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Whether you live in a location with chilly winter weather or not, boots could be a real staple in your fall/winter wardrobe. Changing of the seasons can serve as a great excuse for updating your wardrobe with a pair of fashionable or classic women’s boot. The only difficulty is to pick a style to complement your lifestyle, wardrobe and last but not least not to break your budget.
There are so many styles of women’s boots: flat boots, heeled boots, sexy boots, ankle boots, mid-calf boots, stretching boots, knee- high boots, over the knee boots, western boots, riding boots, motorcycle boots, that the topic of picking the best boots to suit your needs can be rather extensive for the sake of simple article. So there are some of the most popular styles of women’s boots, little information on each of them and a sample pick.
Wedding Ugg Boots[/caption]After choosing your wedding gown the next step is to pick a pair of bridal shoes to match it. Most of the bride- to- be opt for something conventional like satin pumps, die- able shoes to match the exact tone of the gown, or bridal sandals. Of course there some brides who dare to go off the beaten path and pick something less usual like flats or flip flops. To some extend the choice of gown and bridal shoes consequently depends on the type of wedding you are going to have. If you are planning a garden or beach wedding less formal wedding dress without train and wedding flip flops can be suitable.
Here are several pairs of wedding shoes that could be too unusual even for unconventional brides-to-be.
Some women avoid wearing ankle strap shoes and sandals because ankle straps are believed not to flatter the foot and ankle area when combined with maxi dresses. Regardless of the fact that maxi dresses usually hide ankle area and take the attention away from the shoes, I would agree that feet can appear ampler if the shoes are bulky and hefty as well. On the other hand the straps boost the beauty and the sexiness of the shoes.
What’s more the straps sit at the most slim part of the foot: the ankle, and if you have ankles to be proud of, always pick an ankle strap style for shoes and sandals.
Nevertheless, ankle straps are not only for fashion, they manage an important function in the modern shoes. Ankle strap keeps the shoes secure on our feet, not allowing them to slide forward when walking.
- Sam Edelman Women’s Sophie Sandal
Chic, trendy yet comfortable mid heel wedge sandal by Sam Edelman Women’s Sophie (Beige Multi/Black) Pair this sandal with your favorite dress, pants, even crops and you will like the way ankle straps look.
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Schutz Irma High Heels
Nine West Nirrel High Heels
- Steve Madden Marlenee
MARLENEE BLACK These are incredibly sexy high heeled sandals. Perfect for going out and special occasions.
Capri pants are certain length crop pants. Their hemline is around the knee and they offer more coverage than shorts but are less versatile than cropped pants or crops and usually do not flatter petite figure. Like any other cropped pant, capri pants make short legs look even shorter thus shoe with heels are required.
On the other hand if you are very slim and tall, capri pants can work magic for you and balance out your silhouette. In this case slightly tapered capri will do the trick, but for most tall and slim women straight wide- leg capri pants will flatter their figure most. Tall women can afford flat shoes: balerinas, skimmers, or flat sandals.
The best shoes to wear with cropped pants
Cropped pants or crops are pants with hem sitting somewhere between the ankle and the widest part of the calf (mid-calf). They are more versatile and figure flattering opposed to capri pants which sit at the knee line.
Cropped pants offer more coverage and are usually associated with spring and fall seasons, with transitional weather temperatures. Therefore picking a shoe to pair crop pants depends on the weather, outfit, and ofcourse color and fabric of the outfit.
1. Pumps. Pumps are a versatile, feminine and chic piece of footwear. They will make the crop pants suitable for semiformal occasions, giving them more polished appearance.
2. Wedge sandals. Wedge sandals are a natural pair for cropped pants. Beware not to pick wedges which are too bulky as they will dominate the ensemble and take the attention away from the cropped pants.
3. Flats. Flats and skimmers like ballerinas could complement crop pants but if you are on the petite side better use some heels with them to add some height to the silhouette.
4. Strappy sandals. Strappy sandals are easy to pair with crop pants as all types of sandals but avoid combining wide strap sandals with crops because they are trending to overwhelm the ensemble and visually hide the lenght of your pants.
5. Tall boots. Tall boots are another natural pair for flair crop pants, especially in chilly weather.
What not to wear with crop pants
1. Flip flops and thongs. Thongs and particularly flip flops are warm weather shoes while crop pants are designed to be worn in colder weater. Therefore thong shoes and crop pants are not easy to be combined especially if they are aimed for different seasons.
