Flaunt your footwear

#Ootd is not just for the celebs but for every fashionista who believes in creating her own style statement. Well, footwear plays a quintessential role in accelerating the look. Here is a guide to the

Published: 16th April 2018 11:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th April 2018 07:22 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD:In the recent times, while the segment of daily fashion wear has occupied a major part of the society, footwear options have also cropped up to meet the demands for several outfits. Be it for students or professionals, a simple guide to understand the correct pairing of shoes with our clothes is more than helpful. Bhavya Chawla, chief stylist at Voonik shares her expert advice on selecting the right footwear to amplify your look. 

Casual Wear:

For women flats are a must- have for casual wear. They are comfortable shoes and versatile. They are of different colors and patterns. They can be worn with jeans, capri pants, maxi dresses or any other wear.

Comfier heels that are not too high or wedges might fall into this category because they are comfortable to wear.

As for men, a white pair of sneakers is an essential wardrobe item. It can be perfectly paired with most jeans. For a summer vibe pair your casual shoes with light blue jeans. Hig top trainers/sneakers are also a huge trend this season. Suede or a coloured loafer will also go well with your casual attire.

Cocktail Party:

Every woman should have absolutely drop-dead gorgeous evening shoes. One can choose a silver high-heel sandal, elegant black evening shoes or a multitude of other styles. Peeptoes, this heel should be preferably three to four inches. This shoe is for dressing up either for going on a date, dinner, or even the company party. You can pair these shoes with dresses of all kinds, skirts, and high waist trousers/pants.

Loafers are known to be the “laid back” version of a dress shoe and are best for a cocktail party for men. These shoes are versatile and comfortable. You can wear a loafer with a tuxedo if you choose, or with a pair of khaki pants and a T-shirt. You can put them on and instantly transform your entire outfit from casual to semi-formal to formal.

Office Wear:

The classic black pumps are apt for office-wear. This can be worn to the office, work and to any other occasion, one can think of. The shoe should have a tow to three inches depending on one’s preference. One cannot wear black with every color always. There is always a need for other neutral colors like brown, taupe, or beige would do. However, one can choose navy if you have clothing in those color schemes. It can be a low heeled shoe that is also a closed toe. This shoes should be versatile enough to wear with trousers, slacks or even a dress. If you are not a heel person then bellies or ballerinas in solid colors are also a good option.

For guys, Oxford shoes, Brogues will make their outfit seem more formal. Combine a pair of slim navy jeans (cuffed at the bottom), with your favorite pair of dress shoes. For a less formal tone, wear a pair of brown shoes. Black formal shoes will seem more formal and may appear strange when combined with jeans, match them up with trousers or chinos with a well-fitted shirt. Don’t forget to wear the appropriate pair of socks!

Beach Wear:

When going on a beach choosing the right pair of footwear is the vital part. You want your feet to feel comfortable and cool and it should match with your summer dress, shorts or bikini as well. Flip flops are one of the most appropriate choices but there are different styles which you can choose from. havaianas, crocs, fit flops, would be a good choice. You can try out metallic flats as well. 

For men the easiest choice is flip flops- they are comfy easily available and effective for their intended purpose. Pair them up with shorts, t-shirts or tanks. Throw on an unbuttoned short sleeve shirt over the top when you walk off the sand for a more stylish look.

Sporty Look:

For women sneakers are a huge trend these days, heeled ones, colored ones, shimmer ones, printed ones, you can pair them up with denim joggers, track pants, sweats or t-shirts to look sporty and cool! Boots will also give you a sporty look if you pair them up with biker jackets and denim.

For men, the correct athletic shoe can provide them with just the right amount of comfort and style for any sporty look. You can pair them up with joggers, jeans, polos, long tees, and sweats. These days bold colors and colorful soles are in vogue. So, don't be afraid to try out!

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