Shoes, dear shoes. Oh, how do I love thee? Of course, I’m not the first women to be completely obsessed with my shoe collection. And nor will I be the last. First, there was Cinderella, then there was Carrie Bradshaw. Oh, and then there was me and nearly every other female out there, if we’re counting.
Indeed, I’m yet to meet a woman that doesn’t have strong feelings towards their shoe collection. But have you ever wondered the actual reasons behind the obsession?
Shoes give you more confidence. I am frequently asked ‘why do you buy so many shoes?’ and the simple answer is ‘I just love the way that you can put on a pair of shoes and feel so different – Shoes for me are my rescue remedy and they give me that extra bit of height and I need all the help I can get there!’
IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE
‘Wearing the right pair of shoes can improve your posture. Anyone with back problems knows that a lot of problems are due to slouching and wearing the wrong shoes. Shoes can change your appearance, and I’m a firm believer in nude heels elongating your legs. The best investment shoes are a pair of well made and well cut nude courts.
COMPLETE AN OUTFIT
Simply put, shoes complete an outfit. A little black dress can be dressed down with some flats, or alternatively, dressed up with great heels. A change of shoes is all you need to go from smart to casual or vice versa. They represent the icing on the cake, but flipped over.
There’s such a variety of shoes out there; shoes perfect for all occasions, wellies for festivals, heels for special occasions, every day comfortable shoes, boots for the cold and snow, sandals for the beach…just so many different shoes for different occasions to fill your wardrobe with!
SIZE DOESN’T MATTER
Shoes, it has to be said, don’t discriminate. They adapt to our changes without missing a beat. Or step. Indeed, we can pile on a few extra pounds and our shoes will always forgive you by still fitting. That’s the beauty.
YOU CAN COLLECT THEM
Shoes are collector’s items. Some women have even been known to even buy shoes that don’t fit just to have them on display in their house. Wardrobe candy, indeed. Move over the V&A Museum!
THE TELL A STORY
‘There’s a great old saying that you can tell all you need to know about a person by the shoes that they’re wearing. Tell a story, play on it and go elaborate by adding some adding drama to your outfit
It has been proven that buying new shoes increases the shopper’s dopamine levels by an unusually large amount. A natural high that makes you feel good and have self-confidence? Count me in!