Heavenly Heels for Fall Dresses

heavenly heels for fall

Fall is here, and it is time to break out the cool weather wardrobe. But that doesn’t mean you have to store away all of your cute shoes. Fall dresses can pair wonderfully with some, but probably not all, of the heels you already have in your closet.

Here are some heels you will want to have in your collection this fall.

Short Dress with Leggings or Tights

Tights and leggings are not to be worn as pants, but they sure look great under a short or mid-length dress! This is a great way to transition a favorite summer piece into fall: just add leggings and a sweater or wrap. The variety of colors and patterns available is absolutely astounding, so you’ll be able to match any outfit.

A dress paired with leggings is just as versatile when it comes to shoe choices. Tall boots or short boots, known as “booties,” are the go-to, fashionable look, and there are beautiful high heel options for both styles. If you’re especially daring, try a pair of over-the-knee boots, like this pair by Zigi Soho. Avoid wearing pumps, as they can leave your outfit looking a little unfinished. A boot or heel with an ankle strap anchors the look and helps tights stay put.

Model wearing heels

Long Sleeve Wrap Dress

Who doesn’t love this classic look, made iconic by Diane Von Furstenberg? The universally flattering style should be a staple in every woman’s closet. Throw it on with your favorite pair of pumps, and you’re out the door. These dresses also look wonderful with a pair of wedges. The casual feel of a wedge can dress down an otherwise formal style, so you have more opportunity to wear your favorite wrap. These wedges by Jessica Simpson would look perfect with a solid color or pattern dress and will be comfortable all day.

You can also dress up the look of a solid color dress by pairing it with a stylish, patterned pump. Find a pattern with your dress color as an accent to add interest, or choose a pattern with brighter, complementary colors to really give your outfit a punch! A higher heel will add more drama, but look for a lower heel style if you plan to be on your feet for any extended length of time.

Sweater Dress

The sweater dress is the coziest way to look completely fashion forward. These dresses come in lots of styles, so there is a look out there for everyone. They are also easy to accessorize with belts, tights, scarves, and jewelry. You can easily change the look and wear it all the time. If you’re stuck in a style rut, there is plenty of inspiration out there to find a fresh new way of wearing the same piece.

Sweater dresses look their best when paired with tall boots or booties. Wearing a pump or wedge can seem incongruous since the dress is a heavier, warmer look. Textured styles pair especially well with sweater dresses. Boots with rouched suede, contrast panels, or a stylish buckle look great on everyone. Styles with stacked heels, such as these by Franco Sarto, are just as comfortable and casual as a wedge.

boots for fall

Start with the Shoe

Have a new pair of shoes and want to show them off? It’s easy to choose the perfect outfit to flaunt your new heels. Here are some examples of fresh styles with the best dresses to pair them:

  • Cowboy-style boot or bootie: This style can be tricky to pull off with a dress. Don’t get paranoid about creating a Western-themed outfit – go with it! Choose a natural waist, knee-length dress with a full skirt and throw a denim jacket over it. With such a strong clothing statement, keep jewelry to a minimum.
  • Tall, stretch calf boot with stiletto heel: This sleek style is perfect for creating a classy-yet-sexy evening outfit. Pair these boots with a sleek, body-con sweater dress for maximum wow factor.
  • Lace-up suede bootie: It’s impossible to pair such a casual style with a dress, right? Of course not! Put on those booties with a casual, belted shirtdress or chunky knit sweater dress for comfort and style.
  • Black leather pump: You can pair nearly any dress with such a classic choice. Wear them with your formal dresses or put them on with a work dress to add a little polish. Try not to wear them with thick tights to avoid uncomfortable sliding and bunching.

Conclusion

Fall may be a cooler season, but there is no reason to stick only to flats with your dresses. Remember your safety, though. You don’t want to put on your heels and get a sprained ankle. If there are slick or icy conditions, it is a good idea to wear a shoe with a little more traction, and then change to your heels once you’re secure inside. Have fun pairing the new season of dresses to the new season of shoes.

 

 

TOP TEN MUST-HAVE SHOES FOR AUTUMN

Many shoes need good homes to go to this fall. In the fall the weather begins to get a chill in the air, with this change brings new and wonderful styles to have in their closets, including shoes. Shoes can be a fun item to shop for, they can be dazzling or they can be simple. It all depends on the need and the personality of who is going to be wearing them. If you want to look for a particular pair of shoes for this fall season and if you want a must-have style of fall this list will help you. There are many styles, colors, and  sizes to choose from at Houser Shoes.

