Closet Content Analysis: Shoes for Formal Attire
Formal occasions call for a particular formality in shoes. What shoe should one wear? I say heels, no matter how tall you are; however there are lovely choices in a lower princess heel. I think it is quite fine to tower over those shorter than you, male or female, and I encourage that even though I am vertically challenged.
|Nude sling-back peep toe Jimmy Choos, purchased May, 2011.|
|Black Accessoire pump photo taken on my balcony window.|
NICE 2: The black alternative, to my Jimmy Choos, are these sling back black Accessoire pumps that I bought in Romans, France in August of 2010. The strap and sides are suede and the main upper front is patent.
NO THANKS: I was at a Grade 12 graduation dinner about nine years ago and a spectacle that my husband noted initially, not me this time, was the shoes of one of the "dignitaries". She was a superintendent of the school district and was wearing a not-so-special outfit, certainly not evening or cocktail wear, and the shoes were . . . yes, just like the photo of the little girl's pink crocs . . . plastic clogs; I cannot remember the colour. I am not kidding. I couldn't believe it.
|Pink crocs from a photo taken of a little girl on a bus in Berlin several years ago.|
|Strappy silver sandals, around seven years old, but still wearable.|
|Black beaded mules with a moderate heel, purchased in Spain a decade ago.|
NEED: I need a pair similar to these black not-too-high-heeled mules. I have had this pair of black beaded heeled mules for a while now. I bought them in Spain back in 2003 - almost a decade ago. To me, they rise a little to high in the front, but I still wore them often. I think that they look NICE with an LBD but dancing is difficult. And as you see, by the worn out toe, they have seen their day - it's time to retire them.
NEW: Nothing new, as long as I have my Jimmy Choos; I'm good to go to any formal event.