My Heels story + Contest
All Photos by Zedrik Europe
I wasn’t always into heels this much. About a year ago, I remember being more of a sneaker (or any flat shoes for that matter) kind of girl. I would immediately brush off the idea of wearing heels when it was suggested and would only give in if there was a super important formal event I needed to attend.
Fast forward to now, I sometimes find myself wearing heels almost everyday in a week. Even if it’s just a casual window shopping sesh at the mall, or a quick dinner date with Miguel after work, I would still opt for heels. They might be torture, but if you find a great pair with just the right height and fit, you’ll be hooked.
Heels, for me, can put some fancy or edgy (depending on what kind of heels) vibe in any outfit. Imagine a plain white shirt with light denim jeans. Imagine it being paired with sneakers, versus being paired with heels. It gives off a completely different look. I’m not saying sneakers aren’t cool, they are and I love them but if you want a more put together, #GirlBoss look, heels are your bestfriend.
CHARLES & KEITH is definitely one of my favorite brands when I’m on the look out for new heels and bags to match with them. They got all sorts to fit every personality, I definitely found several pieces that spoke to me and thus, another haul.
Read more and see how I style my heels in my daily grind. Maybe it be a lunch date, chill hangout with friends, or to events.
A Hybrid event calls for a hybrid outfit.
/ hy·brid / adjective
of mixed character; composed of mixed parts.
What’s a hybrid event? It’s kind of hard for me to explain, it’s like those fancy events sprinkled with a little urban street culture. If you’re going to an affair like that, you have to look the part, too.
For events like those, I usually combine contrasting pieces. For this outfit, a sleek black body-con dress, minimal nude heels, neat low bun hair, spectacles, and to throw the outfit off the fancy schmancy category, I put on an oversized vintage bomber jacket and a structured leather backpack.
What I’m wearing:
Dress by H&M | Bomber Jacket is thrifted | Nude Heels and Structured backpack by CHARLES & KEITH | Spectacles by Shade.specs | Necklace by Forever 21
Lunch Date with the Boyfriend
I’m really not into feminine ensembles but I can’t help but lean on to my lady like side whenever I go on dates with my boyfriend. Well actually, if you took out the scarf I used as a headband and replaced the pretty peachy bag with something more dark and hard edged this is a pretty edgy outfit. Hah hah… like I said I’m not girly, so to make up for the overall cheerful hue of this look, I put on these timeless black strappy heels.
I absolutely love this color scheme a lot though. Light denim really looks great with light airy colors. It just screams, “hola I’m so fuuuhresh and ready for Spring!” Kidding. Half kidding.
What I’m wearing:
Nude bodysuit by Topshop | Mom Jeans by Levis | Black double strap heels and peach handbag by CHARLES & KEITH | Scarf by Céline | Watch by Triwa
Chill sesh with friends
If there’s anybody else I can totally be myself with aside from my family and boyfriend, it’s with my friends. They have seen me without make up, in my house clothes, they’ve seen me wasted, haggard, and all other uglier sides of me. So what’s the point of dressing up when I’m just going out for a chill sesh with them?
Now I know what you’re all thinking, “chill sesh but you’re wearing those heels????” I get you, but like I said before, when you find the right height and fit, it won’t be so much of a torture anymore and with jeans that look like you were just washed up from a shipwreck plus a cute little backpack and pastel pink sunnies, well, for me, this outfit is as chill and happy-g0-lucky-vibe as it gets. Besides, the warm camel color of the shoes is really calming.
What I’m wearing:
White halter top by Topshop | Frayed Jeans by Zara | Brown Platform heels, Pastel Pink Mirrored sunnies, and Structured backpack by CHARLES & KEITH
These outfits basically sum up how I wear my heels on a daily basis. If you’re the type who, like my old self, immediately dismisses the idea of heels, I say give it a chance. It opens up a whole new set of styles and looks. Trust me ;)
Which of these looks do you like most? Share it with me as 1 lucky reader might stand a chance to win a shopping spree at CHARLES & KEITH through the following steps:
- Like the CHARLES & KEITH Facebook page at facebook.com/charleskeith.ph
- Like your favorite look from my STORIES through this link: http://bit.ly/CHARLESKEITHSTORIES
- Tag 2 of your friends on the photo you liked
We will be choosing 1 winner of a P10,000 shopping spree at the CHARLES & KEITH flagship store in Bonifacio High Street from the look with the most likes! Contest ends on Easter Sunday, March 27th and winner will be announced on March 28th.
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