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SHOP MY PICKS: Day-to-Night Heels


Franco Sarto Heels; Captured by Grace Harper Photography

I'm back with more practical style! I proposed possible posts to my Instagram followers, and there was equal interest in day-to-night posts on flats and heels. I already discussed some of the challenges with transitioning shoes from work to play in my previous post, SHOP MY PICKS: Day-to-night Flats. Now I'm giving you my picks for heels!


With more working women kicking butt from day-to-night, shoe brands' selections have evolved to the increasing demand for comfortable-yet-chic shoe selections. Depending on your needs, job demands, and personal style, it can be hard to find the perfect pair (or the time to shop for them). I'm here to help by providing an array of options I think are great for a variety of all three of the aforementioned considerations.


DAY-TO-NIGHT HEELS

When shopping for practical heels that transition from day to night, I prioritize the following:

  1. Heel height. In general, long days in high heels pose a threat to practicality. So when transitioning heels from day-to-night, you need to know your tolerance for heels. As I've mentioned before, wearing heels is a practical way to get a work out, but the workout is not meant to displace comfort. The Katie & Kelly heels I've selected are on the higher side, while the leopard Sole Society heels I've selected are shorter, and depending on your tolerance, perhaps more manageable for long-term wear.

  2. Heel width. The second priority - heel width - is complementary to heel height. Thinner heels can effect balance while thicker heels aid in an easier wear, all around. So when shopping for a day-to-night heel, it could be in your best interest to search for cute pairs with a wider heel. Nowadays, heels come in a variety of heights and widths so finding a pair to suit your needs is possible, it just can take some work. Personally, I love the height of the classic, black Gianni Bini heels linked below. If you're looking for a wide heel that's a little higher, the nude, suede Franco Sarto heels are a wardrobe staple. I own many pairs of Franco Sarto shoes, and they are by-far some of stylish, chic, and comfortable ones I own! ALSO. No one said that wide heels have to be boring! I linked some fun and contemporary alternatives -- like the Kate Spade and Schutz clear heeled slides -- that are perfect for adding a comfortable, quirky punch to any work look.

  3. Support. My last priority when curating this list is support. Extra support in a shoe can come in the form of ankle straps, sling back straps, or platform bottoms. Extra support is good for long-term wear, and I wanted to provide you with a few options that support your daily life, not detract from it. I love an ankle strap so I linked a few pairs - I'm loving the punch of red from these Louise et Cie beauties. For sling backs, I linked this black pair from Naturalizer with the trifecta: wide, medium height heel AND sling back support. Great as an everyday office option. Lastly, platforms! Platform pumps lend extra support but I picked some more casual, platform options for the office. These tan Naturalizer wedges are bound to be both comfortable and trendy. Sorry science friends, can't wear these open-toed beauties in the lab!


SHOP MY PICKS:


I've also curated a list of day-to-night flats.


Do any of these speak to you? It's fun picking out practical pieces for you all and channel my inner #personalstylist!


Have a suggestion for a SHOP MY PICKS post? An idea for a STYLE blog post? Drop me a comment, and I'll do my best to cover it!


Looking for more style inspiration? Be sure to check out looks from my Instagram, FREQUENTLY WORN items, and WISHLISTS. As always, you can keep up with my everyday looks and adventures over on Instagram!


Until next time, stay practical (from day to night!)


Xo,


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