Wardrobe Wednesday - Let's talk heels!

High heels are my VERY FAVORITE accessory!  Heels make every outfit complete - especially for a photo shoot!  The higher, flashier, and brighter - the better!

1.HEELS ARE FLATTERING. Not only do they make the photo, they flatter our legs! They define our leg muscles and give the appearance of a longer, leaner leg and they add height! 

2. HIGH HEELS DRAW ATTENTION. The add a focal point to your outfit. Your clothing could be plain in color and style, but add a heel and now you are wearing a stylish ensemble! It is the easiest way to dress up and sexy up!

3. ENHANCE CONFIDENCE. If you were to put on a pair of slippers, or put on a pair of heels, your confidence changes. Your attitude changes. Naturally, putting on a heel brings a sense of empowerment - like you are ready for "business".

Knowing what types of heels to wear when, is important. There are 4 types of heels:

Pumps

Pumps are a classic style of heel with closed toes. This type of heel tends to look very professional, so it is often worn at the office. The heel lengths on pumps vary greatly in height, so a buyer can easily find one that suits the look she is trying to achieve.

Stilettos

Stilettos are a sexier type of heels. These heels are at least two inches tall, but many are four inches or more. Stilettos are the ultimate high heels, but they may not be suitable for all settings, such as wearing them in a conservative office environment.

Wedges

Wedges refer to the style of the heel which looks like a wedge. These are a comfortable choice when a woman has to wear heels for extended periods of time. Wedges come in a variety of heights and styles. Although they are commonly worn during the summer, there are styles of wedges appropriate for other seasons. A woman can even purchase wedge boots.

Kitten Heels

Kitten heels are a very short heel that is a popular choice. This is a useful type of shoe because it is short enough to walk in easily and is more casual than some other types of heels. Kitten heels look lovely with summer dresses, but they look just as good when worn to run errands.

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The heel trends for 2016 are pointed toes and statement heels. Heels that make a statement by the sparkle, jewels, colors, ribbons, patterns, etc.  When considering heels for a photo shoot, we recommend a pump or wedge for family photos, senior portraits, or full bodied corporate photos. For the boudoir shoot or modelling and fashion shoot, we recommend a stiletto. 

As I am writing this blog, I am realizing that my heel selection is slim. Time to go shopping!