For the longest time, I was a cloth and bag type of gal. Savvy sis on the other hand has always been a shoe type. In the last few years, I changed my tune as well because the right shoes and bags could be worn everyday which greatly reduced the cost per wear. I won't wear my favorite dress or top everyday, but a favorite pair of shoes or a handbag can be an everyday adornment. Now I tend to invest more in shoes and bags and buy more inexpensive clothing pieces. Besides I really do believe the right shoes and accessories will make the outfit complete and more stylish.
When it comes to shoes, I don’t like medium height heels, meaning 1-2 inch high. Medium heels are more comfortable but don’t make a statement like high heels. I like flats or high heels (3 inch+). Flats allow me to run around freely and painlessly. High heels in my opinion are a necessary evil because those lovelies will add inches to my petite height. I remembered a friend once told me beauty is pain. I don’t agree with the statement but I agree completely if the statement is about high heels. The face is certain outfits just do not look right unless high heels are worn to complete the ensemble. The bad news is I hate wearing super high heels because I can’t walk elegantly. I have this awkward gait once my feet start to hurt, which is about 30-60 minutes. AND this just will not do when one is trying look nonchalantly elegant.
My solution to high heels is the versatile wedges.
Why wedges, you might ask?! Well, wedges offer the stability that is lacking in stilettos. To me, wedges’ flat bottom allows for more stability while offering height for petite gals like yours truly. Yes, stilettos do look sexier and femme fatale-ish, but awkward gait is more unstylish. I love wedges; I buy these lovelies in all colors and styles. I adore peep toe wedges that are sleeker in style to wear with suits and tailored outfits for the office. I also love casual wedges with relaxed outfits and summer dresses, both long and short. The best thing is that I can wear these lovelies for hours without painful feet. I may not be able to run with wedges like comfy flats but I can walk about town rather elegantly. That simply is priceless to me!
What about you, are you a wedges sort of gal?