Since the winter has dragged on and there has been little sign of Spring, the ladies of NYC have taken matters into their own hands. Just recently, stylist, Tina Chai, was seen sporting dark tights and daffodil colored strappy stilettos. She paired this look with a leopard print jacket. OK maybe it is still too early to wear florals, but you can wear thick dark tights with bright colored solid shoes (even if they are strappy). In fact, in the fall 2008 fashion shows, designers such as Thakoon, Proenza Schouler, and Jenni Kayne paired dark heavy tights and outfits with bright colored shoes. So if you want to stay ahead of the fashion curve, why wait for the 70 degree days? Be cutting edge and break out those Spring colored shoes even if there is residual snow on the ground.