I love all shoes, but I do believe some shoes have a certain time and place. I no longer wear the 5″+ high heels I once did in my younger years. I also pay more attention to the types of heels I wear, which includes knowing when to wear open vs. closed-toe shoes.
If you live anywhere on the east coast, you know that our Spring season is all over the place! Last night Mae and I took a walk to get a few groceries and I could be seen wearing flip-flips. Earlier that morning I was in a pair of fuzzy UGG boots. There’s really no telling what the weather will bring and these days it’s safe to have a contingency plan when it comes to footwear.
And what about those formal occasions? It snowed last week which leads me to say–keep those little toes covered. Then again this afternoon hovered around 75 degrees! Time to crack open the sandals and strappy heels. However, there are those very formal occasions where anything open-toe is inappropriate, regardless of weather.
So, when is it best to wear one style of shoe versus another?
- Offers a carefree, fun appearance.
- Perfect for spring summer occasions.
- Acceptable for most formal occasions, though steer clear of super-strappy heels during the winter as these are best reserved for warmer months.
- Do not wear with stockings or with unpolished toes!
- Do not wear to job interviews or other formal business occasions.
- Offers a more professional, polished look.
- Appropriate for most occasions and events, especially the classic black pump!
- Should always be worn for job interviews or conservative formal occasions, such as at State Dinners.
- Avoid platform-toe versions as this can diminish the elegance and formality of the shoe.