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Living on the Wedge

Get a leg up on spring fashion with a pair of these comfy seventies staples.

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Now that spring is in the air, it's time to make sure you put your most fashionable foot forward. The must-have shoes of the season? Wedges. They're stars at stores like Prada and Marc Jacobs -- and the best part is, they're comfy and they give you a lift. So channel your inner Charlie's Angel and rise to the occasion. These are just a sampling of our favorites:

Old Navy's cork-soled thong ($19.50) is great for strolls in the park or weekends in the country. Kenneth Cole Reaction's vampy, gladiator-inspired leather wedge ($79) is the take-no-prisoners party shoe. French Connection's version ($78), with wooden soles and vibrant red leather straps, will bring out the diva in you -- they look fab with seventies-chic super-skinny jeans. For a more romantic look, check out Chinese Laundry's style ($54 at Bloomingdale's), with ribbons that wrap around your ankles -- perfect accents for spring's bohemian clothes. Hype's high-gloss wooden wedges ($79 at Bloomingdale's) are so polished and sleek you could wear them to the preppiest yacht club -- and, of course, you wouldn't have to worry about them sinking in the grass.

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