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If you’ve got a love-hate relationship with heels, you’re not alone. With that height comes great power and even if you’ve got blisters and lost all feeling in your toes, there is no denying how great a woman looks in a pair of stilettos. They lengthen your legs and improve your posture. There’s an authoritative presence that comes with a gorgeous pair of heels. But why must we sacrifice our comfort to feel that sense of empowerment? Seems hardly fair, in my opinion. So what do we do, then? Easy. We look for alternatives. Though heels seem to be the more appropriate choice of footwear for various settings–such as a cocktail party, club and maybe even some offices– you always have another option. Don’t believe me? While “black tie” does indicate formal attire, the choice of footwear is not as specific. Heels are merely implied. It’s all about the design of the shoe. Obviously, black leather flats are a much more appropriate choice for a fancy even compared to wedge sandals. You just have to find those loopholes. Now, I’m not saying you should get rid of your heels all together. From court shoes to peep toe pumps, most of your heels in your collection will outlast most shoe trends, and the key takeaway from this is that you can explore other footwear options if you’re not in the mood to wear anything above three inches.
If you’re heading to the office, swap out your pumps with oxfords.Oxfords might be an odd suggestion if you’re used to typically feminine silhouettes. When we’re talking about the workplace, most women would opt for ballet flats instead of heels. But let’s face it, black ballet flats don’t do much to enhance an outfit. Picture these Lace-up Flat Leather Shoes with gauchos and a tailored blouse, or a red A-line dress and a black boyfriend blazer. The oxfords make a big difference in adding more personality into your office uniform.
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If you’re attending a wedding, swap out your chunky heels with pointed flats.Why it’s an unspoken rule that you must wear heels at a wedding is just baffling. It doesn’t matter if you’re a guest, a bridesmaid or a bride, you can wear flats that will do right by your wedding outfit. Non-traditional brides have gone as far as wearing sneakers on their big day, while others have opted for a lacy ballet flat. Another pair of shoes that is elegant enough to hold its own is pointed flats. Looking at our Pointed Toe Flat Shoes with Ankle Bracelets, these flats are well within most wedding attires. Bridesmaids can wear these if they’re within the bride’s chosen color palette, and guests can wear these with a dress or even cropped pants.
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If you’re headed for a night out, swap out your stilettos with flat boots.Saturday nights can be unpredictable. One minute, you’re having dinner with your high school friends, and the next minute, you’re heading to the dance floor at your favorite club. Heels are never a good idea on a spontaneous night out. The shoes that will last you through the night are flat boots. May they be OTKs or Military Combat Boots, boots will work in your favor.
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If you’ve got a lunch date, swap out your wedges with white sneakers.A little white dress looks super cute with wedges or Mary Jane court shoes, but if your heels aren’t practical on your date, change into some white kicks. Leather ones are preferable, similar to our Casual Leather Sneakers that will match any day dress you have hanging in your closet. If you feel like that may be too casual, you can dress up the ensemble with some jewelry and a nice clutch.
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If you’re going to a pool party, swap out your heeled sandals with flat sandals.I always found it quite ridiculous when movies show ladies walking around in bikinis and heels. It’s even more ridiculous that it happens in real life, despite it being a hazardous combination. Shoes like our Scotland Flat Sandals are just as trendy as heeled varieties, and definitely the safer option around the pool.
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Sheena is the lead fashion writer here at Pretty Me Philippines and has contributed articles for numerous lifestyle blogs and online publications. Other than keeping up with the latest trends, she loves baking and home DIY projects.