Tips to wear your high heels without pain all day

For most women, high heels are THE fashion high mark. Because how a woman looks and importantly, feels, totally changes in high heels.  She is a goddess, a diva, a conqueror in high heels.  It is amazing what heels do to a woman.  As her personality changes, her outlook and confidence go up.  The way she carries herself is more poised and graceful. And she is suddenly a different person. That’s why it’s so important to know some tips to be able to wear high heels without pain 🙂

Given all of this, it is obvious women want to wear heels all day.  However, for all their pluses, heels can be quite killing.  In addition to being uncomfortable, they also cause knee pains and other issues. But what do women do? Every outfit planner out there is recommending heels. Every fashion portal has women sporting them. And you have so many in your wardrobe already.

Wear them you must, and you will! It is better to look at ways to do so with minimum problem.  Please, check these tips and wear your high heels all day without pain:

Use insoles

These are the most effective way to conquer discomfort in high heels.  Because they provide great support to feet.  When you are wearing heels, you stretch the arch to maximum. And this is not how the human foot was designed. The best names in footwear cannot prevent this stretch.  This is how the style is meant to be. Instead, use insoles so that you can wear them for longer durations.  Also discuss your particular challenges with your outfit planner. This will help to find the perfect fit.

Using insoles is a tip to wear your high heels without pain

Choose a comfortable height and style

Not everyone can wear every style.  And this goes for everything in your wardrobe. From clothes to shoes, each individual chooses an item personally. For instance, just because one graces stilettos doesn’t mean you can too.  While some of you walk in wedges easily, others might stumble and fall over.  So, take care to choose the right height and style for yourself.  And do not leave this decision to your outfit planner. Because you are the best judge of your comfort level.  If it is platform heels for you, so be it.  Take the call based on comfort first.

Girl choosing high heels to wear

Tape third and fourth toes

Are you someone who hobbles back to the car after extended activity on high heels? Like you cannot wait to get away from the limelight? And chuck out your heels? If yes, you need to follow this trick.  This is a sure shot way to keep discomfort at bay.  Counting from your big toe, tape the third and fourth together.  Make sure medical tape is present in your wardrobe.  There’s a nerve running between these toes and extended periods of standing leads to pinching of this nerve.  And taping the third and fourth toes together helps alleviate the pain. 

Ask your outfit planner what kind of tape to use. Nude medical tapes are good to hide them from view. And you would not want an unseemly piece of bandage peeping out of your stylish heels. However, even Scotch tape works as good.  When in a hurry to leave and expecting extended standing, use this.

Girl wearing heels

Wear no-show socks

This is another great way to take some pressure off your poor feet.  Before you slip into your high heels, don a pair of no-show socks. And it is best if you get some in silicone.  Your virtual outfit planner app, Chicisimo, can advice buying options. You can donwload it  here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). These provide a layer of protection.  And your feet will chafe much less in high heels.  You can wear them all day with least discomfort.  Silicone is easy to use since it takes on the shape of your feet. 

These no-show socks also come with an added feature. In addition to protection, they have anti-grip properties as well.  This means you are in a much more stable state in your high heels.  And with these socks doing the gripping, you stress your feet that much less. So you can thus wear them for prolonged periods. Need more? Then continue reading for more tips to wear your high heels all day!

Girl wearing no-show socks

Use foot numbing cream or spray

Celebrities and socialites are now resigned to painful feet. Because they need the looks. And they cannot crib about discomfort.  Consequently they are given to searching new ways of comfort. Seeing how heels enhance looks on apps like Chicisimo, you get tempted too.  Many of you love wearing high heels to work.  But a whole day on them can be very distressing if they hurt.  So, try out the various foot-numbing sprays/creams available OTC.  No more worries about wasting the high heels in your wardrobe. Follow the instructions on the pack to get best results.  You will surely get relief from pain and go through your day.

Using foot spray is a tip to wear your high heels

Do foot exercises

It is essential to do foot exercises at the end of the day.  As you need to be on your feet again the next day. It is wise to exercise them in order to release the pain.  Exercise helps to undo the unnatural position of feet in high heels. It is a good idea to consult a podiatrist and get best advice. And they can prescribe best exercises to get the circulation going.  Keep your feet healthy and in good shape. How else do you plan to ace the looks that Chicisimo comes up with?

Doing foot exercises is a tip to wear your high heels

Pamper your feet

As you all know, high heels add an element of oomph.  You know you would love to be in them.  Your outfit planner will propose them every other day.  Is it not best to pamper and look after your precious feet well? Come back home to soak them in warm water with Epsom salts.  And use moisturizing creams and massage oils on your feet.  Then massage them the best you can. And at the end of the day put your feet up, literally. This helps drain away the strain of the entire day. Also schedule a feet massage and pedicure regularly.  Having your tired feet being pampered is a great feeling.  Not only that, they get rejuvenated to begin a new week of hard work.

Girl having a feet massage

Heels are a wardrobe essential for the ultimate look.  Because when you own them, you own the look too. Go all out on your fashion potential and seize the moment! And use these tips to wear your high heels without pain all day!

