The shoes you choose say more about you than you may realize. Have you ever noticed how your eye is drawn to especially pretty, high, trendy or pretty color shoes? Last Christmas, I saw a woman I know slightly at church. I can’t tell you what she was wearing, but I was fascinated by her shoes. He was wearing pumps with holly berries and leaves worked into a striking holiday theme. I had never seen Christmas shoes before, and have not seen them since. Just recently, my daughter stopped by on her way home from work. She was wearing a fairly nondescript top and dress pants, but her shoes stood out. She had chosen light green spring flats embellished with chiffon flowers. Much like a picture, shoes can speak a thousand words about your style.
If you choose to wear embellished ballet flats as my daughter did, they say that you are a comfort-seeker who may be on your feet a great deal during the day. You have an eye for fashion and enjoy pretty new styles and colors. Choosing flowers shows your feminine side, the girl who just loves a bouquet and may spend her weekends working in the garden. Choosing flats with bows sends a similar signal; here comes someone who loves to combine comfort and style for a corporate look. If she’s wearing leopard print ballet flats, she’s a bit more fashion-forward and likes to be on the cutting edge of style. She probably prefers a portfolio to a bouquet and is ready to kick her way up the corporate ladder.
Women who wear Grasshoppers are generally outdoor girls who love walking, gardening, and enjoying the warmer weather with family and friends. They are oriented to comfort, seeking a classically simple look they can wear with shorts, skorts and capris. The gal who chooses Aerosoles flats has an eye for style, yet is more concerned with her comfort. She also may be one to love walking and spending time outdoors. These women are often seen walking dogs and playing with children in the park. The woman who chooses running shoes may or may not be a runner, but certainly seeks the support and comfort a runner needs. She’s probably on her feet a great deal, spends much of her time outdoors, and may walk, jog or run. Never discount her abilities; she may be a marathon runner.
If you’re wearing pretty pink peep-toe platform pumps, you’re bright, optimistic and ready for spring. You love color and style and know that it always helps to add a few inches to your height. Women who choose trendy ankle strap animal print pumps are generally leaders, trend setters and fashion forward thinkers. They are confident and self assured, always ready to meet a challenge. Those wearing smooth leather stacked heel pumps are probably teachers, professors and other professionals whose lives are centered around their work rather than their wardrobes. They want classic style and unbeatable comfort to be on their feet much of the day. Choosing Mary Jane pumps brings back memories of childhood and has a bit of a retro flair. Mary Jane lovers have grown up, but cling to a special part of them that was a little girl and remembers wearing Mary Janes to Sunday School.
Glittery high heeled strappy shoes say you’re a gal who’s ready to party and who loves a night on the town. If you have to sacrifice a little comfort for height and style, you feel it’s well worth it. You love to shine and show the world your best side. You make snap decisions rather than weighing the consequences and feel that life is a game to be played. You’re the central character in that game, unafraid of what life throws at you. Now, look at your feet and see what kind of shoes you’re wearing. What do they say about you and why did you choose them? Need some new looks for spring? View the slideshow for a dozen of the most popular spring shoes you may want to shop.
As always, maximize your style and minimize your spending.