Shoes are the one accessory I live and breathe. My love of jewellery, scarves, hats and bags is often fleeting, but shoes are a constant love affair. Sky high stiletto heels that make your legs go for miles, chunky heeled boots that you just want to live in and jewelled sandals that give you an ultra chic ‘fashion blogger in the Maldives vibe – I love it all! This season, we are all about jumpsuits, however finding the perfect shoe to complete your newest outfit can be a little challenging! When you’ve got new hem lengths, proportions and shoe styles to work with for jumpsuits and playsuits, it’s hard to know which shoes you should be wearing. Never fear, we’ve got you covered!
Shoes to wear with fitted Jumpsuits
Finding shoes to pair with your fitted jumpsuits (especially throughout the cooler months) is quite probably the most challenging shoe styling decision! You’ve got a fitted ankle with the jumpsuit and then you need to choose a killer pair of shoes – what to do? Firstly, avoid any shoe that that covers most of your foot but leaves a little skin showing between the shoe and the jumpsuit – that is never a good look. It’s all about creating a harmonious look so it’s best to avoid anything that looks too disjointed.
If you’re a flats person, a sleek pair of studded flats or a pointy, structured style will be effortlessly chic and will take your look from the office to after work drinks. For something a little more casual, a structured sandal or flatform style will be perfect for your weekend daytime outings in the warmer months. When it comes to winter however, pair your jumpsuit with a heeled boot that you can tuck your pantsuit leg into – just keep in mind that this only works on a very fitted pantsuit like the Zimmerman Rhythm Flocked Dot Jumpsuit.
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For those of you who never leave the house in anything other than heels, you’ll be all about the fitted pantsuit look because heels will make your legs go for miles! Choose a classic pointed heel for a sophisticated style or work with a summery style with a toe and ankle strap. Either of these styles will create the illusion of supermodel long legs – hooray! Opt for a neutral shade like nude, black or charcoal to keep your look harmonious and let your jumpsuit shine!
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Shoes to wear with a wide leg Jumpsuit
I adore a wide leg pant! It is elegant, it elongates your body and there is no end to the style of shoe you can pair with it. To keep your look long and lean, opt for a classic nude heel which is perfect for any occasion and any colour jumpsuit too. This will be perfect with a classic structured number like the Carla Zampatti Titania Jumpsuit. If you’re wanting something a little more of a statement in your shoe, pick up a colour in your jumpsuit for your shoes, or if your jumpsuit is black, opt for a bold red or teal tone. This will keep the look harmonious while still giving you a pop of colour in your accessories.
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If you’re heading to a casual outing, a wide leg jumpsuit paired with flats will create an effortlessly relaxed look that will have you turning heads for all the right reasons. Work with your favourite brogues for that highly coveted ‘model off-duty’ look. Any neutral shade will keep your look relaxed, just opt for a pair that are more matte – patent can come off a little OTT for a casual occasion.
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Shoes for Playsuits
The more flirtatious or cheeky alternative to the jumpsuit is the much loved playsuit. With hemlines falling at a mini length, a playsuit is your best friend when you want to show off your legs and of course, your shoes! Some shoes wait a lifetime for a special outfit and if there were ever a time to bring them out, it’s when you’re rocking a must-have playsuit.
When showing off your legs, it’s important that your shoes and complete look match the occasion. You’ll want to keep flats on your feet for those casual lunches and afternoon barbeques but if you’re headed out for a night with the girls, up the ante with your killer heels. The short length of a playsuit like this Alice McCall Gypsy number allows you to play with virtually any shoe style so have fun and just remember to keep it occasion appropriate.
Now whenever you’re heading out in your favourite jumpsuit or playsuit you know that your look is complete from head to toe!