While the LBD is important, the Little Black Pumps will complete many more outfits. As we talk about updating your basics we couldn’t miss black pumps; and flats, and boots while we’re at it. If you always wear flats, make sure all of your pants are hemmed accordingly. If you are more likely to mix things up, your pants should be hemmed at different lengths to accommodate all of your shoe options. The general rule is that the back hem of your pants should hit 1/2″ to 1″ above the ground. Visit our tailor list to find a seamstress in your area.
Now that you have received our lesson in pant lengths, let’s get to the fun part- New Shoes!
If you have been reading our blog series on basics you know that we generally cover contemporary, petite, and plus sizes. Since shoes are a little more all encompassing we decided to give you some suggestions in Heels, Flats, and Boots. So go ahead and pick up your favorite new basic today.
Heels: Whether you prefer a sleek point, softly rounded toe, or something in between; each of these styles can take you from the office to dinner and back again. Kenneth Cole New York Women’s All Day Long Pump will live up to it’s name with a gel-padded insole for under $100. This Nine West Women’s Nuncio Pump has a sleek point and slightly lower heel. With cut out details this Charles by Charles David Women’s Contour Pump will look so chic with a pencil skirt. The Corso Como Comfort system is a key feature in the Cameo Pump in Black. Soft feminine pleats are all over the runways, pick up these Crowd Pumps in Black to complete the look. We also found a Geox spectator pump at Piperlime.
Flats: While pumps are generally what we think of when we want great shoes for work, there is no reason flats can’t look just as chic. Check out this first style at Payless ShoeSource©, American Eagle Kash Kitten Heel. Then from 6pm.com we found the next 3 styles in the $30 price range. Yellow Box – Alpine (Black) – Footwear tailored flats are perfect for the office. Or try Exchange by Charles David – Accept (Black Patent) – Footwear with a comfortable rubber sole. American Eagle – Plea (Black) – Footwear have an elastic band at the heel. Want something more unique? Kenzo – Black Flat have zipper details at the seams of these suede flats.
Boots: Since we are in the middle of fall, we simply cannot forget Workchic boots. Ankle boots are great for those of us with larger calves. Some of our favorites are from www.Heels.com. Like this Boston Heel in Black with fantastic cuff details, Cadillac Ant Lea – Black with a sharp pointy toe, or splurge on a pair of Charles David killer Brooklyn Bootie – Black. For those of you that prefer the versatility of a knee high boot, we found the rest of these at Piperlime. Not only do they have a great selection they supply boot height and opening circumference. Our favorites include Women’s shoes: Tahari Minna – Black calf, Women’s shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction Thrill-iant – Black, and Women’s shoes: Guess Footwear Hula – Black.
The shoes shown above are from www.endless.com, www.Heels.com, Piperlime, Payless ShoeSource©, and 6pm.com. Be sure to take advantage of these sales, coupons, and free shipping offers when making your purchase.
As always, check back in two weeks for your next wardrobe update.