Dallas Fashion Consultant, Julie Bartlett, asks what do your shoes say about you?
Dressing well begins with the shoes, and wearing a different pair of shoes each day will lengthen the life of the shoe as you allow it to ‘breath’ while it rests. You also give your feet a break by having an assortment of heels to wear during the week, perhaps even during the day depending on your foot activity.
Each season you will find a variety of trendy shapes and colors which can add a sense of fun to your shoe collection. While a closed-toe shoe is the foremost professional choice, during summer temps a peep-toe will also do the job. Just make sure there is no toe cleavage to distract our eyes from how beautifully the shoe adorns your foot!
- The perfect shoe? The T-strap. The vertical line will narrow even the widest foot.
- The perfect color? It should match or be a shade darker than your hemline if you are wanting to create height. This year there is a great selection of nude shoes that will coordinate with almost any outfit. While it will not create the appearance of height, it will allow for more attention to your outfit.
- The perfect shape? All your shoes should be polished and in mint condition. No gouges, rips, or broken heels. Your shoe is your portable financial statement. It tells us if you like yourself, if you are attentive to details, and where you are headed in life. The condition and style of your shoes can help you attract an ideal business client or make you appear out of touch with the current marketplace.
- The perfect heel? Your heel height should be proportionate to your skirt length. A good rule of thumb: the shorter the skirt, the lower the heel. If you’re wearing slacks, make sure the hemline rests on the top of your foot. Ankle length slacks tend to be casual so your shoe can be a low heel, unless you are attending an evening event in which case you could wear a higher heel, depending on the fabric of the slack.
Your party shoe collection need not match your hemline – and definitely not your shirt. Rather, they should coordinate with or compliment the rest of the outfit. Think metallic to work with prints, patterns or a printed fabric for a solid color ensemble, and patents will add a little ‘tude to any color scheme.
So, what do your shoes say about you? Not sure? Email me a photo of you wearing your shoes (ankle and shoe photo only) and I’ll tell you what your shoes are telling others about you!
As your Dallas Fashion Consultant and Personal Shopper, it is my mission to help my clients always look fabulous, without being a slave to the whimsical ways of fashion trends. I am passionately committed to making sure my clients always look their very best in order to help them achieve their personal and business goals. If you have any questions or are interested in a personal consultation, please give me a call at 214-223-2200.