Stay a cut above the rest when you plan your outfit around your accessories, namely your shoes. While you have endless tops to match your cigarette pants and pencil skirts or shift dresses for special occasions, nothing beats acquiring a shoe collection that doubles up as an investment; a pair of classic black heels that goes with both your pants and dresses, a pair of boots for work–as well as that winter getaway, gladiator sandals for both your indoor and outdoor dates… you get the idea. That’s why this year’s edition of Shoes A-Z is the style index you didn’t know you needed to survive trends and improve your personal style. Let this be your most stylish year yet!
While it might not be the most celebrated body part (yet!) when it comes to fashion, accessorizing the ankle is subtly becoming our new favourite to style experiment with. We delve into two fashion statement-making shoe styles that promotes elongated looks and versatile pairings–the ankle straps and ankle boots.
Minimalism has been a hot favourite throughout the years for its understated elegance and sexy simplicity. Popular in street style fashion, ankle strap styles have evolved to offer multi-strapped gladiator styles, heeled ankle strap sandals, ankle strap platform heels and d’orsay ankle strap heels, to say the least. Working an ankle strap style into your outfit takes careful thought–from colour and texture to the number of straps, but when you find the pair that catches your eye, you will create a sleeker silhouette, effortlessly.
While the multi-strap style is popular–looking at lace-up and gladiator styles, nothing beats the minimalistic appeal of the single ankle strap. If anything, this should be your entry pair into the large collection of ankle strap styles out there. Dress up your skinny jeans with the single strapped heeled sandals for an effortless luxe take on the weekend, or dress it up with an evening attire. This style is truly one of our favourites for its versatility and ability to transcend trends.
Ankle cut boots have always been a popular choice to accompany skinny jeans. The classic white-tee-and-jeans combination works for so many body types, that’s why it has been in heavy rotation in every It girls’ wardrobe. If you want to leave your style comfort zone ever so slightly, opt for flared jeans to playfully reveal your block heel ankle boots!
If travelling in autumn or winter periods, kick up your travel style a notch with flirty dresses and asymmetric hemlines to amp up your style factor. The flowy silhouette creates a great contrast against the bold footwear. We would add an oversized clutch or cross-body bag for an easy day (or night) out!
So take the effortless first step to inject more versatile options into your dream shoe collection by getting shoes that can double up for more than one occasion.
Check out the rest of our Shoes A - Z series here.
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