Footwear designer Nidhi Bhandari advises that if you wear a colourful dress then you should opt for subtle, toned-down footwear so that it can complement the outfit.
“If you wear a bright-coloured dress, sport a beige-coloured shoe or sandal with it. If the top of the dress is light-coloured or toned down, wear colourful shoes with it,” advises Bhandari.
She adds that people who are tall can also wear heels but they should opt for only half-inch heels or less. “Heels offer a good posture and adds to the way you walk and look,” emphasises Bhandari.
Festive wear for women
> Wear eye-catching shoes.
> Ensure that shoes are comfortable as there might be a lot of running around during this season.
> Slip-on’s are good options and strappy sandals will also look good.
> Open-tie shoes can be worn to show off your pedicured feet.
Festive wear for men
> Mojaris are a good option as are traditional open chappals.
> Closed shoes are a no-no.
> Post-monsoon, wear open shoes so that the feet can breathe. Sandals and flats are recommended.
> For the workplace, pastel shades or black or brown shoes are recommended.
Tips to maintain shoes (for men and women)
> If you are going for an outdoor event, avoid wearing pencil heels, as they might sink in the mud.
> Clean your shoes as soon as you reach home.
> Keep shoes away from water.
> Try to keep the shoes in a cloth bag or keep it wrapped in a cloth.
> Don’t keep shoes one on top of another, as it might spoil the shape.
> Ensure all the shoes are kept in a shoe rack.