2. High heeled shoes. High heeled shoes or stilettos are worn at special occasions and crop pants are a semiformal piece of apparel. Hence crop pants will clush high heels when combined in a single ensemble.
3. Overly chunky heels. Wedge heels or platforms that are overly chunky will disguise the hemline of the crop pants and it will seem unnatural and unflattering. Chunky heels look well with full length pants.
How to wear boat shoes in style
Boat shoes aka deck shoes are a type of casual footwear and they look great with casual clothes like shorts, bermuda, and jeans. As the name suggests, boat shoes were originally designed for use on boat and hence they usually have siping pattern cut into the soles to provide grip on wet surfaces. Although originally boat shoes were used by sailors only, they have become fashionable footwear in recent decades. Boat shoes are always on trend in summer, especially combined with casual pants, shorts and semiformal linen coat or jacket.
Before trying to figure out how to wear boat shoes, often referred as topsiders lets see the styles that don’t mix and mingle with them. Pairing boat shoes with socks is one of the biggest fashion sins one can commit. Boat shoes are to be worn barefoot. Another rule of thumb is to wear boat shoes with cropped or folded pants and jeans. Full- length pants would go below ankles and hide the fashionable shoes.
Classic Top-Cider Authentic Original Boat Shoe is easy to complement with any shorts, denim or khaki, bright color or nautical print, with belt, or beltless.
Classic boat shoes never go out of style, every summer they come back in new vivid colors and color block combinations. Wear them with jeans or khakis, bermudas, 3/4 length shorts, linen pants and sporty coat for best nautical appeal. Who says you should own a boat in order to wear boat shoes!
The easiest way to create a nautical ensemble is to pick a pair of classic brown leather boat shoes, combine them with denim color shorts, linen shirt, a pair of sunglasses, and a matching belt. Another option is to colorblock the shoes with contrasting color bermudas or chinos. Pair a black and white boat shoes with red or other bright color shorts. Blue combinations are the most popular ones because they give nautical appearance. Woven belts, which are not suitable for men’s formal looks, go well with deck shoes.
Another hot look is to combine your topsiders (Sperry Top-Sider boat shoes) with chinos and polo t- shirt. Alternatively pair them with a shirt, denim, fold the cuffs of narrow width pants, put on a linen coat and braided, checkered, or thin belt and you will be ready for a yacht party.
Some of the names that brought the boat shoes to their fashion heights: Ralph Lauren, Paul & Shark, Cole Haan, Sperry Top- Sider, and Martin Dingman
Give your sandals a lift with wedge heel sandals! Wedge heels have always been in fashion, partly because they offer a comfort solution for heels, partly because they look chic and are very versatile.
Jessica Simpson - Catalina (Tan Luca Leather) - Footwear
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Chase Authentics Kevin Harvick Ladies Speed Diva Full Zip Hoodie Ash
Earthies - Corsica (Green) - Footwear
4 inch heel sandal that can be worn all day. Cork wrapped wedge sandal with braided rope detail. A leather upper with an ankle strap with a buckle and hidden stretch material allows for an adjustable fit.
Nine West - Ferdinand (Pink Multi Leather) - Footwear
Fly London Pati Light Grey/Black/Orange Women's
Flip- flops are a kind of thong sandals, i.e. very casual and plain thongs made of rubber or similar waterproof material. While thong sandals can be very dressy: come in variety of styles, materials; have heels, either stiletto, or wedge type, flip- flops are casual and can be worn on limited occasions.
Flip- flops are the most appropriate shoe for beach goers. Just imagine going to the beach in a pair of expensive real leather heeled sandals or wedges. Who would like their favorite shoes wet and ruined? If you are going to an event near the water stick to flat waterproof flip- flops for best results. There are two main reason to pick rubber flip flops for a day at a beach or pool in the summer:
1. Waterpoof rubber flip- flops will not be damaged by the water.
2. For the sake of own security leave the heels at home when you are near wet slippery surfaces.
In addition to vacation wear flip- flops could be worn during everyday activities like going to the grocery, post office or hanging out with friends. Flip- flops are suitable for many casual affairs if paired with jeans, crops, and bermudas.