High heels are back: here’s how to match them with clothes

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Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, sales of dress shoes, mostly heels, fell 71% towards the end of 2020. Make a comeback and how. Here is a list of the trendy heels and how to pair them with the best of your wardrobe.

Block heels
Made quite thick, block heels are the perfect transition to the power heel. The ultimate marriage of comfort, class and portability, chunky clogs are here this season although they can be a bit tricky to pair.
Due to their nature, clogs will attract attention more than anything else in your attire, so be sure to keep the rest of the ensemble light. Avoiding long pants, dresses, or skirts will help you avoid looking heavy or awkward with this choice of shoes.
Plain pants and a little higher on the hem will really bring out the magic of block heels.

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Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Kitten heels
Another smooth glide from the reigning comfort of trendy, street-style home slides is the effervescent kitten heel. For every Marilyn Monroe comfortable in the tallest of high heels, an Audrey Hepburn is perfectly happy in one- to two-inch kittens.
Kittens are versatile and come in trendy styles like mules, pumps, sandals, and even boots. Stilettos are comfortable and stylish work clothes and go well with pantsuits and dresses, going well from morning to night.
Conservative fashion devotees swear by pump kittens, but other styles like pumps, mules and sandals work just as well in the office as they do in the evening.

Compensated
Platform heels zoomed out on our post-pandemic lives straight from the ’90s and we couldn’t be happier. Safer than stilettos and more visually spectacular than kittens, platforms give you height and come in the form of sandals and even lace-up sneakers. Pair wedge peep toes with summer dresses to give your outfit a youthful glow, or wear them with cigarette sandal pants for a more professional setup.
Lace-up sneakers can also be worn with skirts and tops, to give it a casual look. The cleats only keep things comfortable for your arches, it’s your choice of shoe that really speaks.

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Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

high heels
Be brave or go out with this towering number on your toes. Stilettos are fun, and they scream happier pasts and hopeful futures. Style demands the ultimate sacrifice of comfort, and style aficionados gladly oblige themselves.
Whether making a powerful statement in the boardroom or putting your spotlight on the dance floor, stilettos take pride of place in a shoe lover’s closet.
Wear them with sarees for weddings, with evening dresses, or just replace them with sneakers or pumps over jeans when you’re feeling a little bit older. Stiletto heels have usually come out on prime occasions, but there’s no rule that they can’t come out on a happy and regular day.

Elizabeth J. Harless