Are High Heels for You?

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated November 26, 2014)

Fashion trends are just that: trends. Different fashions go in and out of style all the time. You may pick up your fashion magazine this summer and see that high heels are in vogue, but may wonder if high heels are really the right fashion for you. Some people can really pull off high heels, and for others, high heels may not be such a great choice. If you're debating about whether high heels are for you, things about these points before making your final decision.

Some really like the look of high heels and others rather prefer the flats look; either is acceptable in today's fashion trend, and so the question at hand now, is just whether or not you should opt for the high heels now and again. In defense of high heels, I have always liked how they add a new level of sophistication to an outfit. If chosen well, high heels can really up the quality of your ensemble, giving you a new layer of poise and classiness. Heels can dress up jeans, capris, a t-shirt, or just simply add to a pair of dress pants or a skirt. Even within the "heels" shoe category, you have different levels of formality. One of the main perks about high heels is that they are versatile and can comprise an entire genre of fashion.

Then again, heels can be hazardous. You have to be able to balance well to wear high heels, and you need to be able to walk with a noticeable degree of grace and poise; it shouldn't be obvious you are trying hard to keep yourself from falling over. Depending on your job or career, high heels may or may not work. If you have an on-the-go, errand-running kind of job, then either you need to avoid wear high heels altogether, or you need to be quite adept at moving quickly and safely in heels. Some women have the latter talent, and others do not—don't force that talent just for the sake of wearing cute shoes, because you could end up harming yourself.

You also will want to consider your personality when deciding if high heels are right for you. If your personality doesn't quite fit with high heels, then wearing high heels could make you feel uncomfortable (despite the obvious feet-hurting discomfort). It is completely acceptable if you don't feel comfortable wearing high heels, and there are plenty of other shoe options out there from which you can choose.

So, next time you ask yourself "Are high heels for me?" you can better figure out that answer. Consider the occasion, the use, and yourself—you'll make the right decision and never regret it!

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