By Sam & Jordi Woods
For many, the realisation that your sexy stilettos and challenging footwear can no longer be worn due to health, safety or muscular issues can be quite confronting. This can be even more distressing if in your younger years dramatic shoes where your “style statement”.
However, just because shoes need to have more support, smaller heels or no heel at all it does not mean you need to sacrifice your style. Even the most practical footwear can still add some drama to your outfit.
This edition of On The Coast Magazine it’s all about “Fall Prevention”, so we thought we would share our tips on keeping you “stylish, sexy & stable” with our 7 Shoe Style Suggestions:
Start from the feet up when getting dressed
This is a game changer when you need comfortable shoes as you can then co–ordinate the rest of your outfit to your footwear to ensure your shoes don’t look out of place or distract from your desired look. For example a ballet style shoe with a maxi skirt and tailored blazer can be both sensible and stylish.
Have a new “style statement”
If shoes were always your statement item in your wardrobe and what’s on offer doesn’t feel as stylish as you would like, opt for a different style statement that makes you feel fabulous. A few ideas to try; handbags, colour clothing, textures, earrings, necklaces, headwear.
Try fashionable orthotic brands.
Two of our favourite brands are Bared and Frankie 4. While these shoes are not cheap they offer great support, long lasting comfort and they often feature the trending colours and styles.
Ensure your shoes always match your outfit
This is why it is a great idea to start from the feet up. Nothing will let your look down more than having an “it will do” shoe in a wrong colour or style. If you don’t have a suitable shoe in the right colour, add it to the list and follow the next point.
Figure out what style shoe will go with more outfits
The secret behind always ensuring you have a pair of shoes to wear is determine where the gaps are in your wardrobe and what suits your style. Do you live an active/sporty lifestyle, then a sneaker with a pair of jeans and funky tee will be both modern and comfortable. For a lunch and brunch look maybe a loafer with a tailored pant. For shopping days when the weather cools you could opt for an ankle boot with a flowy dress and denim jacket.
Don’t get the same shoe in different colours
When a shoe is comfortable, it can be easy to buy it in several colours however, this will end up leaving you feeling like your outfits always look the same. Opt for a few different styles and depending on your personal style this could include; a wedge, sandal, boot, sneaker, loafer.
Rotate your shoes on a daily basis
This is something our Nan (& Great Nan) taught us… don’t wear the same shoe two days in a row – and it works! Wearing a different shoe each day will use different muscles in your feet and prevent the over–use of a particular muscle group.
Now go out there, find yourself some stylish, sexy, stable shoes (or visit us and let us help you shop the latest trends) and enjoy the feeling of stability in style this ‘Fall Prevention” season.
Sam & Jordi Woods xx
Understanding styling and fashion is one thing. Having a super natural flair for making everyday people look incredible is another. Once you’ve met Sam & Jordi Woods, it’s hard not to catch their infectious passion for dressing to match your own lifestyle, personality and charisma. Through their consultancy ‘Vibrant Concepts’, Sam & Jordi have transformed the lives of thousands. Let Sam & Jordi show you how to look and feel fabulous everyday at their Style Studio in Erina – learn the art of illusion dressing, colour matching, styling, translating fashion trends and savvy shopping with their unique VC Signature Styling Systems and services that are truly personal and really work! To contact Vibrant Concepts phone 0425 221 676