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Matching Heels With Outfit: A Quick Guide

Matching Heels With Outfit: A Quick Guide
By Barbara Ross

TP 202009 FASHION 07Behind every amazing, breath-taking fashion look that a woman creates, there is a great pair of shoes!

Who agrees with me?

It鈥檚 the truth. Take any look, in any mood you like, whether it鈥檚 a casual laid-back lounge look or an ultra-glam, formal look with smoky eyes. Now imagine these looks without the shoes.

Down to zero, isn鈥檛 it?

That鈥檚 how powerful shoes are in fashion! Shoes can quite literally make or break any look.

Especially when it comes to heels, you have to play it just right, as each type of heel tells a different story, which makes it super important to pair the right kind of shoes with the right outfits.

Now there are gazillion styles of heels in many varieties and colours, so it is easy to get overwhelmed.

Stress no more. Here is a quick guide to help you match your heels with your outfits.





TP 202009 FASHION 01Let鈥檚 start with the most basic of heels, pumps. They are super sophisticated and chic in appeal. For the same reason, they should be matched with outfits that give off the same vibe. They are fairly formal and more elegant than easy. Hence, they go with styles like pencil skirts, suits, blazers, trousers, long mermaid gowns, form-hugging maxi dresses as well as mini bodycon dresses. In terms of outerwear, trench coats and long shearling coats also work with pumps.


Kitten heels

TP 202009 FASHION 02Kitten heels are meant for those women who hate wearing heels but also love wearing heels, if you know what I mean. They go well with any kind of formal outfit including pant suits, skirt suits, pencil skirts, trousers, blazers etc. They are more versatile than pumps, as they can also be matched with long, flowy skirts, tea length or midi length skirts. Crank it up a notch and pair them with formal shorts too, for an elegant 鈥淚 mean business鈥 look.



TP 202009 FASHION 03There are knee-length and thigh-length boots. Both styles pair well with short skirts. Thigh-high boots are perfect for fitted mini pencil skirts and A-line skirts. Knee-length boots work well with long, flowy skirts.



TP 202009 FASHION 04Booties are basically ankle-length versions of boots, and they are the sexiest accessories to pair with sexy bodycon dresses, cocktail dresses and skirts. They carry a sexy appeal and hence go with any outfit of the same vibe.


Peep-toe heels

TP 202009 FASHION 05Peep-toe heels show off the toenails. They are perfect for any outfit that shows your legs. Short and elegant dresses and skirts with a lot of feminine elements, like mini and midi skirts, are best paired with peep-toe heels.



TP 202009 FASHION 08Stilettoes are basically super-high heels with open toe designs. They may come in strappy styles or in see-through styles and in many colours. Once again, they give off very sexy and feminine vibes. Hence they pair well with any outfit that is feminine and sexy as well, such as gowns, maxi dresses, mini dresses, miniskirts etc..

Now, these styles also go well with pumps, you may think.

But the difference is that pumps are for a more sophisticated look, while stilettoes are meant for a more feminine and elegant look. According to the elements of your outfit, you can decide which of the two to pair. For example, if your maxi dress is backless or has a lot of straps, it would appear more feminine and sexy. Hence you can pair it with stilettoes.

On the other hand, if your maxi dress is not too revealing and is midi-length with formal cuts, then pumps would be the better option.

Stilettoes are also more versatile, as they go with casual outfits too, like jeans.

As you can see, pairing heels with outfits is no rocket science. All you have to do is remember the vibes of each element and heel style. Keep this quick guide handy, and in no time you鈥檒l be a pro in the art of matching outfits with shoes.

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