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. If your feet are very small, opt for a pointed toe or a shoe with vertical seaming to make them look longer.
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.
Use the power of NUDE COLOUR SHOES which allow the shoe to serve as an extension of your leg. Nude colored heels are meant to blend in with your skin tone, therefore Its 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 match almost any outfit and can be worn in any season. They are perfect to tone down a really busy or colorful outfits. 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 leg, 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. Try the red ones for more dramatic look.
Closed-toe, mid/low-heeled black stilettos work best for office and formal events.
STRAPPY, high-heeled shoes and sandals are 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 close toe ankle strap wedge sandals or super sexy pointed-toe ankle strap stiletto heels. Opt for your loose cotton shirt in pastel colors, with your favorite jeans and block heels ankle strap sandals for 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, heels and they are versatile, stylish enough to fit with any occasion.
They can go great with jeans or trousers, but it is important that the pants 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 styles that are more streamlined.
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 is 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 colors and you are ready for the party. For casual look, pair up blocked heels, mules with cropped jeans, leather jackets and pants.
WEDGES are very versatile and with sturdy out soles 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.
Neutral color, 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 fibers 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.
They are good option for outdoor use, they don't sink into the ground like stilettos, easy to walk on uneven terrain. In winter, try wearing your wedges in boot form. A knee high boot with a wedge heel can give your outfit the extra edge. Wear them over tights and with a shift dress and layered knits for a cool off-duty look.
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. They more comfortable than other heels and more elegant than the wedges.
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.
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 evening. Closed toe sling backs are perfect for running around the office, open toe sling back sandals go with flowy summer dresses and skirts.
MULES are very popular due to their comfortable quality and 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 want your feet to be comfortable.
Mid- or full-length flowy skirts, A line or shift dresses and jump suits look best with any type of mules weather with heel or flat. 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.
TYPES OF HEELS
Has a strap that completely encircles the ankle. They shorten your legs, so be careful with this look when your legs are short. You can pair them with formal and smart casual outfits, flowy, circle skirts and dresses.
Thick and chunky heel with a rectangular or round shape. They have different heel lengths,, open or close toes, small blocks to more chunkier ones. they take a little pressure off the front of your foot, which results in a more comfortable stand and add retro touch to your outfits.
Thick wooden soled shoes with an open heel that cover the instep and toes. Can be worn with light weight wide leg pants and jeans, tunics, shorts, mini skirts and long flowy dresses.
Thick, triangular heel shaped as an inverted cone like an ice cream cone which starts wide at the sole and tapers narrower. You can pair with formal and semi formal outfits.
The vamp and the sides of the shoe are cut away, revealing the arch of the foot. They create elegant and luxurious look, you can pair with formal and semi formal outfits such as any length dresses, skirts; straight and flared pants and jeans.
Has a flared shape, a slimmer base that gradually widens towards the bottom. They are type of column heels and very comfortable as well. Can be worn with formal and semi formal outfits.
Short, slender heel, usually from 1.5 to 3.5 inches high with a slight curve. Can be worn with formal outfits.
Cinderella's crystal shoe shape, medium height heel that rear part is concave while the front part moves from the hell to the ball of the foot. Can be worn with vintage and formal outfits.
Rounded toe, closed, low cut shoes with one or more straps across the instep. You can pair with feminine, flowy skirts and dresses with circled hemlines, printed dresses.
Pointed toe, backless shoes that covers the instep and have no straps. They have different heel heights from flat to high. Can be worn with casual and dressy outfits, any length skirts and dresses with high heel ones; jeans, shorts with low heel types.
High heel version of flat espadrilles made form canvas featuring a plaited flexible sole made of jute or rope. You can pair with casual outfits such as cropped pants, shorts, flowy skirts, mini skirts, light weighted summer dresses.
The tip is cut away to leave all the toes exposed, available in a range of styles such as flats, high heels and ankle boots. Can be worn with semi formal, smart casual or casual outfits, mostly skirts and dresses.
The tip is cut away to leave the large toe partially exposed, available in a range of styles such as flats, high heels and ankle boots. Can be worn with semi formal, smart casual or casual outfits, mostly skirts and dresses.
Defines any elegant shoe with heel. Timeless set of black or nude pumps will quickly become your go-to all-rounder, can be effortlessly combined with a pair of jeans or a cocktail dress for social engagements.
Curved and somewhat resemble a horn, they have edgy appearance. Can be worn with formal outfits, any length skirts and dresses.
Pump with thick soles at least 4 inches in length, the heels are raised higher than the sole, they come in different toe styles. Can be worn with formal and dressy outfits such as pencil skirts, leggings, stylish dresses.
Occupies the entire space under the arch and heel portions of the foot and raises the shoe. They are easier to walk in and comfier to wear and extremely versatile, can be worn with casual and semi formal outfits.
Low cut, pointed toe heels without any fastening. You can pair them with business outfits such as pencil skirts, trousers and formal dresses.
Backless and with a strap that crosses behind the heel or ankle. They come in variety of heel styles from stiletto to wedge, flat to high heel as well as open to close toe styles. You can pair with formal and smart casual outfits, any length skirts and dresses.
With a heel wide at the base, narrower at the middle and widens slightly at the end resembles hourglass shape resembles the spool of an old spinning machine. Can be worn with formal and semi formal outfits such as knee length skirts, dresses and trousers.
Tall, slim heel starts near the insertion of the sole of foot and downs right with minimum height of 2 inches. They are extremely versatile, feminine and can be worn with formal and casual outfits..
Its very feminine,tall an thin and slims the figure by adding visual length to your legs. Can be worn for formal outfits and dressy occasions.
Shoes which have a strap running vertically up the foot towards the ankle. They create elegant and very feminine look. You can pair with formal and dressy outfits, such as any lenght skirts and dresses.
Heeled sandals can range from kitten to stiletto and have a any form of styles like platform, wedge or ankle straps. You can pair with both formal and casual outfits, mostly skirts and dresses.
Created by Alexander McQeen and has a shape of lobster claw, usually carved from wood, they are not popular for commercial use.
Very high heels can reach heights of up to eight inches or more, usually equipped with a platform in the front in order not to overstretch the foot and make the walking experience more comfortable. Can be worn for night outs and dressy occasions.