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Tips on Picking the Right Wedges

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I’m collaborating with DSW to bring you today’s post on the shoe world’s most polarizing shape: the wedge.  I spent years omitting the wedge from my closet. Ideally, my shoe collection was binary: either 4” heels or flats, but nothing in between.  It wasn’t until I started attending conferences (the kind where you have to stand all day…for a few days… looking professional and polished) that the wedge became a staple for me. Picking the right wedges can be somewhat difficult as there are many so many options and you know, so little time. So, whether you’re a wedge veteran or a veritable newbie, here are a few wedge-wearing tips to help you put your best foot forward.

  • First timers should try styles with a thin wedge and without a platform to ease in to the chunkier look.
  • If you are on the shorter side, a narrow wedge can work wonders for your shape, slimming your legs and adding a little height.
  • If you’re tall or have broad(er) shoulders, wedges will balance out your top half brilliantly.
  • Do try wedge booties or knee-high boots in the winter with tights, jeans or bare legs.
  • Do try strappy platform espadrilles in summer no matter what size and shape you are.
  • Keep it casual. They complement off-duty outfits better than glamorous attire.
  • Pair them with looser clothing like dresses and skirts of any length, but they are not as flattering worn with curve-hugging skirts or dresses.
  • Think streamlined when you wear them with jeans and opt for skinny jeans or flared jeans with a long hem that reaches almost to the bottom of the wedge.

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Wearing: Sweater c/o  PinkBlush / Jeans c/o Vanity / Booties c/o DSW / Bag: Phillip Lim Pashli / Sunnies: Celine / Lips: Dior ‘Night Fantasy’ / Necklace: Shopbop

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  • Brooke

    I am a huge wedge fan! They are so much more comfortable and easier to wear than stilettos or pumps. Great tips and I love the ones you’re wearing in this post!

  • Olivia

    I’m such a wedge lover! When you have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, you want a shoe that gives you some height without killing your feet. Wedges have become my best friend! This pair looks so good on you, and I love that yellow top!

  • KatWalkSF

    I love a wedge, especially in SF! Great tips!


  • CarlinaL

    I’m such a wedge girl, glad you are on the wedge wagon, lady! 😉

    xo Carlina

  • Jane Fitfabfun

    Love wedge booties as well! Great tips!

    xo, Jane