If you no longer can or want to wear heels, there are many attractive options offered in flat shoes. The look for today is one that I would wear out to dinner, to a party in someone’s home, or other social function such as a play or musical performance during the holidays.
The crystal earrings are by Ralph Lauren. I am very strategic with my placement of “bling.” If I wear any rhinestones at all, there are only one or two pieces. The dome ring here and the earrings are enough. Bright silver items such as the link bracelet can have just as much impact without looking like I have worn every piece from my grandmother’s jewelry box.
My velvet smoking slippers are by Tommy Hilfiger. Materials such as velvet, satin, brocade, or metallic leather make footwear more special for the evening. If you are wearing a shimmering dress or top, keep the shoes on the plain side. If your outfit is relatively simple, you can wear more ornate shoes. Wearing both creates a visual overload. As I age, my feet are less attractive, so I now avoid shoes that say “Look Here!”. When I wear shoes that show the top of the foot, I never wear socks or opaque tights; instead, I choose sheer silky pantyhose. I never wear trouser socks or knee highs because the band always shows through pants. In warm weather, I wear these shoes with Sheec no-show socks found here. Sheecs are the only no-show socks (shown below) I have ever worn that stay in place.
When wearing a long top or jacket, I balance the look with slim-fitting pants or leggings. The beautiful long jacket is by Lior Paris, and the liquid leather leggings are by Clara Sunwoo. Both were gifts from my friends at My Fair Lady.
The gray satin camisole was from Express last year. Another styling tip, I always belt a loose-fitting long first layer to define the waist. The hook style belt is old from Chico’s. The clutch is also a few years old.