In a previous article I showed you the 10 indispensable clothing for a perfect wardrobe. Today, however, I am talking about shoes. Given that a person’s style is perceived by the models he wears, here are the 5 essential shoes and those to be avoided.
5 essential shoes absolutely to have
Ballerinas or loafers
Not everyone loves ballerinas for multiple reasons so I will just point out that they are replaceable with beautiful moccasins. Both models must be chosen with at least a 2 cm heel in order to make the figure slimmer while remaining comfortable. The classic and timeless dancers have and will always have a round toe and do not follow the various trends dictated by bored brands.
From left to right: Charlotte Olympia, Porselli, Chloé, Fendi and Gucci.
Whether in leather or paint, they are perfect with any combination. They always add a touch of sobriety and elegance but to be truly sophisticated and classy the best remain in suede or pony skin, real or fake.
From left to right: Gianvito Rossi, Burberry, Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik and Rupert Sanderson.
Make every look instantly elegant and evening. The more they are jeweled, the more the “WOW” effect will be guaranteed.
From left to right: René Caovilla, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin and René Caovilla.
Fundamental for those days when you want to remain comfortable and move in complete freedom without giving up wearing a must-have. If they are not specifically for physical activity choose classic models on which to have fun with colors and patterns. In this case Converse, Superga and Adidas Original will always remain the best sneakers.
From left to right: Converse, Adidas Stan Smith, Superga.
They must be simple to wear both with a skirt and with a nice pair of pants. They must tie as little as possible and be careful not to squeeze the calf, obtaining an effect that is far from pleasing to the eye.
From left to right: Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Givenchy, Alexander Wang and Yves Saint Laurent.
5 essential shoes to avoid
The white shoes must understand how they are never really guessed at least that we are not getting married or we are not yet 13 years old. My answer in this regard will always be a nice categorical NO. Sorry.
From left to right: Giuseppe Zanotti, YSL, Jimmy Choo, Alexander McQueen and Gianvito Rossi.
Slave-style models, while using them with the care not to make the leg look like a crushed salami, the shoes with ankle straps tend to create a “severed leg” effect. Pay close attention and wear with caution because they are not good for everyone, especially those with a thick ankle. When in doubt, avoid these models.
From left to right: Alexander Wang, Charlotte Olympia, Miu Miu, Tom Ford and Lanvin.
By now the walls know it too, I deeply hate excessive plates and all types of platform shoes. They make the figure heavier and both the person and the whole outfit become vulgar. They will go out of fashion, help you to walk well on a high heel but they do not have a good effect to look at and are not classy. Then, after all, they are tastes.
From left to right: Brian Atwood, Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, Gucci and Prada.
Too pointy tips
They were in fashion centuries ago, some articles remained but when they are extremely pointed they are models to avoid because after some use the tip tends to rise. Since it is obviously empty, the fingers do not get to fill it and the court jester effect is assured. Attention when trying before buying, if possible walk for a good amount of meters in order to see how, where and if the tip will rise too much.
From left to right: Gianvito Rossi, Malone Souliers, Manolo Blahnik, Paul Andrew and Oscar de la Renta.
A heel that exceeds the “benevolently granted” size of 12 cm is extremely vulgar and is harmful to the spine. We do not believe they are more than a heel of ten or more. They are only urban legends and I exclude that you can walk decently without looking like robots.
From left to right: Casadei, Giuseppe Zanotti, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin and Proenza.
With my boring etiquette style tips and good manners for today I have finished. How are you put on essential shoes? And with those to avoid instead? What do you think? Do you agree or can you not live without a plateau? I know, I’m too old school, forgive me. Maybe one day I’ll improve.