Monday, 18 June 2007

Two Striped Pumps from One Naughty Monkey

Shoes For Long Skirts

While there's no doubt that short skirts are sexy, long skirts can be sexy and so much more: romantic, polished, classic, laid-back, or even powerful. But whatever look you're trying to pull together, pairing the wrong shoes with a long skirt can blow the whole effect.

Fortunately, the shoe rules for long skirts are much simpler than you might think. In fact, it's really just a balancing act.

Longer skirts and dresses cover the majority of your body. To create a look that is flowing rather than broken or unbalanced, your footwear will need to accomplish one of the following three things:
Visually become a part of the skirt.
Think of tall boots that are covered by the hemline of the skirt

Add length or height beneath the hemline of the skirt, so that the skirt will seem shorter, or your legs will seem longer.
High heels that show a lot of skin work well for this.

Work with the lines of the skirt to create a look that is balanced.
For example, a chunky wedge heel will work with a fuller skirt, but might be too clunky for a long fitted skirt.

For a closer look at which shoe styles will work best with long skirts and dresses, check out the rest of the photo gallery.
Wedge Shoes
Thong Sandals
Strappy Sandals
Platform Shoes
High Heels
Flat Sandals
Dress Boots
Tall Boots

See Also:
The Best Shoes for Short Skirts
The Best Shoes for Cropped Pants
What to Wear with Wedges
What to Wear with Ballet Flats
Women's Sandals: How to Wear the Latest Styles


Sunday, 3 June 2007

Men's Shoes

MCJ can't wear slip ons as he would have blisters for just a 10-minute walk. The shoes would just keep on rubbing his heels and irritate the skin. Wearing socks doesn't help either. His feet are just simply fussy! So most of the time, he would rather wear thongs/flipflops than close shoes. I sympathise him though so I don't object if he wears them.

Seen these beautiful shoes and chose below for MCJ. I'm not going to buy them, YET! But I am planning to buy him a pair.