Clothed with Grace: It's in the Styling: Tip Four, Add a Heel

Friday, July 19, 2013

It's in the Styling: Tip Four, Add a Heel
































Now, I love flats and flip-flops as much as the next girl and tend to wear them a lot in the summer to the park, zoo, etc., but they tend to make my already short (5'4") frame appear even shorter and bulkier. The simple fix, add a heel. Almost every outfit I put on suddenly looks better in a heel or wedge then it does in a flat. Want to look longer and leaner? Make a heal your new best friend :)


I also decided to enter Chippmuck.com's Expert Shopper Contest again with this outfit. I came in 7th last time and the top five won. Help me make the top five this time by loving my look here. You can vote each day too. I seriously appreciate it ladies!
It's crazy how adding a heel instantly lengthens and slims my figure.  Like I said above, I love sandals, but I'm wearing this with heels for a lunch date with a girl friend. This look was inspired by Tara, I loved the mix of print and texture in her look so decided to give it a try here, and am loving the result.   Here are some more pictures of this outfit:







Top: Target $9 same
Shorts: Loft $16 (now can't find online)
Necklace: Express $12 same
Bracelets: Stella and Dot Foundation, and Harlow Kohl's similar in gold
Shoes: JCrew similar



31 comments:

  1. Yes, heels do make everything better! Love your outfit, thanks for the mention :)

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  2. Sometimes just a bit of a heel makes all the difference! Love this outfit and those shorts!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  3. Yes, heels make all the difference! I always get a little extra pep in my step when wearing heels :) Love this shorts too.

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  4. I should wear heels more often since I'm so petite but I do love my flats! Happy Friday!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  5. I love your lace top with the floral shorts! I love my flats (all umpteen pairs of them), but heels definitely make a difference!

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  6. I do wear mostly flats (especially around Jim since he's shorter than me) but I feel good in heels too, they make such a difference to the look of an outfit. I really like your outfit here, I get the Tara-vibe from it!

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  7. I am definitely all about the heels!!!!! I love the way they make my legs look. I still wear flats/flat sandals all the time but I feel great when I wear wedges/heels!

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  8. Those shorts are the ones I almost bought last weekend! Now I'm wishing I had them - so cute! You are absolutely right about adding heels, too. I really love how versatile these brown wedges are. I need to find a 2-3in wedge that is relatively comfortable and will go with everything!

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  9. A little heel always gives you that lift! Elongates the leg and makes you look more pulled together. Awesome Ginny! I love your top and shorts. So cute! Wishing you a beautiful weekend my friend!
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  10. amazing what just a little height on your heel can do
    love those shorts!
    Brett

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  11. just adding heels gave it a whole different look! really loving the styling tips series

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  12. Oh how I wish I could wear heels. I love your look, though, those wedges are awesome!

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  13. Ooohhh I want those Shorts. Hope to find the at my Loft. I am going Shorts shopping and Old Navy, Gap, Loft & The Limited were the stores I planned on looking at. =) You styled them in such Girly way. And yes HEELS make a HUGE DIFFERENCE, i agree.

    Have a Great Weekend, Ginny.

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  14. Lovely look girl! I really like your necklace and those shorts are so cute!

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  15. Love this! Great tip!!

    XO,
    Rebekah

    rebekahrgilmore.blogspot.com

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  16. You look amazing !
    I really like your blog, what do you think about following each other?:>

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  17. I love those shoes! You look pretty :)

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  18. I love wearing heels, I feel so frumpy in flats. You look great in this outfit and I love the colours and pattern of your shorts!

    Good luck in the comp - I voted for you, let us know how you get on.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  19. Couldn't agree more, I'm 5'1" and flats are usually not a good look on me!

    Amy
    www.mariposamedley.etsy.com

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  20. What a great tip- there is such a difference in your outfit by adding the heel- great illustration! (I love the teal/mint/blue color combo too- gorgeous!) Love how you mixed patterns and textures!
    Valerie
    www.the-style-files.com

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  21. I really love this outfit, particularly the navy top! Wearing heels really does do wonders for your legs. I am 5'5", so I'm not exactly long and lean--I need to remember to add some heels into my rotation!

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  22. Love this outfit! You're right... adding heels instantly adds a little glamour to a look and makes everyone look a little slimmer. I love to wear heels, but I tend to gravitate towards my sandals when I know I'll be running after the kids.

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  23. I hardly ever wear heels since I am tall...but they really do improve an outfit! How do you make it through a school day wearing them?!

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  24. The heels certainly make a difference. So elegant and flattering.

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  25. I love wearing heels too (okay maybe not all the time) but they do make a difference! :)

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  26. SUCH a great tip! I definitely this outfit with a heel better - I think women should embrace them a bit more since they elongate your leg and show off any muscles you have. Cute shorts!
    xoxo,
    Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

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  27. It's so true that heels just do absolute wonders!

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