The higher the hem, the lower the heel

When you get advice from Tory Burch, you take it. I love this rule because it doesn’t say “never” or “always;” it is simply an easy rule to keep you from looking too frumpy or too scandalous on any occasion, no matter what you’ve decided to wear. In a longer, fuller skirt, stilettos are fair game. In a mini, you probably want to lower those heels, depending on the occasion.

I’m a huge fan of the recent trend of low block-heeled sandals, and they pair so nicely with a pretty mini! I think this will be a trend going into fall, but it definitely works well for warm summer days as well. I’m ready to stock up on mini skirts in fun patterns and colors that will go perfectly with an easy blouse or tee. They’re the perfect shoe because they are easy to walk in and are comfortable, yet give you a little bit of extra height. For shorter girls like myself (I’m 5’4″!), it’s a great option to have in your closet.

left to right

Skirt: H&M $60 + Shoes: Cole Haan $198 $160

Skirt: J.Crew Factory $65 $16 code BANANAS + Shoes: ALDO $70 $35

Skirt: Theory $315 $125 + Shoes: New Look $29

Skirt: French Connection $148 $60 + Shoes: LOFT $80 $42



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  1. I read often that the longer the skirt or dress, the lower the heel, but that it also depends on your waistline.
    If you don’t like high heels, you might just not exceed your max heel height for shorter skirts. 🙂

  2. I read often that the shorter the skirt or dress, the higher the heel, because the leg, being more visible might need more definition, than with a long skirt :). Dunno, it depends, I think low shoes can give great definition too.

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