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It’s pretty fair to say that no outfit is perfect unless you get the shoes right. Whether you’re going to work, have a date or you’re just spending the day shopping, you need to match your shoes to your outfit and this will always include choosing the right heel height. How do you match your heel to your outfit? Take a look at these tips.
How to know which height is best
You will naturally feel more comfortable with a certain heel height, depending on whether you have a high or a low arch and it’s best to go with this height wherever possible. However, some outfits demand a different heel height. If you are wearing pants then your main consideration is making sure your heels are high enough to keep the pant legs off the floor. Other than that you can go as high or low as you like. However, when wearing a short skirt or shorts it is better to choose a lower heel. Strappy sandals go with just about everything, pair platforms or mules with trousers or throw on a pair of wedges with your dress for an effortless summer look.
What to do when you can’t try them on
Choosing the right pair is much more difficult when you buy shoes online, retailers like Tesco have hundreds of options and you can’t try them on with your outfit first. Take into consideration the length of your skirt/dress/trousers and the style of your outfit. If you get really stuck with choosing the right height then the classic 3-inch heel is the best way to go.
Don’t just focus on height
The height of your heels will be a vital part of your decision but don’t forget that that’s not all you need to consider. The color of your shoes needs to match or compliment your outfit, and the style of heel will also be important. If you want to wear block heels then you need to choose a more casual look, such as jeans or a dress with a jacket on top.
Opting for no heel
Many people find flat shoes more comfortable than heels, but these should only really be worn with certain outfits. Footwear such as ballet flats or sandals will generally suit a short or possibly a knee length skirt, but not usually a longer length skirt as it can make the wearer appear shorter than they are. Anyone who is looking for a more casual look can also pair flat shoes with knee-length shorts or three-quarter length pants.
Buying the right heels for your outfit can be a daunting task but the most important consideration should be your comfort. If you aren’t comfortable in the heels you are wearing, the rest of your outfit won’t matter.
Do you change the height of your heels to match your outfit or do you tend to wear just one height or style?
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