7 tips to get the most out of your hats

Hats are one of the most stylish accessories a woman can own. Next to her clothes, it has to be the more important item.  A proper hat can jazz up an outfit several notches.  Granted they take up a lot of space in your wardrobe. But ladies, you just cannot do without. 

Wear them with confidence, as any professional outfit planner will advise you.  There are a few guidelines to follow though. As with any other outfit, one needs to keep in mind certain factors.  For instance, the weather, the occasion and the outfit- everything comes into the picture.

There is a saying, “She wears many hats”. Meaning the same person takes on different life roles.  This could also be interpreted in the fashion sense.  Those different hats present the same person in different styles each time. Chicisimo is a fashion app that can guide you in this aspect and that can be downloaded  here for IOS and here for Android (if you need information on how to start with the Chicisimo fashion app, please check this previous post.). As in any other aspect of fashion of course!  Check it for valuable suggestions and tips for the right choices. Below are listed some fashion tips to make the most of hats.

Up the fashion quotient

It not so much the hat that you pull out of your wardrobe that sets the tone.  That is what the right hat does to your outfit.  It can transform a simple dress into something ethereal, just like that. Needless to say, there are as many hat styles as dresses.  And you just cannot go randomly about.  Consult your outfit planner.

Get the most out of your hats with this outfit from Chicisimo fashion app

Get a hat for every season

Summer, winter or spring, one can wear a hat through the year. All you need to know is which is for what.  As well as choose the material of the hat carefully.  A floppy straw hat is great for summers and vacations, but certainly not for winter.  Similarly a beanie or pom pom hat will be perfect for the winter months. Not only do hats ward off seasons, they are so good to look at.

A daily outfit wearing hat from Chicisimo fashion app

And every reason

Sometimes you wear it, sometimes you flaunt it. Sometimes it protects, sometimes it adds oomph.Ladies, begin stocking up your wardrobe right now! There are just so many styles out there. But of course, that’s what we are! A sunhat for the beach, aah! A pom pom for the winters. A fedora that is in the ambit of women these days. There is a beanie for the cool casual look. A beret that ups the style quotient like anything. And then there are the fascinators.  These spell delicacy and class. Their very name tells a story. If you are attending a ball or the races, these are called for. Remember Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Yes, you got it now girls.

Get the most out of your hats with this wedding guest outfit from Chicisimo fashion app

Different materials

Hats can range from sturdy to cool to delicate.  Any outfit planner will advise you to go for lace hats for the delicate style.  These can be crochet hats that are easily available. Straw hats with wide brims are wonderful for summers.  Beach vacations too demand straw hats.  Not only are these super light, they come with wide and floppy brims. Ideal for the weather. Explore options in leather for the rugged cool look. Cowboy hats for example. These make a style addition to your wardrobe. Fascinators are a different category of delicate altogether.  They are embellished with ribbons, feathers etc. 

Get the most out of your hats with this summer outfit from Chicisimo fashion app

Try hats with different outfits

There is no end to different hat and outfit combinations. One canactually wear hats with any and every kind of dress. Wear floppies with dresses as well as jeans.  Same goes for berets and fedoras.  Wide brim fedoras look very stylish with dresses or tops paired with shrugs. In the winters pair your hats with jackets and scarves. Shorts go very well with hats of different types too. One can also try floppy hats with jumpsuits. With gowns and elaborate flowy dresses however, fascinators look best.  The whole outfit imparts a delicate and regal look.  Make sure you include one in your wardrobe. 

Get the most out of your hats with this winter outfit from Chicisimo fashion app

Best way to wear hats

Ladies, it is good to remember that not every style is for everyone.  A hat that looks great on one need not compliment you adequately.  It is best to consult stylists or an outfit planner regarding this.  Use an app like Chicisimo to get latest trends. However, the best way to hit upon a suitable style is to try it out. As simple as that. Going in person to a store and sampling the types. A lot depends on the length of your hair too. If you have short hair, it is quite okay with all types of hats. If on the other hand, you wear your hair long, think about it. One can either let hair loose on both sides, or plait it up. Either way will look good under a hat of any kind. 

A stylish outfit wearing hat from Chicisimo fashion app

How to store hats

A problem with having multiple hats is storage.  Ladies, plan for a big space in your wardrobe. While you can get any number of suggestions from Chicisimo, space is your own.  It is obvious you cannot just cramp them into a corner.  This would take the shape right out of them.  There is nothing worse than a crushed and crooked hat. A big no-no for style. And you do not need an outfit planner to know this. The especially delicate ones come in their hat boxes. They need lot of care and attention.

Head moulds work great to store hats.  A few lend themselves to hanging. An organizer is a good idea too. Hat stands of yore were very useful for temporary storage. Woven hats like beanies, pom pom hats and berets are easier.  You can pile them up one on top of the other. Make sure you keep hats covered to keep away dust.

As already stated, hats add extra dimension to your style. Juggle different hats around in search of the perfect look. Add an element of mystery and style to your outfit.