While it’s more common to hear the phrase “you are what you eat,” it’s probably more accurate to say that you are what you wear. Think about it—the first thing you notice about someone is how they present themselves. Are they wearing high heels or combat boots? Are they wearing (gasp) socks with sandals? From a person’s jackets or dresses to their accessories, a wardrobe says a lot about who they are and what they want you to think about them.
For this reason, and many more, it’s in your best interest to take your outfits and accessories very seriously. You may not think that a wristwatch is important, but you couldn’t be more wrong. A singular timepiece exudes class in the way a cheap drugstore watch simply can’t. If you’re looking to impress someone at a business meeting, for example, maybe don’t opt for denim jackets and yoga pants. Business wear (blazers, blouses, pencil skirts, and the like) paired with a classy timepiece are the way to go. Plus, of course, the right pair of high heels.
So, with that in mind, it’s time to think long and hard about how to put your best foot forward. And which high heels to put that foot in, in the first place.
Jewelry and Other Accessories
Sadly, there is such a thing as too much bling. While we may want to wear diamonds and gold all day long, it simply isn’t realistic. First of all, if you come in looking like Mr. T, you’ll find that people won’t take you quite so seriously. Not everyone can pull off that look. Actually, probably only Mr. T can make that work.
It’s much better to have one statement piece and let all the rest of your accessories complement that. One great way to get that unique signature piece is to buy a beautiful luxury watch (or more). For buyers of luxury watches or vintage watches, it’s worth knowing that you can find a Breitling, Rolex, Patek Philippe, or Audemars Piguet online at a pre-owned luxury watch market. Imagine striding into a business meeting and rolling up your blazer sleeve to reveal a new watch—a Rolex. Everyone in that meeting will immediately take your words into account.
The Right High Heels for an Air of Confidence
If you’re going to dress to impress, you need the right pair of shoes to do so. One important thing to dispense with right away is the idea that super high heels are for everyone. Simply put, if you can’t walk comfortably in stilettos, don’t wear them. Block heels can look just as classy, and you won’t be impressing anyone if you’re teetering around on black heels—even if they are the most beautiful black heels anyone has ever seen. If you can walk comfortably in heels, though, you should definitely go for it. The confidence that a tall pair of nude heels or strappy sandals can give a person is incredible—if you can pull it off. Buy a couple of pairs at online heel stores (find one with free shipping) to see which ones make you feel the most confident.
Once you’ve narrowed it down to the type of heel you want, make sure you’re pairing the shoes with the outfit correctly. A little black dress will allow you to get away with colorful high heels or sandals, while a colorful casual outfit should probably be paired with something tamer—like nude heels or black heels. Shoes that go seamlessly with your outfit make you feel more confident, which is what people will pick up on as soon as you sashay into the room.
If you’d like to make your jewelry, shoes, scarves, and other accessories count, first consider who you’d like to emulate in your look. Then, find a few signature items that make you feel as fabulous as you look.