A woman's guide to shoes:
A woman’s guide to shoes:
The high street and the Internet are awash with shoe brands, and an array of styles for every occasion possible. Part of the fast moving fashion industry, new shoe trends are introduced every season to complement the latest looks bought to us by the catwalk. Shoes are big business, and unlike clothes it really doesn’t matter what size your feet are, everyone can buy into the must-have style of the moment. If you find shoe shopping a bit overwhelming, then read our advice below:
Party perfect: Killer heels are the obvious choice for a party. Unfortunately for our poor feet, nothing makes our legs look longer than a pair of high heel shoes!
- Practice makes perfect. Make sure you can walk in them, and if you can’t, walk around the house in them before you venture out.
- If you’re going to be dancing all night, then comfort really does matter. More expensive shoes offer better support, but you can cheat by adding some gel pads into your shoes.
- Buy a neutral colour like black, nude or metallic. Silver sandals will go with anything, but bubblegum pink won’t.
- High heels come in various guises. For the inexperienced try stack heels rather than stilettos. The chunkier your heel the easier it will be to walk.
Work it: Whether you’re on your feet all day or sitting behind a desk, your shoe choice can speak volumes about you.
- Unless you work in fashion, save your animal print boots for the pub! Dress to impress by keeping your shoe choice smart and classic. A black stiletto or court shoe is never going to offend anyone.
- If you’re always on the move, then flat shoes are your best friend. From loafers to brogues and ballet shoes, there are some great choices available. Brogues teamed with a trouser suit create a professional look that means business.
- If you normally wear casual shoes, keep a spare pair of high heels in the office. You never know when you might need them.
Wedding Bells: A wedding is a great excuse to buy a new pair of shoes and can give a favourite dress an instant style update.
- Choose the most comfortable shoes you can find. You’re going to be on your feet all day, let alone when you hit the dance floor!
- Open-toe sandals give your toes room to move. They’re elegant too, so you don’t have to risk your fashion credentials.
- Have a back up pair of ballet shoes within reach. A silver, jewel encrusted pair won’t look out of place and will make your feet much happier than a pair of evening shoes ever can.