STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: You Look Strapping

Summer is here and that means warm nights and going out with friends. A versatile outfit can be your best friend, transitioning from day to night with ease. A pair of ankle strap heels can transform your look from laid back to polished in seconds. This new trend is fit for everyone because this style of heel can vary in heights, meaning those of all heel-walking skill levels can embrace it.

Ankle strap heels vary in height but all have a (typically) thin strap that goes around the ankle (hint the name). The height of the heel has an effect on the difficulty or lack there of, of the shoe but the strap makes it more secure and more comfortable to walk in. This small detail makes all shoes with ankle straps (sandals, flats and heels alike) slightly more flattering. It draws attention to the ankle, the part of you leg that is normally thinnest – elongating your legs. Whether you pair them with a dress or boyfriend fit jeans, these shoes add a flirty feel to your look.

There are so many possibilities with these shoes but this Fashionista used them to transform her outfit from relaxed to chic. Paired with loose fashion shorts, a classic black oversized tote and a vintage, denim Aritzia jacket—she’s created a look she can wear downtown with her girls or to a nice family brunch. Her patterned shorts add a focal point in the outfit and the texture of the jacket creates dexterity. However, in the end it’s the ankle strap heels that reinvent this look.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “I recently got these shoes and I’m already in love with them. I’ve always wanted my own pair because you can wear them with just about everything and you don’t want to rip them off your feet an hour into wearing them either. My advice is to get a pair of shoes with ankle straps because not only do they make your legs look longer, which is always good, but you can wear them with everything.”