Everything You Need to Know About Shopping

Everything You Need to Know About Shopping

Two tips for shopping for shoes to wear to a special event

by Mary Jenkins

If you need a new pair of shoes to wear to an upcoming event, here are a couple of tips that should make the shopping process a little easier:

Take the style of your outfit into consideration as well as the colour

When shopping for shoes, most people focus primarily on finding a pair in a colour which will work well with the rest of their outfit. Whilst this is a sensible approach, it's also a good idea to ensure that the style of the shoes you're considering buying will be in keeping with the style of your outfit, as this is likely to have more of an impact on how your outfit looks as a whole.

So for instance, if you intend to wear a retro, fit-and-flare dress similar to the kind worn by women in the 1950s, then it would be a good idea to look for pin-up shoes for sale, as the dainty heel and rounded toe cap of this type of shoe would mean that it would blend in seamlessly with your dress.

Conversely, styles of shoes such as gladiator sandals or high-heeled ankle boots would clash horribly with this type of garment (even if they were the exact same colour as it).

Make sure the pair you select are comfortable

Unless you will be sitting down for the entire event, it is important to make sure that the shoes you select are comfortable enough for you to stand and walk around in for relatively long periods of time. If you choose a pair which, whilst beautiful, are extremely uncomfortable, your special occasion will be spoiled by the blisters and throbbing pain in your feet.

It's not always easy to determine if a particular style of shoe will fit your feet well. However, there are things you can do to increase your chances of purchasing a comfortable pair.

The first thing you should do is try on the shoes in the evening. Feet swell up over the course of a day and are at their largest and most tender at night. As such, a pair of shoes which fit perfectly in the morning may rub against your feet and feel painfully tight in a few hours' time.

The second thing is to order the shoes online, rather than buying them in a brick-and-mortar shop. When you're in a shoe shop, with a store assistant hovering over you, you may feel that you can't really spend too much time trying on a specific pair of shoes. At most, you may spend a minute or two wearing them before you have to take them off. This is simply not enough time to determine whether or not they are comfortable.

Ordering them online will allow you to spend plenty of time walking around in your own home in the shoes, testing them out and deciding if are truly a good fit (if you want the option of returning the shoes if they are unsuitable, make sure to only walk indoors on clean flooring, so that you don't mark or damage them).

Contact a company like Nichole Jade Boutique for more information and assistance. 


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Everything You Need to Know About Shopping

Believe it or not, shopping can be a serious business. My name is Alice and this is my shopping blog. I have always loved shopping. As a teenager, I would spend hours hanging out at the various malls which were located around Sydney. However, as I got older, I got lazy and started to order things straight out of the catalogue. All of this changed when I went on a cruise around the South Pacific. The ship had an onboard shopping assistant who reignited my passion for shopping. I learnt so much from him. I hope you learn as much from my blog.