I’ve never actually been a shoe girl. I like them, and I really admire them on other people, but I’m 5’8″ and I always felt that the prettiest shoes were the ones with sky-high heels that I felt awkward wearing.
However, I recently decided that the only way to be tall is to really own being tall. I’ve seen girls much taller than me who I don’t think look odd at all, because they walk into a room at 5’10” or 6’0″ in 6-inch heels and they look proud. So that’s my new goal.
With that in mind, I indulged in some shoe ‘browsing’, checking out ALDO‘s newest arrivals. My favourite picks are below – and I included the above image of ALDO’s ENRIGUEZ platform wedge as an example of a colourful fall shoe, if all the browns and blacks below aren’t your thing. Now I would never go so far as to attempt those wedges, but I can see that with the right attitude you can pull them off.
So onto some shoe shopping, yes?
As I previously blogged, two big fall trends are peacock blue and heeled loafers. I think they pulled these trends off perfectly with the two shoes below:
I’m a BIG boot girl. Boots and leggings are my go-to wardrobe in fall/winter. ALDO never fail to impress with their boots, and while I love a goes-with-everything black, there’s a certain shade of camel brown that really calls to me with boots. Like…these?
I love some good buckle detail too :).
For over-the-knee boots, which look AWESOME with leggings, check out this pair:
And if you want to slip on a pretty pair of ballet flats because – like me – all of this heel height is making you a little bit nervous, I love the deep purple of these pretty CUMMINGHAM ballet flats:
I will leave you with some eye candy – this is my favourite pair of new pumps to come out of ALDO this season. I like this stripe detail; they’ve done it in some darker colours too but I love that this is a fresh take on the standard nude pump that has become so popular:
1. What’s your favourite shoe style from this selection?
2. What’s your take on heels? The higher the better, or do you like to go low?