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HOW TO: MATCH THE SHOES IN YOUR CLOSET



Feb

09

Similar to dog being a man’s best friend, they say diamonds are a woman’s best friend. Actually, shoes are!  Although not all women are sure which shoe goes with which outfit? Don't worry, we got you covered. Here are some note on different types of shoes as well as how to match or pair them.  


Types of Shoes

  1. Peep Toes

    The easiest way to do this is to remember that peep toes go well with bare legs. So, any dress that is either short or knee-length will be a good match. If you’re not comfortable in stilettos, go with wedges; they can be worn with casual wear too. Try the flat peep toes look for opaque leggings or jeggings with tops that come till the hip.

    2. Pumps

    Pumps just translate to urban and chic, meaning any outfit with a chic appeal will invariably be a good match. Styles like pantsuits, pencil skirts, cigarette pants and long formal dresses, etc. You get the idea, don’t you? Having said that, short dresses with or without sheer stocking look equally great with these.


    3. Stilettos

    How different are pumps from stilettos, you ask? Stiletto heels, named after stiletto dagger, are long and very thin. These go with pretty much everything - be it formal, casual or party wear.

    4. Small Heels


    If you’re one of those who has a love-hate relationship with heels, small heels are your best bet. It is closest to giving you the satisfaction of wearing heels. Meet in the middle between high heels and comfort, you get shoes with a tad bit heel. If you’re looking for something that complements your office wear, this is again your savior. It gives you a nice elevated look and spruces up your outfit.

    5. Boots


    What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of boots? Winter? Now, that is stereotyping it! Because boots are more than (just) winter wonders. Yes, they add to the charm during the fall season, but they can do more than that. Sport the ankle and knee length boots with a leather jacket and jeans, short dresses or long dresses, cape and skinny jeans, etc. Your choices are limitless. You could probably try anything without overdoing it.

    6. Gladiators


    From being a complicated piece of fashion accessory to a must-have in every fashionista’s shoe closet, these have come a long way. A pair of nude ankle-length sandals is your safest bet; it matches most dresses. When I say most dresses - it means something that ends near the calves preferably. The knee-length gladiators with tiable strings go perfectly with boho-inspired dresses and shorts, and also with maxi dresses. If you have chunky legs, better to go with thicker straps or strings.

    7. Ballerinas

    Ballerinas and loafers are blessings in disguise and need no introduction. They go with any dress whatsoever and never fail you. You can either go with contrast or matching colors. Oh! One shade darker goes with everything.

    8. Slip-On Shoes

    Slip-ons were mommy pants of shoes. Shoes that were once considered boring, dated and everything not cool. But! It didn’t take too long to prove us all wrong. Even crocs were considered that when they made their debut. Cut to now, these are considered stylish, comfortable and urbane. Just as the name goes slip them on, and you’re set. Slip-ons and long/short summer dresses are a thing now, amongst many others.

    9. Running Shoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Trainers or running shoes have been most sought-after for their comfort. They make for great airport looks, hike with friends, running or just about anything. Don’t shy away from trying the vibrant ones or bold colors, they are the next big thing according to fashion bloggers.

“A shoe has much more to offer..than just to walk.” – Christian Louboutin