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What is Your Shoe Style?

What is your shoe style?

 

WHAT IS YOUR SHOE STYLE?

Shoes are an important element when putting together an outfit, look what they did for Cinderella and Dorothy. There are shoes for for all ocassions,  varied styles and in many colours.

Everyone has unique style preferences when it comes to choosing the shoes that are ‘just right’ for them. These style preferences relate to your Personality Style. The elements that relate to your shoe Personality Style include:-

  • colour,
  • shapes and styles,
  • comfort level,
  • level of detail,
  • heel shape and height,
  • fabric choice

Last week I visited Tascha at Mainstreet Shoes in Queanbeyan and talked all things shoe related.  Let’s look at What’s Your Shoe Style. Remember when you look at these photos that your shoe preferences can be a combination of a few of these Personality Styles.

 

CLASSIC SHOE STYLE

Classic shoes have a timeless, understated classy look. They are mainly in neutral colours with a low vamp and do not have much detail. The classic style includes court shoes with low to medium heel height.

 

NATURAL / RELAXED SHOE STYLE

 Natural / Relaxed shoe styles are generally practical, comfortable and functional with a no fuss look. A low heel is the preferred option with comfort being the number one factor in selecting shoes. The patterned floral print shoe at the front is a combination of  relaxed / natural style with a feminine floral print in creative colours.

 

FEMININE SHOE STYLE

Feminine shoe styles include court shoes, ballet flats and slip ons. Heels can be low or high and usually in colours to match outfits. These shoes will not be shiny or chunky but will have soft feminine features such as bows, ribbons, lace, flowers and sparkles.

 

CREATIVE SHOE STYLE

Creative shoe styles include shoes with quirky and interesting detail such as unusual construction, styles, shapes, any patterns and combination of colours. These shoe styles will make a statement and create a focal point in your outfit.

 

DRAMATIC SHOE STYLE

Dramatic shoe styles are usually bold, and make a modern, contemporary statement. High heels, stilettos and pointed toes are usually preferred to flats. Geometric, graphic and animal prints are favoured. The animal print flat shoe would be a combination of relaxed and dramtic because of the animal print.

 

ELEGANT CHIC SHOE STYLE

Elegant Chic shoe styles have a modern, sophisticated look. They are usually court shoes or ballet flat styles with metal decorations such as discs, buckles and flat squares. Preferred colours are usually light to medium neutrals – grey, camel, browns, burgundies and blues but nothing too dark or bright.

 

REBELLIOUS / SEXY SHOE STYLE

Rebellious / Sexy shoe styles are those that are somewhat unconventional or really sexy. The favoured colour is black and more black. Shoe styles in this group include doc martins, motorcyle boots, metal detailing such as chains, spikes and buckles and very high sexy styles.

Take a look at the shoes you love to wear and take note of the elements that you like to wear. These elements become your Shoe Personality.

 

Are Your Jeans Flattering from Behind?

ARE YOUR JEANS FLATTERING FROM BEHIND?

Are Your Jeans Flattering From Behind?

Do you ever think about whether your jeans are flattering from behind? The detailing, positioning, shape and style of pockets can create very different looks on different bodies.

I love my jeans but sometimes they don’t like me, especially from the rear view perspective. Always make a point of looking at the rear view before buying jeans to observe how flattering they are from behind.

No matter what our size or shape not many of us set out to look bigger or wider than what we are. There are a number of elements that can create a flattering or non flattering look depending on you body shape and size.
 
Here are some helpful pointers for the next time you are shopping for a pair of jeans.
  • The darker the denim the more slimming and flattering the look.
  • The more contrasting the stitching detailing is the more noticeable that area becomes and can creates a focal point – an area that will be noticed.
  • Back pockets with embroidery, pocket flaps, buttons and stitching detail will definitely draw attention to your butt area. This is ideal for someone with a small or hardly there behind but can be less than ideal for others.
  • The higher the pockets sits on your butt the more flattering the view.
  • Shading detail also creates a focal point for the eyes. If you don’t want to draw attention to an area be aware of this.

Ask yourself Are these jeans flattering from behind?

You can read more on styling your jeans here and here.

LOOK GOOD FROM THE FRONT AND BACK VIEWS WHEN WEARING YOUR JEANS IN CASE SOMEONE WANTS TO TAKE A SECOND LOOK
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