Beauty & Fashion

Step Up Your Style: The Power of the Perfect Shoe

When we were young, most of us didn’t pay much attention to our shoes. We wore what we liked, and if they were comfortable, that was great. However, as we reach midlife, we start looking for “comfort shoes.” We prioritize comfort over style. I think you can step up your style and find the perfect shoe.

I understand that as we age, we may need to adjust our style. However, I don’t believe that means we have to look frumpy. We can still be stylish and comfortable, but it may take a little more effort. The right pair of shoes can make all the difference!

During a recent cruise, I noticed many women my age and older wearing beautiful dresses. However, when I looked at their shoes, they looked out of place, ruining the entire outfit. Moreover, their shoes made them appear older than they actually were.

Step Up Your Style: The Power of the Perfect Shoe

Here are some examples: the first picture is a comfort shoe that many women will choose. A navy striped dress with navy shoes.

In this picture, I’m wearing a flat sandal, but it’s neutral, which helps elongate my legs. It’s still comfortable, but I think this sandal is a much better option.

I prefer a low heel for added height, and there are comfortable low heels. These heels are from Walmart, and they are comfortable, but they’re no longer available. I found a similar option.

Here are the three shoes side by side.

Dress (small) | Navy Slingback Sandal (TTS) | Dolce Vita Sandal (TTS)  | Walmart Block Heel (similar option here) | Earrings

This is a dressier dress, but many times, I see women opt for a casual flat, even a flip-flop.

These Naturalizers are a very low heel, and comfortable, and the slingback is a trending style. They come in medium, wide, and narrow widths.

This is another pair of Naturalizers with a slightly higher but still comfortable heel. The shoes are available in medium and wide widths.

Here are the three shoes side by side.

Dress (small, runs big, I need to size down) | Vionic Strappy Sandal (TTS) | Naturalizer Slingback Heel (TTS)  | Nude Slingback Heel (TTS) | Earrings

Again, because the dress is navy, we tend to think we need to wear navy shoes, but that’s not the best option.

I’m in love with these low heels. So chic! Neutral shoes are also a great option to avoid drawing attention to your legs if you are struggling with varicose veins, etc.

Here are the two shoes side by side.

Sweater Dress (small) | Navy Slingback Heel (TTS) | Naturalizer Slingback Heel (TTS)| Earrings

Lastly, I styled black dress pants with a flat sandal. If I were going to wear flats with these pants, I would opt for these flats.

I could have worn black heels, but I still love a neutral shoe, even with black pants. The heels I’m wearing come in a black color.

Here are the two shoes side by side.

Libby Top (small) | Black Pants (4) | Vionic Strappy Sandal (TTS) | Naturalizer Slingback Heel (TTS)| Earrings

I hope this helps you see how shoes affect an outfit’s overall look. Small tweaks can help us look less frumpy and still be comfortable.

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