In Christian Dior’s own words, “you can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes”. If that feels too intimidating, we’re here to help you pick the right pair and style it with everyday outfits.

  1. 1.       Comfort is Key

It doesn’t matter how good those shoes look on the rack; if you can’t walk in them, don’t buy them. Nothing spells disaster quite like hobbling around in high heels or shoes that pinch your toes. For daily wear, look for flats that can be taken from day to night. These t-strap flats from Paragon stand out because of its bright peachy-coral color and some sparkly detailing. You can wear these with basic outfits like denims and a tee or with ethnic wear to add a simple but classy splash of color to your look.

  1. 2.         Call attention to your feet

Sometimes when you want to oomph up your look, the key is to go all out with your footwear. Make a statement; wear a bold color, OTT heels or maybe something with a whole lot of bling. Pair these statement shoes with any plain outfit to look instantly glamorous.

  1. 3.       Balance your shoes with your outfit

If you wear a dainty, delicate dress then wearing chunky heavy shoes will make the outfit look imbalanced on the whole. Save the heavier footwear for days when you layer up or wear sturdier pieces of clothing like a jacket.

  1. 4.       Be occasion appropriate

Flip-flops like these are great on the beach or a casual day of lounging with your friends but they look inappropriate in a setting more formal than that. To look like you’ve made an effort without looking too formal, you can opt for a pair of slip-on casual shoes or espadrilles instead. They give you all the comfort of flip-flops while also looking dressy. They work best when worn with chinos or slim fitting denims and a solid shirt or tee.

  1. 5.       Invest in a good formal pair

While you may have your regular formal shoes to wear to work everyday, it is a good idea to invest in a high quality pair that you can save for special occasions – dinner dates, out of town business conference or when you have to deliver an important presentation. Shoes like these will really complement a well-tailored suit.

These are the 5 basic tips you need to remember when you go shoe shopping or when you’re wondering which footwear to pair with your outfit of the day. You can shop Paragon’s collection of stylish and affordable footwear here