Whether you need to choose the right pair of heels for work or for a cocktail party, there is no doubt that finding the right pair of heels can be very difficult. Luckily, there are a number of things that you can do in order to increase your chances of choosing the perfect pair of heels for any situation! Learn more about some of the things that you should be looking for in any pair of heels when you go shoe shopping next!
If the Shoe Doesn't Fit, Don't Wear it Although you may be able to slide by wearing a pair of sneakers that do not fit perfectly without experiencing too much pain, the same is not true for a pair of heels. Even though a pair of shoes may look "pretty" on your feet, the truth in the matter is that if they do not fit right, your feet will never feel comfortable wearing them. If you do not want to experience any type of discomfort from heels, then it is important to remember that you should always choose the size which will fit you best. The slightest bit of doubt, when it comes to a pair of heels fitting the right way, may be more than enough reason to not buy a certain pair of heels.
Don't Go too High With the Heels Needing a pair of heels for a certain occasion does not necessarily mean that you need super high heels. In fact, if you want to choose the most comfortable pair of heels, you will probably want to avoid having too much of a heel at all. The recommended heel size that you will probably want to opt for is anywhere less than two inches. If you feel comfortable wearing heels that are slightly higher than two inches, you might want to only consider them for a time when you will not be wearing heels for a long period of time. The size of heels can have a huge impact on how comfortable you will be in any pair of heels.
Avoid Heels that are Thin in Width While you may like the appearance of really thin heels, the truth in the matter is that they do not provide you very much support and stability. Both of these factors are key ingredients to how comfortable you will be in any pair of heels. If you want to choose the pair of heels that will be the most suitable for you, it is best to choose a pair which have a wider heel. Wedge heels are typically known to be very comfortable, but any pair of heels that are thicker in width should work out just fine. Stilettos should be avoided if you want the most comfortable fit.
Opt for the Right Amount of Arch Support Depending on your feet, chances are that you may already have a preference to how much arch support you like your shoes to have. Keep in mind that arch support may be more necessary when you choose a pair of heels, especially if you plan to be standing around in them for long periods of time. Buying a pair of heels which has a high amount of arch support provided or adding insole cushions may be a good idea if you want the most comfortable heel fit.
Make Sure Your Toes Have Enough Room One of the things that you have probably given the least amount of thought to is how much room your toes have in a pair of heels. If you choose a pair of open-toed heels, then you will probably want to make sure that all of your toes can wiggle freely, without feeling crammed against the wall of the shoe. If you are choosing a pair of closed-toed heels, being able to wiggle your toes around in your shoes is very important.
Know if They are Comfortable for Sure When you try shoes on at the shoe store for just enough time to make sure that they fit, you will not really get a good sense of whether or not they are comfortable. Walking around the shoe store for ten minutes or so will give you a good idea of if a certain pair of heels is worth purchasing at all. Wearing them around the house will help you get a good idea of if you want to wear them to events when you will be standing for a long time or not. Knowing whether or not any pair of heels is comfortable beforehand will help you avoid any shoe-related pain in the future.
Fashion for less. We all have the desire to be fashionable, and in style, however, it does not have to cost a small fortune, look at how...
Fashion is a concept that we are all interested in to some extent. Anyone who watches television, or buys magazines that show people wearing clothing supports fashion. Celebrities are the biggest fashion billboards in media. Commercials and cataloogues no longer depict what is 'in' style, but rather, whatever celebrities are wearing is what we want to be wearing. We have all seen our favorite celebrities dressed in designer clothing and have said one of two things: (a) What ever possessed him/her to wear that? Or (b) Wow, I love that outfit, I wonder where I can get it? The latter of the two is usually followed by "If I could only afford that!" There are many trends that women are looking to follow this season, and it is very possible to spend hundreds of dollars on one outfit, and thousands on a new wardrobe to keep up with these short-lived trends. That outfit that you love, or the the style that you crave can be obtainable for a fraction of the cost.
One of the biggest trends this season is colour. Some of the hottest colours this season are reds and purples. You do not want to go out and spend a fortune on an entire wardrobe full of colours that will be outdated in three months. Instead, buy some key pieces in the season's hottest colours. Buy a shirt in purple or red to wear with a dark pant suit or skirt suit. You could also go for a skirt in one of the hot new colours. Your best bet is to stick with a few key articles though, rather then spending too much on an easily outdated wardrobe.
Leather is another big fashion statement this season, however, the cost of leather, along with the upkeep and wear is not very practical for just one or possible two seasons. If you want something that is leather, invest in a good leather car coat. It is a piece that will never go out of style, unless it is in an outragous colour. The less expensive, and more fun version of leather is pleather, a vinyl and synthetic blend of fabrics. It is a quarter of the cost of leather, it has a great shine to it, and the fabric allows the skin to breathe a little easier than with leather. Most pleather garments are easy to clean, which in the long run, saves you money in the dry cleaning department. Pleather pants are a great fashion staple, without the huge expense of their leather counterparts. These pants can be paired up with virtually anything for a casual look, but look the best matched up with a great tank for an evening look that will wow everyone.
Accessories in animal prints or hides are also hot this season, for both fall and winter. Crocodile and snake prints for shoes and boots are a must this year. Like most of the trends that we are following however, they will not last. Payless Shoe Source is a great place to pick up those fun shoes or boots for a very little amount of money. They have a wide selection of trendy shoes, and an even wider variety of colours and prices. Purses in animal hides such as pony or crocodile are also making a loud statement this season, and can be purchased very inexpensively. For actual jewellry, I tend to recommend that you buy timeless classics that you will not have to replace year after year. A few small pieces that are inexpensive and fun is a lot easier to part with when something else is hip.
If you are interested in buying 'retro' clothing, consignment and thrift stores are the best place to purchase gently worn treasures. You would be surprised what you can find in these stores. Some examples of my newest purchases... a patchwork leather purse that retails for over $100, I picked up for only $7.50. I also got a pair of platform wedge heels that retail for up around $60 for only $3.00. You do have to look closely, but you would be surprised with what you can find. If it is brand names or designer clothing that you are looking for, try outlet stores, or wait until the designer has a sale. Outlet stores generally sell clothing for 40-60% off the normal retail prices, and designer sales tend to happen at the end of the season. If you see in magazines or feel like the item will be a hit again the following season, then purchase it. Some good designer items to get on sale are coats, like a pea coat, this will never go out of style, black dresses, and dress pants in dark colours. All of these items remain timeless classics year, after year.
It is very possible as you can see to buy that favorite celebrities clothing without spending an entire paycheck on one item. Next timt that you see a star wearing something that you want, write down a list or cut out the picture and take it along with you, and copy it, but at a fraction of the cost. Happy shopping, and remember, it doesn't take thousands to look like a million bucks!!!
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