CENTRAL DIARIES

Mad for Metallics

Are you guilty of storing your metallic heels for “special” occasions, and only dusting them off once in a few months? Well your answer is probably yes. How do we know? We just do, because we are exactly like you.

However, not anymore.

We love discovering ways to hack our wardrobe, so we did some digging, and put together a few easy ways to style metallic heels. Give your go-to black heels a breather and try these looks instead.



Basic Metallic Bae

The look: Slightly ripped blue jeans + a round neck full-sleeved white tee + pointed-toe silver metallic heels. Throw on a white blazer if you need a layer of formality. Accessorize with thin silver hoops, and stacked rings.

The reason we put this look as our number 1 is because it’s so crazy simple and we feel silly for not wearing this ensemble at least once a week. This works for a Friday at office, a date, a brunch, and even a night-out.



Go for Gold

The look: Ankle-length black trousers + black/ bottle green shirt/blouse + dark gold peep-toe block heels. Accessorize with a light gold chunky bracelet and shiny studs. Throw on a leather jacket if it is expected to get chilly.

In this look, the heels are the center of the outfit and holding everything together. So, the idea is to build a look around them since dark gold can be overpowering. Go for darker hues for the rest of the look so that they frame the shoes instead of clashing with them. Wear this to a night-out or a cozy dinner.



Dreaming Rosy Dreams

The look: A mauve /coral /white dress + rose gold strappy heels + shocking pink lipstick. Accessorize with a watch and pearl stud earrings.

We love this look because it just makes us feel pretty. Is there any better reason needed? Not. Wear this look to honestly wherever your heart desires. You just can’t go wrong.

(Call us psychic but we can tell that you’re already checking your bank balance to plan your next big splurge.)

You work hard, make your heels work harder

Summer is around the corner and we are already feeling the itch to let our feet feel the winds of change and enjoy themselves in a pair of striking heels. Although we are fools for our comfortable flats and all-purpose sneakers, we are beginning to indulge in heels instead of getting lazy about them.

While we usually love pairing our heels with dresses and jeans, this season is going to be a tad different. We took a page out of the runways and chalked out a few looks that we are going to be experimenting with. And you know we love sharing, so here are our top 3 looks which you must try with us:



Move over skirts

The resurgence of knee-length shorts has us excited. And what does this mean for you? You can give your skirts a break this summer because these shorts are slowly creeping into the market and taking over. And here is how you can pair them with heels.

The look: Khaki green loose yet structured knee-length shorts + white lace top + black/ navy blue/ camel brown platform heels. Accessorize with a belt and jewelry in gold tones.



Sway in fringe

– The fringe detail is another element we want to play around with. Particularly a midi-length fringe skirt. We put together a playful look for this fun trend.

The look: Dark brown high-waist fringed skirt + black crop top + metallic heels. Best part about this look? You can play around with the color of the heels as much as you’re feeling. Go for gold metallic or even an emerald green. Since the rest of the look is a balance of neutrals, the heels get to be the champions.



One for the brave

– This look comes with “not for the faint-hearted” tagline.

One word: Neon. Now there are clever ways to incorporate neon into your look if you’re hesitant to experiment. Here is what we are thinking.

The look: Neon pink oversized top + white pants + strappy heels with shimmer detail. Keep your makeup neutral with a nude pink lipstick and accessorize with pearls or Swarovski crystals. This look is all about balance, and here the neon pink teases the strappy heels while the white pants maintain harmony.

We are feeling really bold and are excited to try the third look, tell us which one your favorite is.

Heels on and ready to roll

 

We love the fact that we are now in an era of fashion wherein wearing sneakers, with everything, is not only acceptable but also a statement. Be it a laid-back day look with a frilly dress and a pair of platform sneakers or a day at work with leather sneakers and a chic maxi skirt. Not only do they look cool, they are oh so comfortable.

Okay, so while we are usually rallying to build our cool sneaker collection, you know what our one true love is? A killer pair of heels! And to be honest, what’s not to love. They are the perfect pick-me-up to any outfit, make us feel on top of the world, and saving the best for last: they make our legs look bomb.

There is no such thing as too many shoes, and to that tune we created a robust list of the top 10 heels that should be laying at the foot of your closet.


Sassy Sequins

Given that it is wedding season all-year round, a pair of sequin-laden shoes ought to be a part of your kit. They are versatile and just the right kind of drama to accompany your well thought out lehengas and sarees. A classic pair in black and gold are enough to get the job done.


Glam Gladiators

Those short hemlines need a worthy companion, and only a pair of gladiator heels rise to the occasion. They are high on the glam factor, no matter how tall or short your legs are. Pair them with dresses, skirts, and shorts which are a few inches above the knee and don’t forget to splash on some nail paint on your toes.



Playful Platforms

Need a pair of heels which will let you stand for hours and at the same time make your calf muscles pop? Platforms heels are the answer. That little support at the front accompanied with an equally high heel, provide comfort and style. Plus nothing beats people exclaiming, “How are you spending so many hours in heels, that’s amazing!” You can just smile and click your platform heels together, like it’s no big deal.



Chaotic Colors

For days when you’re feeling extremely low-key in terms of putting together an outfit and all you want to do is throw on a pair of mom jeans and a half tucked-in shirt, you need a pair of bright heels. No other accessory can take your look from laid-back to chic quicker than a pair of colorful heels. Add colors like a firetruck red, sunshine yellow, and azure blue to your collection.



Purposefully Pointy

When it comes to must-have shoes, pointed toe heels will never go out of style. You need these babies in your shoe closet at all points of time in life and for every occasion. Be it an important engagement at work or a date-night. If you don’t own one yet, go for a metallic silver pair and then build your collection from there.



Dressy Damsels

If you’re on Pinterest, you have probably seen dress sandals there a few thousand times. And that is not for nothing. Thin strappy sandals are absolute statement makers. They are high and tangle around your feet with easy sexiness. We are currently crushing on a pair in rose gold, and we recommended wearing them to anywhere from a formal occasion to a dress-up night with your favorite partner-in-crime.



Flirty Femme

Heels with dainty details like flowers, crystals, pearls, tassels, and diamantes are an absolute guilty pleasure. They are beautiful to look at and one almost feels guilty wearing them out, but hey! every pair of heels deserve their day in the sun. Make sure your collection has a few super flirty heels with pretty details. Especially for days when you’re feeling extra femme fatale.



Mad Metallics

Another trend that we cannot get enough of are metallic heels. And well, you can’t blame us, and we won’t blame you when you stock up on not one but a few pairs of metallic babies. Silver metallics are an absolute must-have but also look out for metallic heels in collectible colors like green and mauve. These heels are perfect for a night-out and weddings.



Cheeky Checks

Although an unconventional choice usually, but a pair of heels with a checkered pattern are chic without trying to be. Imagine yourself in your favorite blue jeans, a creamy lace button down top, and a pair of block heels with a check pattern. Effortlessly chic right? Yes, yes it is. Buy it, strut it, and thank us later.



Spirited Shimmer

If you’re someone who is all about the finer details and not over the top, then the perfect heels for your collection are those with just a touch of spunk. Look out for heels with subtle shimmer detail. Go for darker colors like a deep navy or black to give you the most wear ability and high usage.


All this talk about heels, looks like we already have our plans set for the weekend. Time to stock up on a few new pairs of heels and create occasions to wear them.

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