Not all women like wearing heels — we know that. However, some outfits such as gowns and business attires can only look complete and appropriate with heels. If you’re like me, you have a couple of pairs stocked up just because you have to. If not, then maybe you’re one of them! (image source)
I kind of envy women who collect and wear all sorts of heels. I mean, I can barely last a day with just 5-inch block heels! If you’re not a collector though, how can you make sure that your rare purchase will be worth it?
Regardless of the reason you’re here, read on to learn what types and designs of heels are best worn with different outfits.
What heel types and outfits go together?
As its name suggests, peep toes are designed to show a sneak peek of your feet. Such heels go well with bare legs so any short or knee-length dress should be a good match. Look into wedged types if you don’t love walking on stilettos. Peep toes can also be worn with casual attire such as jeans or leggings.
Pumps give that chic appeal to your outfit, and it doesn’t always have to be a dress. Pantsuits, pencil skirts, cigarette pants, long formal dresses — you have a wide variety to choose from. You can even look hot in the winter by wearing these with a trench coat or long fur jacket and skinny jeans.
Pumps are closed high heels while stilettos are those that are open. Like the pumps, these also go with pretty much anything — formal, casual, or even party attire.
You don’t have to wear killer sandals all the time. Make low heels your best friend and look chic without sacrificing comfort. These heels are perfect for office wear and business meetings.
Last but not least, we have the boots. Boots are no longer just for winter; they can do more than that. Rock the ankle and knee-length boots with a leather jacket and jeans, short dresses or long dresses, cape and skinny jeans, etc.
How do I match designs with the outfit?
Invest in plain colors, especially blacks and nudes. Black heels go with practically everything so make sure to stock up on them first. Boots, stilettos, pumps, or wedges — black is a good choice especially if you still have a small collection. Nudes are also a good wardrobe staple. Did you know that nude heels give your feet an elongated look? They also pair with everything but they look best with heavily embellished or swanky outfits in order to have a balanced look.
For a stunning look, match the color with your dress. Complementing colors are cool when you do it right! You don’t want to do this with black outfits, though. That’s usually the time where you have the freedom to wear heels with eye-catching colors or crazy prints.
Try color blocking if you love to wear accessories. It’s not impossible to wear clashing colors in your heels and dress if you’re wearing accessories. The idea is to choose an outfit and go with the same contrasting color for all the other accessories including your footwear. Let your style reflect your creativity and wear it with attitude!
Don’t pass on crazy prints just yet. A style statement with animal or unique prints can instantly take your look to the next level! Wear them with simple outfits such as a black T-shirt paired with skinny jeans. Be careful not to overdo it by choosing only muted and subdued designs for the rest of your get-up.