If you’re anything like me, 5’5, you know all about the short life. People pat you on the head, and admire your petiteness. And all you want to do is reach the top shelf at Target for your favorite cereal. Can I get a witness? Actually – NO! No, witness – I try and make sure there is no living soul around before I jump, climb or embarrass myself in reaching for my box of Cheerios.
I’ve grown to love my small stature and on days, when I want to be a little bit taller, I thank the world of fashion for giving me that chance.
There’s one special way I love to heighten my experiences: HEELS.
In one simple step you can turn everyday pieces, like a pair of shorts, into a sexy and sophisticated ensemble.
A pair of shorts and stilettos are the perfect combination, when you do it right.
Be sure those short shorts aren’t too short, or pairing them with heels can look tasteless. School gave us a good rule, and anything around and below your fingertips is nice. Nothing too tight or the classiness will be lost.
When you find a shoe that speaks to your soul, you just have to go for it! There are tons of options these days that won’t kill your sole. Chunky mid heels, wedged mules, platform sandals, and 3-4 inch stilettos can help you update your wardrobe, and reinvent a look you already love. (My only hard and fast rule on shoes is to wear shoes with good traction in the winter, because black ice has left a few bad bruises on my bum in the past. Those boos with the fur ain’t nothing if they endanger my life.)
Here are a few options of shoes I’ve been loving lately:
I use to dance, so I can relate to bad feet, ugly feet, hurting feet. I try to be wise and wear a healthy blend of shoes that my grandma would approve of, and shoes that still allow me to feel sexy as I trot through Rittenhouse Square. Nike and Birkenstocks, Converse and even Crocs are my favorites and work for me on lots of weekends. What shoes do you love most? Step out a bit, and share in the comments below!