How-To Wear Sneakers
Sneakers are trending, so it’s time to leave those heels at home and opt for something a little more comfortable. Sneakers are cool and simplistic, creating a unique and unexpected element to any outfit, dressy or casual.
Heels.com TOP 5 TIPS to master this trend
TIP #1 For a casual daytime look pair a basic pair of dark denim skinnies, tapered at the ankle are perfect for rocking the sneaker trend. If you’re wanting to be a bit more dressy just adjust the color palette and try sneakers teamed with an all-black ensemble. The real key is confidence anyone can pull off this trend if they are confident in what they’re wearing.
TIP #2 Simplicity is very important when styling your cool-girl look, especially if the sneakers are colorful or graphic. The key is to start with a neutral palette especially if you have never attempted this trend before.
TIP #3 You can wear them with a dress or skirt, just be careful of the length. In my opinion slip-ons work the best, especially for beginner sneaker stylists. These are easy to wear, super chic and go with anything, plus they look great in a leopard print!
TIP #4 Make sure you always cuff those pants and show your ankle a little, otherwise the look becomes sloppy. Since the sneakers are so casual you want to make sure the length and proportions of the denim are on point so your outfit is clean and balanced.
TIP #5 Don’t wear socks, or at least don’t let them show. This again adds an unneeded element to your ensemble which can make your cool-girl outfit appear sloppy.
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The High Heel’s Work Out
Here at Heels.com we love high heels, but sometimes our heels don’t love us back. So, we have designed a simple workout routine with easy-to-do moves that can strengthen your legs, improve your posture & make you look HOT in your heels. High heels can cause pain and injuries in the knees, lower back and neck so its very important for high-heel wearers to strengthen and stretch these areas to prevent injury.
Bound Angle Stretch: From a seated position, bring the bottoms of the feet together with the knees bent out to the sides, and interlace the fingers around the toes. Inhale and press the hips down and reach the crown of the head up towards the ceiling. Drop the shoulders down and back and press the chest towards the front. Press the knees down towards the floor to open the hips. Some benefits are the bound angle opens the hips and chest, lengthens the spine and stimulates the reproductive, nervous and respiratory systems.
Lower back “Superman”: Lie on your stomach with your hands and legs stretched out. Raise your left leg and your right hand at the same time, hold for three seconds, then alternate legs and hands.
Basic squats: Stand with your feet apart, slightly wider than your shoulders. Bend your knees until you’re almost sitting, then stand up. (Important: Do not let your knees pass your toes.) On the way down, push the buttocks as far back as you can and lean forward with your upper body. Do three sets of 20 repetitions.
Lower back Stretch: Lie on your back. Bend your right knee and use your left hand to pull it over the left leg, keeping the upper body flat. This will “spiral” your spine and stretch tense lower back muscles.
You Can Also Do:
Calf stretch: Raise your toes against the wall and keep your heel on the floor. Lean forward and stretch, holding for 12-15 seconds.
Calf raises: On the floor or preferably on a step, balance on the toes of one foot, cross the other behind. Raise your entire body up and down, trying to reach full range of motion in each direction. Do three sets of 15 repetitions.
SHOP THE LOOK
Summer is coming and it is gladiator season! The Aldo – Tharesa is the perfect pick for any occasion. There is no better shoe to amp up some cut off shorts and a T or pair with a sweet sundress. This cool, casual style features a fierce fringe trim and embellished straps that hit right below the knee. With this sassy, versatile shoe you can’t go wrong!