As promised, I am following up with a pictorial of outfits with comfortable shoes. For those just tuning in, I have been healing and nursing a neuroma on my left foot which has challenged me to up my style game with different outfits based on the shoes. I love and am use to wearing heels.
Tip 1: When wearing tennies I think it is advantageous to wear a little bit shorter ankle jean, I think it looks better and sporty! I paired my Lucky jeans with a J Crew white tee and Guess Navy vest.
Tip 2: Add structure to your outfit to give it a more polished look. I added a Ann Taylor white jacket. White Jackets are great to throw on a variety of outfits to give it an instant pick me up!
Tip 3: For those wanting to keep their outfit evolving, just omit the vest, and add different jewelry and shoes. Donald Pliner Kitten heel sandals and very comfortable!
Tip 4: Watch your hemlines of skirts and dresses. A little above the knee is more sporty and flattering for casual cotton dresses. If you have great legs go SHORTER!!!! J Crew Cotton Dress
SeaVees Canvas Sneakers
On the other hand if you are wearing the ultimate comfortable shoes and don’t necessarily want them the focal point at all, go for a maxi dress- down to the floor hemline!
Tip 5: Accessorize with Statement Jewelry
J Crew Earrings, Dress purchased at Ross
Tip 6: Vertical Dressing. By dressing monochromatic it gives the illusion of a taller you!
Dresses are great for Vertical dressing and so perfect for summer. This dress is cotton and comfortable. I added a black pair of Donald Pliner Kitten Heel Sandals.
All White!! Tank purchased at the Parker Palm in Palm Springs, White Linen Blend pants at Marshalls
Another example of Vertical Dressing. Head to Toe all one color. I added the cardigan and belt for pulling the outfit together. Black Leggings J Jill, Zara black shell and cardigan.
Tip 7: A little peekaboo blouse showing off a pretty bra is a nice distraction! Also Fancy Shorts can add a Polished look rather than the basic Chino short. Ann Taylor Loft Shorts, Zara White Blouse, Journelle Black Lace Bra, Clarks Black Slides
A plunge deep V vest bringing the eye up with the addition of a pretty hat. Black Vest- Forever 21, Paige Denim Shorts, Hat by Gottex
Anne Klein Cream boat shoes
Tip 8: Know your colors! The more you know which colors look best on you the better you will always look! I paired a Zara Bright orange sweater with J Crew White shorts and Leopard Birkenstocks
Sam Edelman Slides
Tip 9: When wearing ankle straps look for small straps especially if wearing a Midi Dress (below the knee) . The reason is if your straps are bulky and wide they will steal your leg length and look chunky, which means you will look frumpy!! Red Ankle Strap Sandals- DSW, Cutout Dress -Zara
Tip 10: When wearing white shoes make sure they are clean!!! Scuffed, dirty, ripped shoes are going to bring your outfit way done in the polished dept!
The “comfortable shoe” ensembles keep evolving as I do with my comfort level in them. I will continue to share outfits and tips as the outfits come together!!! I know to look great ultimately you need to feel great which means taking good care of yourself and accepting what you have and work with it!!!