You know that old adage, “You wear 20% of your clothing 80% of the time”? That’s definitely me when it comes to my shoes. Every day I pass over my beautiful heels and wedges and choose the same old flats. That ends now with The High Heel Challenge. For the next 30 days, I’ll be wearing high heels five times a week.
In the September issue of Glamour, I ran across an interview with stylist Rachel Zoe, who said getting dressed should be a head to toe experience. I realized I was completely disregarding the “toe” of my outfit and left my 11 pairs of heels totally untouched.
When I was in high school, I had a huge collection of shoes and purses. Over the years my purse collection has gotten smaller, and up until recently, I believed my shoe collection shrunk as well. However, when I lined up all my beautiful pairs of heels and wedges, I realized I was still in love with shoes.
Since then, I’ve felt held back when it comes to wearing heels. I’ve lived in or around cities for the past seven years, meaning I do a lot of walking, which may be the reason for my heel neglect. However, I came across a piece of advice in another September glossy that said heels made to be seen so when you’re at your desk or walking to and from somewhere, wear flats. So every day this week, I’ve been carrying my heels in my bag and putting them on once I get to work.
Only time will tell how I truly feel about heels and if my habits change or not. All I know for now is conforming my feet to all my “new” shoes is painful!