Flats are fugly…
Yeah I said it. There’s just something about a lady in heels that’s so chic. Okay, well actually there’s a lot of things, but I’ll get into those shortly. At this point you’re probably wondering why, as a guy, I love heels so much? As a personal stylist I appreciate great style, but it goes a little bit beyond that.
I started out my career selling designer shoes and I was pretty good at it. When it comes to selling you have to be passionate about the product, so over time my passion for expensive heels grew. Everyday I’d see women swoon over the latest Jimmy Choos and Christian Louboutins. Getting giddy with excitement as they stroked them, holding them to their chest. I’d enjoy looking at the latest shoes we got in and studying the intricate and occasionally bonkers design. But it was always the heels that demanded my attention. The heels were the leading lady, while the flats were the support cast.
We heart heels
One of the things about heels is that they totally transform outfits. It’s like throwing on a pair just turns it up a notch and generally makes it better. They don’t have to be ‘statement’ heels either. A pair of plain black court shoes will do the job perfectly. They trump flats in the style stakes.
When working with clients sometimes just getting them to switch out the flats they’d usually wear with an outfit can make a massive difference. The most committed to their flats are often surprised how much difference a little lift can alter their look. Those that are really unsure about heels can benefit hugely from a small wedge.
They can be a statement in themselves. Even the most daring gent’s shoe pales in comparison to some of the statement heels a woman has at her disposal. Take a simple outfit and throw on an interesting pair of heels and you’re guaranteed to be complimented and talked about all day or night.
“There’ is an element of seduction in shoes that don’t exist for men” – Christian Louboutin
Women’s heels are sexy! Women in heels sexier still! There’s something so seductive about a lady in a pair of great heels. I know of women who express how much sexier they feel when wearing them. They’re also great for toning the legs and making your bottom look fantastic. No workouts needed!
This post has been a bit of an ode to the high heel. I don’t hate flats completely and would never force someone to wear heels, just for the record. But wanted to write a post celebrating how amazing they are.
Post inspired by Are you a heels kind of girl.
Team heels or team flats?
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(photos: fourcemag, chloeroseboutique, nicholaskirkwood)