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Oooh! Aaah! Lefty joins the crowds admiring the Taj Mahal in India.
When we first found out about FOTSIE Wraps we had to have them, even though we were just going into the colder months. In addition to being one of the most original designs we’ve seen, they’re also hand made in the USA, from a tiny woman-run company — we happen to have a soft spot for that.
Now that Spring is here, we’re getting more adventurous in experimenting with these hand-crafted foot adornments, and wanted to share some of our results with you! The thing we first loved about these is that they fit into the same wardrobe niche which has been filled by a whole lot of no-shows in recent years. Now, we do understand the appeal of a low-coverage sock in summer, but something about trying to look like you’re not wearing socks at all seems just a little sacrilegious to some of us. What’s great about FOTSIE Wraps is that while they work with most of the outfits that one would wear no-shows with, they are visible, and add a great embellishment to your shoes, while being a light-weight whisper of fabric that lets your feet breathe in hot weather.
As it turns out, they’re also great for adding adorable accents to your shoes in cooler months, given enough layers! Because most of them are sheer, they layer over solid tights beautifully. Dreamer Rae put her black wraps over burgundy Opaque Tights, so a deep dark red shows through. Dreamer Lucy went for lower cotrast, wearing her royal Heart Lace wraps over french blue tights, giving the combination a tonal effect.
For Dreamer Paige, it’s less about color, and more about what you do with the ties! She styled two looks for us, the first of which utilizes a pair of the Heart Lace Wraps with a pair of the Solid Modal Wraps for added volume! For her second look she layered just the sheer heart lace wraps over contrasting socklings (kept in place by garters from Revivall Clothing), but stretched the wraps up her ankles before tying them in back, so that more of the lace pattern can be seen!
Dreamer Rosalind was mostly concerned with the interplay of ankle boots and the wraps, in terms of both contrasting colors and heights – the Lace Wraps are just tall enough for their ties to trail over the tops of booties in back, for a romantic effect where you might not expect to find one. Samara Animal Print Tights add to the unusual and striking nature of this ensemble.
FOTSIE actually stands for Fruits Of The Spirit In Effect, and creativity is certainly a fruit of the spirit! We encourage you to approach wearing these with the same creativity which their inventor, Marlene, has put into the conception of these fun and versatile wraps!
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