  1. Ankle Boots – Ankle boots are the hottest style this autumn. They have a statement to make and with many of the decorative styles to choose from they make a great statement.
  2. The Wedge – The wedge is back this autumn, bigger and better than ever. Every woman needs a wedge in their closet this year. Wedge heeled shoes are a great day shoe and a great night shoe. Along with the ankle booty, wedge heels appeared on many fashion runways.
  3. Heels- If you still call heels, pumps, that is ok. High heels, pumps, heels, whatever you choose to call them, and they have finally made the comeback that they deserve.  Heels have a wonderful way of making any outfit a little more elegant.
  4. Cowboy Boots- Who knew that cowboy boots would come back onto the runways. Many choose cowboy boots in different colors now. Cowboy boots can be fun to wear on a night out, or for a comfortable day in town. Cowboy boots are a fun choice for everyone.
  5. Flats- Every girl needs flats in their closet.
  6. Knee & Thigh Boots -   Whichever your preference will make a fine addition to anyone’s closet. Be simple with your outfit if you choose a thigh high boot. Make the thigh high boot the center of attention. Knee high boots are great paired with leggings and a sweater dress.
  7. Stilettos & Platforms- Stilettos are a wonderful choice for many formal events. Platform heels will be great for a lovely evening out on the town.
  8. Ballet Flats- For all of your fall festive needs, the ballet flat is there for you. Jeans and an elegant blouse make them shine.
  9. Loafers- Great for the working lady, loafers are not just for the office anymore. Wear them out on the town for a more casual look.
  10. Tennis Shoes- Of course tennis shoes is on the list. No one can go wrong with tennis shoes, they are great for long autumn walks to look at the beautiful foliage.

All of these must have shoes is what you can find at Houser Shoes! Whatever you choose , remember to shop with your personality. Have fun shopping and have a wonderful and colorful autumn!

 

HEELS! HIGHER HEELS! HIGHEST HEELS!

High heels have always been in women’s closets. Any season, women have loved high heels. Fashionable, quality and more importantly comfort is what we women look for in a heel. The comfort part is the hardest to find at times though. The fashions are changing when it comes to heels. In the last few years it has been about the higher the better, the more abstract of a heel the better, and the platform heel is better, that is all behind us now. In the fashion industry now, anything, as far as the size of the heel is concerned, goes. Whether it is a 2 inch or a 4 inch heel both are considered in style when it comes to fashion.

One thing is true in fashion, a good heel goes a long way. Many think that a heel can be the only shoe a woman should wear, and I admit, I do have more confidence when I am wearing a pair of heels ( of course I am only 5’1 in height). I am the modern woman who has a nice variety of heels and flats in her closet. Heels can be terrible for your feet, but that is why everyone needs a balance of flats and heels. It is also why finding a good quality heel that is comfortable and fashionable. These heels are out there, Houser Shoes has them. Houser Shoes offers great quality and fashion when it comes to finding heels. Houser Shoes offers sole inserts too, so it will be even more comfort on your feet.

Heels, higher heels, and highest heels there is a difference. Some consider a regular pair of heels as pumps. Pumps are heels, not overly high heeled, maybe 1, 2, or 3 inch. Higher heels is more of a balance between height and not to low, think 3 to 4 inch. Sometimes a wedge or chunkier heel style. The highest heels would be the stilettos, the spike, and the overly high platform heels, think of a heel 5 to 8 inches. No matter which you prefer, everyone can choose whatever style they like this season and it will be in fashion. When picking the perfect pair of heels , there is a couple of ways to do so, either way is good. Some will fall in love with a pair of heels, I , myself am guilty of this more than once,  purchase them and then buy an outfit to match them. The second way is to purchase an outfit and then find the perfect heels for the outfit.

Many colors, styles, and fashionable heels can be found this season. It depends on what you want in a heel and choose what fits your personality the best. Brands that offer quality and comfort to look for at Houser Shoes is Chinese Laundry, Pierre Dumas, Bare Traps, Life Stride, and Easy Street.  These brands offer good support and can be a great addition to any closet. Have fun when looking for heels, remember to pick up sole inserts, and let your personality shine with shoes.

