What’s up fashionistas! Last week we spoke about natural hair care tips. Your hair is the first noticeable part of your fashion so it is important to care for it. If you missed the article. You can find it here.
This week, we’ll be looking into an equally important part of your fashion that people sometimes ignore, your footwear. Your footwear is like the last thing you wear but it crowns your whole look like your hair does.
Sometimes, it is the first thing people notice about you and can leave a lasting impression on people that meet you. Now, how much attention should be paid to your footwear? Here’s what 5 fashionistas had to say about it;
But before we get into it, check out this e-flier.
Now, let’s hear people’s views on footwear.
1. “You should change it often” -Damilola Oyebanji-Peters
I pay attention to my footwear, I’m kinda a shoe freak and I like to look good. My foot size is quite universal, I use between sizes 42 and 43 which gives me ease when shopping for shoes. Sneakers are great for confidence and comfort and I enjoy wearing them for corporate, native and casual attires.
I think it is important to change your footwear often. I, for one, change my footwears regularly, I don’t wear them for long before I give them out.
2. “Carry your legs with confidence” -Tope Eniola
I am conscious of the kind of footwear I put on but that doesn’t mean I pay attention to it. As a lady with a large shoe size, I don’t find my shoe size often, so most times I go with what I have on ground.
I have however learnt to carry my legs with confidence no matter the footwear I have on. Shoe makers are gifts from God, they can come to your rescue if you have big feet.
“Shoe makers are gifts from God.”Tope Eniola -A poet
I don’t change my shoes often because I don’t find my shoe size often. But that doesn’t stop this baby girl. Toke Makinwa has nothing on me. I wear my heels to work and owanbe’s every time. I wear my sneakers for casuals.
3. “Wear reasonable footwears for every occasion” -Abayomi Oloso
I honestly don’t pay much attention to my footwear, as long as it is clean and it looks good, I move. My shoe size is pretty common, 44 is everywhere you turn. But I enjoy wearing palms, there’s a confidence that comes from the freedom I find in it.
I wear brogues to parties and boots to work. My job as a solar engineer requires climbing and you need comfortable shoes for that. You should wear reasonable footwears for every occasion.
4. “Change footwears with discretion” -Michael Olufemi
I carefully consider what I wear per time and that includes my footwear too. I sometimes find it hard to get my shoe size and I used to waste a lot of energy in the market looking for my perfect size. I have learnt overtime to get my shoes made. African shoemakers around know their onions.
Personally, I change my footwears with discretion. Depending on what I see and like, I don’t just go on unnecessary shoe shopping sprees. I wear shoes to work, sometimes sneakers, I wear palms and sandals on casual days. Almost the same for owambe, depends on the ‘inspiration’.
5. “Change shoes as often as you wear them” -Jonathan Ayeni
I usually have issues finding my shoe size, and when I do, they’re usually unorthodoxy expensive. Don’t guess. I have big feet. What works for me is cobblers. Most of my shoes are custom made.
I change my shoes as often as I wear them or how much I wear them. I change my tennis’s and trekkers frequently because I use them a lot. But I’ve got these designer dress shoes I only wear on special occasions. They still look new and I don’t plan on changing them anytime soon.
Personally, I would go for dress shoes for all work and owanbe’s. They can easily be made to look fancy or to look just average. Then, sneakers or crocs for casuals.
Your footwear is an important part of your fashion and you should be intentional about it. However, your comfort is important. Don’t wear ill-fitting shoes because you want to make a statement, you’ll hurt yourself.
Your style is a journey, take small consistent steps along the way.