnyaOh, I love these! The J Shoes Anya is just delicious. This wedge heel strappy sandal with adjustable ankle strap has a canvas and leather mid sole and a goat suede sherbet pink upper. The soft texture of this shoe is a big part of its appeal, offering a feminine look while the shape makes an artistic statement.

The heel cup especially offer a more bootie feel to what would just be another strappy wedge heel. You can see this emulates to color and strappy theme of Leighton’s fab sandals, and the height without the stiletto heel but this is a more delicate and less edgy look.

So, as the summer progresses, take advantage of the freedom of crazy color on your feet. Several of these styles are on sale right now over at Planet Shoes so indulge yourself and use the style mavens you see in the magazines and on TV to inspire your own look!

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