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Tip Of The Day: Don’t Wear Band-Aids and High Heels

While out on the town last night, I noticed a girl wearing a cute striped wrap dress and pink stilettos so tall they were worthy of Carrie Bradshaw. This outfit would have received my nod of approval, and I would have returned to sipping my beer, had I not then noticed the band-aids.

[If those adorable shoes rub your poor feet raw please wear band-aids—just keep them covered! Nothing makes an outfit go from cute to tacky like a stray band-aid. Photo by ashleigh290/Flickr.]

The girl had placed a band-aid on the back of each ankle, right above the shoe-line. Presumably she did this to keep her shoes from rubbing, which would have been fine if the band-aids had been hidden inside her shoes. But they were quite obviously there. The one on her left ankle was even half falling off. Nothing says classy like a band-aid dragging behind you. At least they were nude-colored, but as anyone who has ever worn band-aids knows, they don’t exactly blend into the skin.

Ladies, this is another case of when not to wear high heels. Please, if you just can’t leave those cute heels at home and must wear band-aids in order to survive, at least wear pants!

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Tip Of The Day: When NOT To Wear High Heels

A killer pair of heels can make a woman feel tall, powerful and sexy. Wearing them at inappropriate times, though, can make her look lean more towards the trashy or the ridiculous. Avoid wearing heels to these locations and you’ll never have a questionable shoe moment.

[Sometimes it’s best not to break out the stilettos. Avoid wearing high heels at the beach, sporting events and the airport. Photo courtesy cowbite/Flickr.]

The beach or the swimming pool

Only models and the ultimate fashionistas in the fantasy world of Sex and the City can pull off the swimsuit and high heels combination. Otherwise that outfit looks, well, more like that of a Playboy bunny. Plus no one can walk on sand in heels. Stick with some good ole flip-flops.

Sporting events

Keep the girly girl accessories to a minimum at sporting events. You can still look feminine without bringing out the stilettos at the ball game. Wear a cute outfit and some flats instead.

The airport

You may want to channel your inner adorable world traveler by wearing heels and carrying matching luggage, but the reality of the airport makes that shoe choice a bit unsuitable. Do you really want to hightail through the airport in four-inch heels because of a last-minute gate change? Or balance on one precarious spike while trying to take off your other shoe in the security line? You won’t be sorry if you wear your slightly beaten up, but most comfy shoes when traveling.

Do you have an embarrassing shoe moment? I’d love to hear about it in the comments section.

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Tip Of The Day: Matching Colors

If you’re looking in the mirror and you know that there’s something off about your outfit, but can’t figure out what, consider the colors. Often, if the colors match too closely your outfit just doesn’t look right.

[Consider your colors when getting dressed. Photo courtesy Yiping Lim/Flickr.]

Also, check to make sure your blacks match. Mismatched black pieces make an outfit look off.

Are you color-conscious? Do you have any pet peeves when it comes to matching? Tell me your tips in the comments section!

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