It was Bill Blass who famously said, “When in doubt, wear red,” and many in the industry continue to rely on these words of wisdom.
There is probably no color as closely associated with Christmas as red: the cheery hue is on Santa’s coat, on Rudolph’s nose, and on the bows wrapped tightly around our boxes. For the fashionistas, red is a blessing as well, adding a pop of color that can make any drab outfit appear festive. Of course, not everyone would be comfortable with wearing a color as bold as red, and some may choose to limit this to their accessories. If you’re one of those people, then a bright red shoe may be just what you need.
Of course, just as Lyst explains in one of their latest fashion editorials, “First seen on the runways of Miu Miu, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana, and then on the streets,” the perfect red shoe can be used “not just for the holiday parties already on our calendar, but for days in the office, date nights and everything in-between.” You might even be able to use the bright red shoe on Halloween next year as you dress up as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.
More than a fashion icon, the bright red shoe has also been used in charity work, with the annual Red Shoe Day in San Diego immediately coming to mind. Every year, over a thousand volunteers march across the streets of San Diego holding red shoes to collect donations for San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House. “Every dollar we raise on Red Shoe Day comes right here to San Diego Ronald McDonald House. Forty seven rooms provide a home away from home for a family with a child in medical crisis,” said Chuck Day, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House.
While the original Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz have reportedly gone for as much as $612,000 in an auction, there are many cheaper finds that are just as fashionable. If you’re unsure with how to pull of the red shoe, however, Oprah has a few tips:
“A crisp, white long-sleeved women’s shirt paired with tailored black pants or a pencil skirt is the perfect canvas for your red flats to shine.”
”The trick to wearing red shoes is to make them the focal point of the outfit by eliminating other red accessories. Never feel as that you need to match your outfit with your red shoes.” And,
“For a night-time look, team your heels with a pair of dark denim, black or grey coloured skinny’s or fitted pants with a chic and sophisticated tailored top.”
6 Gladiator Sandals for Outfit Ideas
Gladiator sandals are a style statement no doubt, but not everyone likes to wear them for the fear of not getting it right. So, we came up with this article to help you choose the right gladiator sandals for various outfits.
Here are 6 gladiator sandals for outfit ideas you can try out and flaunt:
Strappy gladiator sandals of the lace-up type are the simplest and so easiest to choose and wear. Low strappy ones go well with denim shorts and knitted jumpers. This combination is ideal for casual outings and is not accessory specific. High strappy ones are ideal for white tunic dresses of the beach holiday type.
Structured gladiator sandals are usually thigh high with straps at regular intervals and are essentially flat. They are ideal for beach walks and go well with casual wear such as shirt dresses, tunic dresses and sheer high-low maxi gowns. Black ones are pair well with white outfits, while metallic shades go well with dark-hues outfits.
Ankle length gladiator sandals are usually preferred with short outfits, those above the knee. Shorts, Shift dress and T-dress are the outfits to choose when wearing these low-cut gladiators.
Caged gladiator sandals are usually available in leather and go well with boho inspired outfits. They are best sported on free-flowing gowns or shorts with spaghetti straps. This combination is ideal for music festivals where boho is the style.
Metallic gladiator sandals stand out more than the others, so it is important to pair them with outfits in neutral tones. The caged and skeletal structured ones can be paired with cocktail dresses as well.
Another favorite with beach walkers is the fringed gladiator. Perfectly paired with free-flowing high-low dresses, a sling bag and some cool shades.
Top 6 Types of Heel in Fashion Currently
In this world of fashion, everyone around you is getting conscious about their looks from top to bottom. When it comes to dressing up perfectly, footwear plays an important role. When we talk about women’s wardrobe, heels are considered as the raged accessories.
No matter heels are uncomfortable to some; people always wish to buy different types of heels to look cool, fashionable and elegant. If you are willing to invest in buying heels, choose the ones which are comfortable to carry, easy to balance and stylish in looks. For all the crazy heels fans, here is a list of top 6 types of heels that are famous in the fashion industry.
These types of heels are known to be most comfortable to carry as it covers the major part of the surface of your toe. Due to its large surface area, it provides more support to the arch and hence considered better than other heels.
This heel matches with any kind of outfit and looks stylish when worn. Since these heels are not too high, it can be worn by elderly people as well. Commonly referred as “young girl stilettos” these heels will never go out of trend.
These are typically the highest heels, measuring up to 8 inches maximum. These are very thin and steep and can be difficult to carry. When we talk about the fashion world, stilettos are the most widely chosen heels amongst celebs and youngsters.
Pump shoes come in variety of options such as peep toes, platform sandals or pump shoes. These heels are quite comfortable if you wish to carry them for the entire day. They are mostly designed in extremely trendy designs and are perfect choices for the girls wearing “little black dress”. These heels also belong to the category of high heels and are designed maximum up to 4 inches.
If you wish to have some stability while you wear high heels footwear, sling backs are the perfect options. These heels have a natty strap at the back to give support to your ankle.
Compared to stilettos, these heels have a wider square type base. The chunkier base at the bottom offers more space and comfort when you walk around. Designed mostly in medium length, you can pair it up with your denims, evening gowns or chic dresses.