Sperry Top-Sider 2012 Spring Collection. The Good Life By The Sea…And The City

April 2, 2012 • Advertorial, Blahnik Tonic, Fashion Blog

When you hear the name Sperry Top-Sider, it may conjure up visions of very traditional, preppy tan boat shoes with white soles to wear with conservative khaki pants and a white button-down shirt. Yet, you may have noticed that Sperry Top-Siders have really stepped up their game when it comes to current trends and options including metallics, color blocking, animal prints, wedges and sandals.

Sperry Top-Sider’s campaign for Spring 2012 “A Passion for Good Life In, On and Around the Sea” centers on the lifestyle of Charleston. In Chicago, yes, we do have our lakefront and there are opportunities for boating, but I can see wearing these shoes out on the pavement, right on Michigan Avenue this spring. Just think, with the comfort of Sperry Top-Siders, many of these styles easily replace the ballet flats many city girls have stored in their totes to wear as walking shoes.

Here are just a few of my favorites from the Sperry Top-Sider 2012 Spring Collection which is now available in stores. You can also find many styles online.

The metallic version of the traditional Women’s Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe in Rose Gold would look great with classic dark denim straight leg jeans, and a crisp (not a button-down) white blouse. Maybe even tie the shirt tails around your waist. Add some cool shades and walk the Magnificent Mile in comfort and style.

I love the glamorous snake print of this Women’s Montauk Slip-on in Natural Python. Black pants and a black t-shirt would be stunning with these shoes.


This Women’s Harbordale Wedge Sandal in Platinum is fabulous and you can wear a pair with a slim pencil skirt and jacket, or dress them up with all white. Wear white shorts to the knee and a white t-shirt and walk tall with these platforms.

How elegant is this Women’s Ventura Black Snake Sandal with a sort of retro vibe from the fun zebra lining? What couldn’t you wear with a pair of these thongs? I would like to see this sandal with a black T-shirt dress and a belt with silver hardware, strutting down any city street.

There are so many great styles in this collection and the options for wearing them are endless. It is hard to decide on one, so I think you may need several pairs!

Update your wardrobe with Sperry Top-Sider 2012 Spring Collection – even if your “good life” is not near the sea!

– Carol Calacci

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions expressed are my own.

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