How to wear four of the heels inspired by “20 Easy Outfits That Will Make You Look Instantly Put Together” by Sarah Stiefvater for PURE POW
Sarah says “looking chic and polished at all times doesn’t have to take a ton of effort.”Inspirational words for your wardrobe building. Outfits all need shoes, and the right shoes can make or break an outfit. The correct fit, comfort and wear ability of your shoes will make the outfit and very importantly not break your feet! After all you will be out doing things in your outfit.
I have chosen four shoe styles highlighted by Sarah. The shoes are coordinated with easy outfits. The first shoes I chose are the bright yellow mules with a belted blue denim midi skirt and flowered off the shoulder blouse accessorized with large silver earrings and a double handle white bag. Sarah says that a short cropped blouse like this one looks best with a high waist skirt. Note about the mules: Mules main problem is falling off the feet. A foam insert that is not slippery and is contoured to the underside of the foot will keep mules on your feet. The foam insert is specially designed to keep the heel in place so it does not slide forward or to the sides preventing the foot from falling off the heel of the shoe.
The next shoes are white mesh block heeled sandals with a boyfriend jeans, white tee, and a long blazer in white and teal pinstripes and a cross body bag. Sarahs’ fashion advice is that loose-fitting pants and jacket should be paired with feminine heels and a tight fitting top. The problem with these block heeled sandals is "toes overhang" out the front if the foot is not held back from sliding forwards inside the sandals. Foam inserts that are not slippery and are contoured to the foot, and fit underneath the foot without crowding are ideal for fixing this issue.
My third shoes and outfit are black kitten heels with a full skirt in white with self tie belt and black off the shoulder top, accessorized with a white leather bag with silver chain. Sarah says, “...an all-black-and-white outfit is another easy color trick for looking elegant.” Kitten heels are low, about 2" in height making them easier to wear without pain on the ball of the foot, however if they are sling backs like these a foam forefoot insert that is ergonomically designed will keep the foot in place and cushion the ball of the foot against the hard ground. The insert goes only under the middle three toes saving space inside the cramped toe box of these pointed toe kitten heels plus allowing for normal toe functions of propulsion and balance.
My last shoes are classic black high heeled pumps. (A staple in every woman's wardrobe!) The outfit is medium blue jeans , white T shirt and an embroidered look embellished ankle length tan trench coat. Sarah says this basic outfit of black pumps, jeans and a white tee would work with pretty much any light jacket. Stilettos like these pumps with thin soles and 4" heels can be murder on your feet if you walk any distance in them - especially outside on concrete. To keep your feet as comfortable as possible make sure the shoes have a lot of wiggle room for your toes and then preserve that wiggle room by stopping your foot from sliding forward into the front of the shoe. Prevent your toes from getting crushed by outfitting your stilettos with tiny contoured foam cushions that stop your foot from sliding forward, that cushion the ball of the foot with PORON foam that never flattens ( very necessary in 4" heels), and don't crowd your foot because the inserts make optimal use of the tiny amount of space inside high heels.
All of these shoes are lovely and add to you looking instantly put together in the outfits chosen by Sarah.However even lovely outfits are ruined if you are limping and grimacing in pain because your feet hurt. Take care of your feet by by buying properly fitting shoes (or even shoes that are slightly too big) and then customize your shoes to fit with Killer Heels Comfort innovative high heel shoe inserts (invented by a woman and patented in 2015 & 2017 ).
The fit of high heels is a dilemma. Buy them with a snug fit so they stay on your feet – and suffer the consequences when you stay late to a party and your feet are so painful you can’t even walk, let alone dance!
Or buy them with a loose fit so you can easily wiggle your toes - and suffer the consequences when you wear them to a morning wedding – and just as you are leaving the church you lose a shoe on the stairs nearly twisting your ankle!
Corporette is one of the best fashion, lifestyle and career advice columns. It is hosted by a woman with a wonderful eye for fashion who used to be a lawyer in New York. The fashions, including the shoes, reviewed on Corporette are very well researched and analyzed by the brightest women anywhere, who also need to go to work looking great. A wonderfully useful column on "Corporette is their Guide to Comfortable Heels" It was initially drafted in 2011, although many of the shoes mentioned are from well established excellent shoe manufacturers , there are some notable shoe brands such as Aquazurra who make stunningly fashionable (and comfortable) shoes that are not on the list. Also Killer Heels Comfort shoe inserts for high heels were patented after the Corporette.com "Guide to Comfortable Heels" was printed. These inserts are much better than the ones mentioned in the guide, which are variations of inserts for high heels that have been around for 20 years or more and continue to have problems in function and fit.