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SHOE STYLING FAUX-PAS

Have you ever spotted anyone wearing a really great pair of shoes but wished they had styled it better? The best shoe can lose its impact with styling missteps. I thought it would be fun to list out some of Don’ts when it comes to shoe styling. The cardinal sins or the faux pas

Here are my top ones:

  1. Wearing pattern heels with prints. It’s best to avoid this ‘too busy’ look. Pattern heels work best with solid colors or the classic white shirt- blue jeans combo
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  3. Wearing walking shoes with ankle socks
  4. Wearing stockings with peep toe heels (unless you have really great toes!)
  5. Wearing really extreme footwear/ super tall heels on weekdays. Do save these statement heels for weekends when you want to make a style statement.
  6. Wearing socks with evening wear
  7. Thigh high boots in our weather? Very wannabe.
  8. Letting your jeans fall over a cute pair of flats. Cuff the jeans.
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  10. If you cannot walk in them. Do not buy them
  11. Busy prints work best with solid color shoes. Balance is everything.
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  13. Wearing an over the top dress? Keep shoes toned down. With a low key look, wear a stand out shoe to add excitement
  14. Wearing stilettoes to garden parties.
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  16. Stiletto is sexy, kitten heel is cute. Know what look you are aiming for.
  17. At the risk of sounding like Mummy () when wearing a really high hemline, go for a lower heel or flats to avoid showing too much leg.
  18. Watch hemlines while wearing flats. Trouser leg should end above or at the ankle. Dresses/ skirts should end above or at the knee
  19. A heavily layered look needs a thick heeled shoe and could be off balanced by a dainty shoe. Similarly when wearing a flimsy summer dress a thin strapped sandal would work better.
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  21. Men must match the shoe to the belt. Like-wise the shoe- handbag combo works really well for women.

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