Shoe trends for 2016
Kick off your heels
Walking Shoes have gone from bland to glam. Spice up your casual shoe wardrobe with a metallic, printed or coloured sneaker. Alternatively opt for a classic white lace up. Ballet flats are also a great option when comfort is needed. This season's styles have a masculine twist. Look for loafers with tassels and lace up brogues.
These boots are made for walking
Ankle boots are a must this season. Combat style boots are popular with those headed to festivals. The addition of tassels and suede add a 70s vibe. Peep toe booties are also a great option in warmer locations.
Head over heels
Lace up heels are a wardrobe essential in 2016. Timeless stilettos are perfect for a night out and block heels offer more stability if you plan to be on your feet for a long time. Contrary to popular belief not everyone needs a pair of black heels. Nude is the essential colour as it goes with almost anything. For example if you’re wearing a vibrant floral dress a nude coloured heel will enhance your legs and make them look longer.
The ups and downs of hemlines
From flats to heels the most common mistake is wearing the wrong length skirt. When choosing shoes to go with an outfit remember this rule; the shorter the dress, the lower the heel. So if you enjoy digging your heels in, do so in a skirt or dress that is no shorter than an inch or two above your knee. To save you from looking dowdy and matronly the vice versa rule applies; the longer the skirt the higher the heel. If you are unsure note that knee-length suits everyone!
Note for my fellow shorty’s
Heels are your best friend but heels that have a wide/high vamp (this is the section that covers the top of the foot) or a thick ankle strap can cut the visual length of your legs. These types of shoes will look better under long pants and skirts.
If the shoe fits buy it
With so many gorgeous shoes out there, there is no need to waste your money on items that are uncomfortable and give you unbearable blisters. You know your feet better than anyone so make sure it feels just right. If clothes make the man, shoes make the women. Fabulous shoes can take you fabulous places, so choose wisely!
Bending the rules
Many of these general rules can be broken depending on other individual factors such as your height. For example, if you are taller you can definitely get away with ballet flats and a mid-calf length. Whereas is you are short you will be able to wear higher heel with a shorter skirt.
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