Have you ever thought about the fact that a pair of shoes can bring you much more than just protecting your feet and being able to walk? Be elegant and stylish with your shoes? That is quite possible. It is even essential. Shoes actually make us elegant, feminine and stylish when they are well chosen and worn. They offer us a touch of originality in addition; they improve our look and often give us self-confidence. To do this, it is essential to make the right choices. In this sense, the shoe is an essential part of feminine beauty that can make you beautiful and sexy. You will find out why.
How to choose the right shoes in 5 steps
Here are my 5 tips to always look elegant and stylish with your shoes:
- Think of your shoes as a unique and quality accessory
- Choose your shoes carefully when trying them on
- Always choose quality and not quantity
- Choose your shoes according to your morphology
- Learn to walk well in heels
Think of your shoes as a unique and quality accessory
When you think more deeply than usual about your shoe collection, I find qualities to give to this accessory that are obvious.
A shoe dresses your foot, which itself anchors you in the ground, and thus in your life. If you choose a nice pair of shoes in the morning, you will be in a good mood and feel good. Take the test: put on your favourite pair of pumps, look at your feet and smile. This will put you in a good mood for the whole day, much more than if you stayed in your slippers.
A shoe grows you, in every sense of the word. High perched, you feel ready to crunch life to your teeth and lift mountains. Heels lengthen your figure and give you confidence in all situations.
The shoes also bring a personal touch to your outfit. Whether your pair is sober or more daring, it reflects your personality and says a lot about who you are. Personally I often look at the feet of the people I meet and I always find it interesting to apprehend them through their shoes.
Choose the right shoes when trying on
You may not think about it automatically, but the fitting of a pair of shoes is essential to make sure you wear them properly and are happy with the model you have fallen for.
I give you some tips here to buy your shoes properly and to avoid compulsive purchases that you may regret:
Make a shopping list to limit yourself to what you need. This will prevent you from ending up with several similar pairs that you will not really use in the end. This should not prevent you from falling in love from time to time with a random coup de Coeur from a shop window, but try to rationalize your purchases to better enjoy each of your pairs of shoes.
Think before you act and ask yourself the right questions: do you really enjoy this eye-catching pair? Is the ‘wow’ effect real? If not, go on your way, you will surely find a better way.
Make sure you choose the right size. Even if you think you know her, it’s better to make sure you know her when you try her on. Take a few steps, take your time. Do you feel comfortable and at ease? Is your foot sufficiently supported without being too compressed? Do a little test: bend your knees, squat down on the soles of your feet. If your toes come up against the toe of the shoe, it’s because it’s too small.
Look into your schedule to choose the height of the heel. During the day when you go to work, opt for a 3 to 5 cm heel that will keep you comfortable, especially if you have to stand or walk. For a heel of 7 cm or more, plan to wear your pair of shoes for an evening outing in a restaurant, a date or a date. As for heels of 10 cm and over, I know that some of you are able to wear them on a daily basis, I admire you and I say bravo!
Think about the clothes you can match your shoes with right from the start. Choose a model or colour that you don’t yet have to vary. Think about what you need to match some of the outfits in your wardrobe and feel free to be a little bold from time to time. A bright red or lemon yellow sling-back can do wonders for your outfit if you combine it with good basics and sober pieces (raw jeans, white t-shirt, camel trench coat, cashmere cream sweater, navy blue blazer, etc.). To keep the class going, it’s often a question of dosage.
Finally, always try both feet since we often have one foot stronger than the other. Also, try resting feet instead so you don’t buy a shoe that is too big if your feet are swollen after a day of walking. In other words, when you go shopping, start with the shoes!
Always give priority to quality over quantity
Take the time to touch the pair of shoes you are looking for to get an idea of the quality of the material. You can especially check the small quality label that will tell you what materials the shoe is made of. You must even know how to decode it. We often tend to tear it off as soon as we get home without even looking at it.
But, even if it does not have a very aesthetic appearance, it is valuable to know the materials used to make the shoe. It is located either inside on the side of the lining or outside at the level of the sole.
There are 3 parts in the form of small pictograms:
- The rod (the outer part)
- The inside or lining
- The sole.
For each part, the nature of the dominant material (at least 80% of your shoe) is indicated.
There are 4 categories of materials:
- Leather (leather or leather crust)
- Coated leather (leather + varnish)
- Textiles (cotton, silk, nylon,…)
- Other’ (all other materials)