Are you still using old-school rules for choosing the right shoes for a cocktail dress? Modern fashion guidelines are about making fearless, bold choices that make you feel good from the tip of your updo to the bottoms of your peep-toed pumps. Fortunately, today’s fashion-forward woman has Her Secret Vault, an online boutique headquartered in New York City and offering a stunning array of women’s clothing.
Check out these tips from the Her Secret Vault style mavens:
The location, time, and attire guidelines on the invitation should be your first point of reference for choosing the right shoe. Keep the weather in mind, especially when considering open-toed shoes, and the location of the function. A pair of strappy high heels is perfect for a summer wedding—as long as you won’t be standing on a beach or a damp lawn. Rhinestone detailing will make a fashion statement at an evening affair, while wedge espadrilles are perfect for daytime.
Those four-inch stilettos may look amazing, but will you be able to dance in them all night long? Treat your feet right with shoes that feel as good as they look. If high heels aren’t your thing, don’t be afraid to choose flats or a low heel. In fact, a ballet flat in a funky print or patent leather can make as bold a statement as a pair of pumps.
You can choose a shoe that matches the color of your dress or the color of your accessories. A black cocktail dress with a red handbag and matching red pumps are sure to pop (particularly with the perfect red lip color). But a monochromatic look is classic and polished if you can find a shoe that matches the shade of your dress. For bold-print dresses, choose shoes in the color you want to be noticed most. Still not sure about which color to choose? A nude shoe in your skin tone is always in style.
Now you know how to choose the perfect shoes—it’s time to find the perfect cocktail dress! Visit Her Secret Vault online for women’s fashions with a bold, modern sensibility, and follow them on Instagram to stay on top of today’s hottest trends.