Outdoor mixing is finally allowed which means the all-important girls night is back. The ultimate planning for hot girl summer has begun and so has the outfit prep, whether you are starting off with a bottomless brunch or soaking up the spring sun with a day session in the beer garden. Any boss babe knows that a killer outfit must be paired with a cute but comfortable pair of high heels for a successful and pain free night. Need inspo on your perfect pair? We got you.
In our latest blog, we’re going to help you get back into mastering the art of wearing heels, don’t worry boo we got you! After months off wearing comfy slippers it is time to refresh your SS21 shoedrobe and step back into the world of heels. We’ll show you how wearing your new fav new style doesn’t have to come at a cost, find out how to stay stylish and pain free in our most comfy heels.
Resort Towelling Block Heeled Mules
SS21 is the season of bright colour and we love to see it. We are OBSESSED with our new in Resort Heeled Mules! The towelling material paired with the block heel is the perfect style to support you until last orders. Resort features a padded toe thong upper strap, square toe and a 3.5 block heel. Pair these as a pop of colour with matching accessories to an oversized shirt.
Idolize Wedge Heels
Walk out of lockdown like the baddie you are in our killer Idolize Wedge heels, these will level up the ultimate beer garden fits. Idolize features a 6” wedge heel and platform sole. The chain and padlock detail creates the ultimate glam grunge look, for all your summer styles. Pair these with figure hugging midi dress or jeans and a nice top.
Elsa Block Heeled Mules
Heeled mules are HOT this season. When it comes to the perfect footwear to complete your beer garden outfit style, this comfortable block heel has got you! Elsa features two ruched cross over straps and a 3.5”block heel which will transform an 80s vibe to any outfit, especially our Lilac colourway. Pair these with a fresh pedicure for the ultimate cute yet comfy style. FYI these are also available in wide fit!
Rejina Block Heeled Strappy Sandals
Taking it back to the 90’s. We can’t get enough of a pastel colour this season especially when it comes to heeled mules. This adds a playful twist to an essential style as well as having a 100% comfort level. We would pair these with an oversized blazer or a corset top with straight leg jeans for a more retro look.
Amora Chunky Sandals
Not a ready to step back into the world of heels but still want a little height? Amora is the perfect fit for you, featuring a 1.5” chunky platform sole and two braided PU upper straps. The Monochrome vibe on our white colourway is especially a staple piece for your SS21 look! One thing is for sure, these will be your new comfy go to.
Jolly Weaved Chunky Sandals
Prefer to rock a comfy pair of sandals babe? No fear, we’ve got you cover. Jolly features a chunky sole and lace up strap detail. These sandals will add an edge to all your summer outfits! Here at PD we are pairing our Jolly sandal with a bodysuit and our fave denim shorts.
Bay Knot Detail Sandals
Every girl needs a statement pair of sandals in their shoedrobe. Bay features a PU knot detail upper strap and flat sole. Choose from Black, Choc or Nude for your neutral yet chic style. Here at PDHQ we are pairing these shoes with our fave summer dresses.
Heels are not everyone's vibe but you can still step out in style in a chunky pair of boots, these may be your saviour on a cold night whilst sat in a beer garden.
Genius Knee High Chunky Sole Boots
You can never go wrong with a pair of chunky boots, a trend that will see you through each season in style. Genius features a chunky sole and a knee-high design. When it comes to comfort these boots are the OG. We would pair these with a Knitted vest over a white shirt.
Trust Chunky Platform Ankle Boots
A pair of these babies can level up your entire ootd. Keeping it chunky with a platform sole and sock ankle boot design. Pair these with a matching co - ord for the perfect post lockdown outfit you’d be proud to share on the gram.
We’ve shown you our favourite styles but now we’re going to treat you to a few tips and tricks on how to walk the walk…
Step one: Practice makes perfect.
Ok, so it's been a while and we all want that post - lockdown glow up but we might need to take it back to the beginning. PD's first step is to practice. Why not start with a block heel or flatform to get used to wearing heeled shoes again!
Step two: Stretch em' out.
Although we are finally out of lockdown, we still have a few months to go until the ‘out out’ nights make a comeback, which means this is the PERFECT time to stretch out those ankles! Trust us, you will be so grateful when you're dancing until the AM come June. You can find a variety of YouTube videos sharing how to stretch out your ankles meaning you'll be good to go when the big night out arrives.
Step three: Which style is best for you boo?
Once you have got your confidence back it is time to level up. We are thinkin' a style with an ankle strap or a lace up heel, either of these will give the added ankle support you'll be needing after months off. Not feelin' either of those options? Then platforms are 100% your new bestie bae, platforms will provide the height without making your foot arch too much.
Step four: Let's start walkin'
It sounds silly but walking in heels really is going to be a shock to the system after so long out of the game! Repeat after us - Heel first and toe second. Start with placing your heel onto the floor first which will then be followed by your toe. Remember to keep your knees super straight when strutting your stuff as most of the stomping comes from either of these three:
- A bent knee
- When your toe and heel is flat at the same time
- When your toe is touching the floor first
So for the perfect walk (obvs before a cocktail or two, all goes out the window after that) straighten those legs and walk heel to toe. You got this!
Head up high whilst walking, no looking down at your feet (or heels, not matter how much you adore your new PD babies) but on a serious note, make sure to look ahead when walking and maintain that balance bae😘