Give a girl the right pair of shoes and she can conquer the world. But how do you know what’s the RIGHT pair? Stick to a few simple rules for fashionable footwear and you’ll be a step ahead in no time!
Rule 1: Dare to be Different
Everyone knows there are classic styles, the black strappy heel and the over-the-knee winter boot to name a couple. But why look like everyone else when you can be the brightest and best version of you? Whether it’s the ruby red heels you’ve always wanted or an enviously embellished pair of sneakers, pick a stand out style and dazzle from head to heel!
Rule 2: Know When to Tone It Down
Remember: shoes are not an outfit, they’re an accessory. So when you go to put on your statement shoes with a heavily embellished jacket and patterned pants, think “what would Carrie do”? (Probably not that). There’s usually only room for one party piece in any outfit so get your stylist head on and keep your #OOTD on point!
Rule 3: Say No to Stilettos
Okay, so this isn’t a hard and fast rule, but if there is even a glimmer of doubt in your mind, put a 10-meter barge pole between you and that pair of stilettos. “Should I wear them to the party I’m already nervous about attending?” No. “Should I wear them for 5 hours of dancing in a club?” Absolutely not. “Can I wear them to a wedding in a field?” Are you crazy? You get the idea.
Rule 4: Flats Are Your Friends
Sometimes it just comes down to common sense. You’re not going to wear your sneakers to a Christmas party and you’re not going to wear your favorite Christian Louboutin shoes on a dog walk. But what about when its an in between? You don’t know the dress code and it could really go either way? When in doubt, bring out the flats! Not too dressy, not too casj, some would say “just right”.
Rule 5: Don’t Shy Away from Sneakers
If you’re thankful for one thing today, be it that we live in a time where sneakers are no longer confined to your gym kit. Where they can be embraced as a fashion statement and everyday essential. If you’re a girl on the go, treat yourself to some classic styles to take you from work to weekend!
Rule 6: No Pain, So Much Gain
NEVER buy a pair of shoes if you can’t walk in them. It may seem like a great idea at the time when you fall head over heels in love with them. You might even justify it by saying “I only really need to get from the car to the venue”. But you know the saying “accidents happen in the shortest journeys” and honestly, why risk it?
Rules at the ready, it’s time to find your sole mate!