What is the best footwear for every outfit?
- Ballet flats
The most important part of picking out new shoes or sandals in the Philippines is making sure that they go well with most of your wardrobe. Coincidentally, the hardest decision you have to make while planning your outfit is choosing which shoe to wear.
There’s a reason why women take so long to pick out their outfits. They have to pick out the perfect pair to go with their overall look. For those that just slip on the first pair they find and bolt right out the door, this seems a little bit preposterous. But for those who put great detail in their outfits, it’s like digging through a huge pile of keys for the one that’ll unlock the door.
A lot of mind-mapping and brainstorming happens just to arrive at the perfect pair. It can get a little bit tedious and they often spend more time in it than they actually intend. So, in order to make things a little easier for the fashionistas, we’ve listed the common shoe types that women have and the type of outfit that fits them best:
A little fun fact about sneakers: the name came from the fact that they don’t make any sound on hard floor surfaces, which means you can sneak up on someone from behind without them hearing you. Sneakers often refer to shoes designed for sports and physical exercise but also now involves shoes for everyday wear.
Naturally, athletic sneakers go best your go-to gym outfit of yoga pants or gym shorts. Classic slip-on sneakers, on the other hand, goes best with jeans but can be worn with every outfit like dresses, shorts, or skirts.
Sneakers can be your go-to shoe when you’re running out of time or feeling a little lazy. You’re guaranteed to look fabulous while feeling comfortable throughout the day.
Stilettos are the best shoes to wear if you’re going for something a little or a lot sexy since they highlight your legs and make them look amazing. They’re the best shoe choice for pencil skirts, slim pants, elegant dresses, and other outfits that showcase your bare legs.
While you can also wear your stilettos with boyfriend jeans and a crop-top, the one thing you should avoid pairing with your them is miniskirts. Doing this takes you from looking sexy to looking a bit trashy.
Now, not everyone can walk comfortably in stilettos, which is why wedges were created/ For those who desire to add to their height but can stand to walk around in high heeled stilettos, wedges are your best bet. They go just as well with casual shorts and denim as they do with party dresses.
Want something chic and comfortable? Wear a cute pair of ballet flats.
Ballet flats are a classic that never goes out of style. They look casual but add a ladylike touch to every outfit. Like sneakers, they can be worn with almost any outfit like Bermuda shorts, pleated skirts, shift dresses, and cropped pants.
They don’t go too well with long skirts, though, for they make you look too dowdy. You should also avoid wearing them with skinny pants unless you have narrow hips because you will look a tad bit disproportional.
If you’re looking to close a deal and mean business, then definitely go for a good pair of pumps. They’re the best choice for your executive look and will make you look and feel like the true boss that you are. Pencil skirts, cigarette pants, short dresses, and pantsuits go best with this shoe type.
Once you’re done with all your paperwork and heading for a night out, you can also put on a pair of pop-colored pumps. You’re sure to earn a couple of envious glances the moment you walk into the room.
Boots offer the perfect balance between chic and practical. Not only do they help improve your style, they also offer protection from the elements.
Equestrian or horse-riding boots look impeccable over skinny jeans, while normal boots with a heel can turn your basic knee-length skirt to an unmatched fashion statement. You can also tuck them under your bootleg jeans for an unorthodox but still fashionable look or pair your cowboy boots with a cute sundress.
Sandals are the better alternative to flip-flops. They can be worn on the beach and the spa and offer the same level of comfort with a little more style. You can pair them with anything casual and are the usual go-tos during the summer. You can sport a great pair with ankle-length dresses so you can fully enjoy the nice summer breeze.
As much as some people would like to think otherwise, styling an entire outfit is a difficult task. The whole thing – from head to toe – needs to match and often the challenge comes when it gets to footwear. Out of the dozen types available, which one goes best with the overall look you’re going for?
Well, if you just want something casual, then you will never go wrong with a pair of sneakers or ballet flats. You can also go for one of the most popular choices in the Philippines which are sandals. If it’s something chic and fashionable, then a pair of wedges or boots should be perfect. Stilettos are the best if you’re hoping to look elegant and sexy and pumps are the best if you mean business.
These, of course, are just examples and not a definitive guide to wearing these types of shoes. Surely, they can go well with other outfit types, so don’t be afraid to switch things around and experiment with your wardrobe!