Caring for Leather

By:  Tiffini Taylor

Leather is the most common material for shoes. Leather is a durable and sturdy material for shoes to be made from. Having a beautiful pair of leather pumps is a business woman’s must have; most all dress shoes for businessmen are made of leather. Leather boots are a must have for this Autumn. Leather shoes will last for a long, long time, if taken care of properly. How to take care of leather shoes properly is good knowledge, especially if you want to keep a good, comfortable pair for more than one season.  Leather is a great material for many items, leather shoes are a reliable footwear fashion for many different occasions.

Caring for leather is a process that can begin at the manufacturing of the leather item or at the shoe cobbler facility. The shoe cobbler can put a protective coating to help in weatherproofing the leather shoe. This will help in the longevity and durability of the shoes.  A weatherproof coating can also be applied after purchasing the leather shoes.  Many shoes weatherproof coatings come in a spray can for easy application. Other weatherproof coatings can come in an easy to use polish style to rub on to the leather shoes. Always let your leather shoes dry before coating them with any kind of cleaning product or weatherproofing product. Always read the instructions on the containers and follow them. They were put there to help maintain the beauty of the shoes for an extended amount of time. It is best to apply the weatherproofing product as soon as the leather shoe is taken out of the shoe box. This will help in a longer wear for the shoes also.

After weatherproofing them and wearing them for the first time, when taking them off hang them on a shoe tree. This will help the leather shoe maintain their shape and form, so the leather shoe will last a longtime. When choosing a good shoe tree, look for a cedar shoe tree- it is the kind that most shoe cobblers will recommend. Caring for leather shoes is important for your feet. Leather shoes can be terrible for your feet if you do not take care of them properly. Soles of leather shoes need to be properly taken care of to help in wearing of the shoes for extended periods of time and for more than one season. When taking care of the soles of your shoes this in turn will help in the protection of your feet. Eventually soles of shoes may need to be replaced, there are many shoe repair options to choose from.

When caring for leather shoes, there are leather shoe kits available. These kits come with more instructions to take care of your leather shoes properly. Follow these instructions and your leather shoes will last for as long as you want them to. To help maintain the beauty and shine of your leather shoes , shoe shine polish is available and there are still shoe shine stands around different areas to visit. At HouserShoes.com and Houser Shoes there is a quality to each shoe sold and whatever Houser Shoes can help with , Houser Shoes will.  Remember that a pair of shoes covers your feet and your feet do many activities and need protected. Leather shoes offer great protection and will last a long amount of time when properly taken care of.

Dance and Homecoming Shoes

 

Autumn means back to school and that means school dances and homecoming!  You found the perfect dress , now find the perfect shoe at HouserShoes.com. Don’t worry, men’s shoes are here to go with that tux.  It can be hard finding just the right and perfect dress for a dance ladies, so with many shoes to choose from this part is made easy.  For formal dances ladies have a choice between flats and high or low heels.  The kitten heel has made a major come back to fashion this Fall , ballet flats are always a great comfortable choice, and high heels makes all us ladies a little taller. Whatever your dress or personal style, finding the perfect formal shoe is all about you.

The flats this season are many colors and many styles. Flats are a comfortable and classy choice for any style.  To find a pair of formal flats it is important to look for elegance and a comfortable pair. This is so your feet will be good to dance all night. Metallic flats are always a great choice in formal footwear, basic black is always a good choice, choose an orange or pink ballet flat to go with your little black dress. Silver or gold flats can make any dress sparkle throughout the night. Some brands to look for to dance the night away are: Jessica Simpson, Cobb Hill, Clarks of England, Sketchers, Life Stride, Rachel Shoes, and Dansko. Flats make any feet feel better throughout the night.

Kitten heels or a low heel is a smart choice if you just want a little lift.  Kitten heels are all over for the Fall fashion. A formal dress shoe with a low heel is the best choice that someone who wants to have a little flare to their dress without being wobbly in a pair of extremely to high heels can make. Formal low heels can make your feet comfortable and make you feel like you have on a high heel. Formal low heels are elegant and can come in a multiple array of colors. There are many styles of formal low heeled dress shoes to choose from. Some are round toed, some are pointed toed and some are opened toed. Some brands to look for a formal low heel or kitten heel are:  Life Stride, Bernie Mev, Easy Street, Easy Spirit, John Fashion, and Cole Hann. The formal low heel makes for a nice elegant choice to dance anywhere at any time.

