THE COMPLETE GUIDE FOR HEELS
All women simply love wearing heels. Heels not only make us look taller but enhance our posture and give grace and elegance to our walk as long as they’re worn the right way. For example, try not to wear jean shorts with stilettos, if you must add a little height, do so with wedges, or do not choose flared pants with peep-toe heels, try wedges or platforms instead. Also never use heels with gym clothes, such as sweatpants.
If your legs are on the shorter side, avoid ankle strap style shoes and heels that are more than four inches tall which is creating the illusion of a shorter leg.
Also, if you have long feet, opt for a more rounded toe or a shoe with horizontal seaming to make your feet look smaller.
Wear oval-shaped or square-toed heels if you have large feet. Avoid tapered or pointy heels that may end up making your feet look even larger. If your feet are very small, opt for a pointed toe or a shoe with vertical seaming to make them look longer.
Use the power of NUDE COLOUR SHOES which allow the shoe to serve as an extension of your leg. Nude-coloured heels are meant to blend in with your skin tone, therefore it's better to match your nude shoes to your skin tone as closely as possible. You can wear your nude heels with nude stockings.
If you want to create the appearance of longer legs, then you should pair your nude footwear with shorter hemlines, like miniskirts, above-the-knee dresses, rompers, etc. You can choose sling-backs and pumps that enhance your legs and feet.
They’re a classic that matches almost any outfit and can be worn in any season. They are perfect to tone down a busy or colourful outfit. Try pairing them with lighter colours especially pastel tones and flowy outfits.
They go great with cropped jeans, you look taller and slimmer when you pair them. For a classic style, wear them with a monochrome outfit. It is not only sophisticated, but it is also slimming and it creates a fresh look altogether.
The BLACK STATEMENT PLATFORM PUMPS are a must-have shoe for every woman. It goes well with almost everything.
Pair STILETTO HEELS with clothing that already helps elongate your legs, such as pencil or circle skirts, mini skirts and slim pants. The stiletto creates the illusion of further length, making your legs look even more slender and attractive. Closed-toe and peep-toe styles are both very create an elegant look. Try the red ones for a more dramatic look.
Closed-toe, mid/low-heeled black PUMPS work best for office and formal events. Below are the many models to choose from:
KITTEN HEELS & LOW HEELS
Close-toe kitten heels or low BLOCK HEELS look appropriate for the office while still looking feminine enough for a night out, especially the open-toe sandals go well with flared pants and flowy A line or maxi dresses. The more comfortable than other heels and more elegant than the wedges.
The downside of the heels is that your feet might get sore after wearing time for a long time, therefore thicker heels are easier to walk in and wear for longer as they distribute the weight evenly.
Block Heel Loafers
Block Heel Dress Shoes
STRAPPY high-heeled shoes and sandals are the best options for little black dresses or similar evening wear. Higher heeled sandals make your legs look especially long, thanks to both the heel height and the extra skin showing on the top of your foot.
ANKLE STRAP heels, the sexiest shoes alive. Wear them with short flared/pleated skirts with crop tops, high waist pencil skirts with flowy blouses, body-con or midi flowy dresses, mini skirts, denim shorts or ripped jeans with tank tops.
Lacey tops, lacey shift dresses or silky flowy gowns create a girly vintage look and can be combined with closed-toe ankle strap wedge sandals or super sexy pointed-toe ankle strap stiletto heels. Opt for your loose cotton shirt in pastel colours, with your favourite jeans and block heels ankle strap sandals for a smart casual look.
MARY JANE style shoes are iconic. They found their start with school children but have been reinvented by designers. There are many types of Mary Jane-inspired flats, wedges, and heels and they are versatile and stylish enough to fit any occasion.
They can go great with jeans or trousers, but the pants must allow the shoe to stand out, the pants can’t be too long or flared. Pair your Mary Janes with a flirty skirt that hits above the knee or consider matching them with a longer pencil skirt for a feminine outfit.
They also work well with your corporate outfits whether you’re going for a three-piece suit, corporate dress, or a pencil skirt and blazer combination, choose more streamlined styles.
PEEP TOE & OPEN TOE
The combination of heels and jeans is smart, stylish and chic. PEEP TOE/OPEN TOE heels are always awesome and would look great with skinny jeans. Jeans and heels are a combination that you can try at the office for smart-casual days. Wear a formal top and a couple of accessories to complete the look for the office.
You can pair them up with heels in bold colours and you are ready for the party. For a casual look, pair up blocked heels, and mules with cropped jeans, leather jackets and pants.
WEDGES are very versatile and with sturdy outsoles and reliable support, they’re the most comfortable types of heels. They add a little height but nothing too dramatic, chunky ones make your ankles and calves look smaller. You might want to consider nude wedges, which will make your legs look longer.
They are not as elegant as stilettos, they are on the casual side, but you can still pair them with sophisticated dresses.They are a good option for outdoor use, they don't sink into the ground like stilettos, easy to walk on uneven terrain.
Neutral colours, like nude, tan, brown, or black, peep toe, closed pump, booties and espadrilles look good with casual outfits.
Pair them with jeans, especially with skinny ones, leggings and capris. If you’re wearing bootleg or flared jeans make sure that the hem covers most of the wedge as this will create the most streamlined silhouette.
A pair of colourful strappy wedges can perfectly complement summer dresses, mini or flowy A-line skirts or maxi skirts, ripped jeans, and denim shorts. Pair them with sling-back or closed-heel wedges with ankle straps. To complete the ensemble, throw on a denim jacket and wear a straw hat or rattan bag to tie in the natural fibres of the wedges.
You can go for closed-toe, mid-heel, almond-toe pump wedges for office attire. Opt for pencil skirts, high-waisted trousers or cigarette pants with a flattering blouse and closed-toe wedges.
SLING BACKs are for almost every occasion. The heel can be round, square, or pointed. Neither too high nor too low, it offers a straight posture and is comfortable to walk in. Opt to pair with your leather trousers or your pleated maxi skirt to balance polished elegance with just a bit of an edge.
Wear your open-toe sling-back pumps with shift dresses to add enough glamour to carry you through to the evening. Closed-toe slingbacks are perfect for running around the office, open toe sling-back sandals go with flowy summer dresses and skirts.
MULES & CLOGS
MULES are very popular due to their comfortable quality and a backless slip-on style. You can wear them anywhere and still look stylish. Low-heel mules are perfect for a casual outfit. Complete them with slacks, a stylish blouse, and a blazer. You can add extra height with your block heel mules when you’re going out to dinner, on a date, or to a special event.
Wedge mules are great for when you’re aiming for informal dress attire and social nights. Mule sneakers are very comfortable, super easy to slip on and are perfect for running errands, taking a walk, or just wanting your feet to be comfortable.
Mid- or full-length flowy skirts, A-line or shift dresses and jumpsuits look best with any type of mules whether with heels or flats. Mules tend to cover up most of your feet, so balance this out by showing a bit of leg, therefore pair them with cropped or loose-fitting pants and jeans. Avoid tight-fitting outfits like skinny jeans, tights, bodycon dresses, pencil skirts etc. when you choose chunky heel closed-toe mules, you can pair them with open toe, high heel slipper type mules.
There are so many different styles of HEELED SANDALS on the market, some have a wedge heel and ankle strap, and others have a platform, block heel or pin heel. They are versatile and can add a new dimension to an outfit and can be worn with pretty much anything, from trousers to skirts to shorts.