High heels are a girl’s best shoe for formal occasions. High heels can come in many styles and colors. Find a comfortable pair of high heels is the best advice I can give. Although, if you are not sure about the high heels there is always take a pair of nice, elegant, comfortable flats along to change into after a few hours. Actually, when wearing a high heel it is very good for your feet to have a pair of back-up flats to change into after a few hours.  A couple of brands to look for are:  Chinese Laundry and Pierre Dumas. Be comfortable!

Formal shoes are the best in something comfortable.  Guys can choose from brands like Clark’s of England and Bass. The important thing to think about when choosing a formal shoe , other than the color of the dress, is to find one that fits your personal style and that is comfortable. Remember, shoe inserts. Go have fun, be safe, and dance all night!

SUMMER STYLE RECAP 2013

Summer is ending and it is time to look back on the most popular styles of  summer shoes. What will carry over into Autumn and what is best to wear next summer. To begin with, many styles come and go throughout the different seasons, some are good and some will never be worn again. It is important in any season to shop for quality as well as style. This is where Houser Shoes can help. Whatever your personal style is , choosing the shoes to match your own personal style is always the best option. This summer there has been many designs of shoes to choose from. There is the always stylish sandals, ballet flats, sneakers and high heels.  There has been the return of the ankle boot for summer and nice wedge heels, too.

Sandals will be around for more summers to come. Sandals, including flip flops, have always been a staple in summer style. Coming in many different colors and styles, sandals offer a nice , comfortable, easy style that has always been perfect for the hot, lazy days of summertime. Sandals are easy to carry over into next summer, the summer after next summer , and so on and so forth. Basically, sandals will always be the best way for your feet to spend their summer days and nights in. Brands like Sanuk, Soda, Teva, B.O.C. by Born, Stacy Adams, Alegria, Dansko, Nunn Bush, Keen , Rainbow Sandals, Mephisto, Lifestride, Taos, Chaco, Chooze, Reef,  and Birkenstock will always make summer memories.

Summer is ending and a great style to carry into Autumn is ballet flats. Comfortable and cute, ballet flats are the go to shoe for many on the go. Ballet flats are great to wear on that special summer date night with a long, flowing dress.  In Fall , pair ballet flats with jeans and a simple t-shirt and great purse and you are sure to turn heads.  Ballet flats come in a multitude of colors, designs,  and styles now, so you can always find your favorites.  Nice brands like Union Bay, Easy Street, Franco Sarto, and Pierre Dumas are great for Summer fairs and Fall festivals.

Sneakers let you play, they let you do all the activities you want to participate in year round. Sneakers, tennis shoes, or whatever you choose to call them are the one shoe everyone wants and has a need for throughout the year.. Some good brands to look for are Easy Spirit, Skechers, Fila, Adidas, New Balance and Brooks. Having a good pair of sneakers can make your wardrobe complete.

High heels can go into each season, even the colored high heels and stilettos. In many styles, summer will always be a great season for these shoes. Simple summer dresses and high heels are great for any summer occasion, whether it is a night out with friends or a romantic date with a loved one. Brands of high heels to look for include  Pierre Dumas, Easy Spirit , and Chinese Laundry. A good, comfortable pair of high heels is a great addition to any closet.

Wedges have been becoming more and more popular as each summer passes. Every woman should have a nice , funky pair of wedges for summer, they make a great party shoe. Wedges look good with a pair of  Bermuda shorts or a nice, simple summer dress. In Autumn, a nice closed toe wedge heel can offer comfortable alternative to stiletto heels. A brand to try is Bare Traps. Wedge sandals come in as many colors and heel heights that you can think of. This is why the wedge will carry on for summers to come.

Ankle Boots have come to summertime. Ankle boots, instead of putting them into the closet until Fall , fashion grabbed them and put them as the  must have fashion of summertime. This will makes it easy going into Autumn because ankle boots are already in our closets.  Ankle boots have been worn with jean skirts, maxi dresses, capri’s and shorts this summer. Ankle boots are here to stay all throughout this year. Great ankle boots come in brands such as Clarks of England,  Cole Hann, and Soda. Ankle boots in Autumn will look good with jeans or dresses.

Summer means beaches, pools, Bar B-Que’s,  and vacations , wearing shoes for all occasions and not getting sun burnt. Summer blues of mine will be missing open toed sandals, but ballet flats, high heels, sneakers, and ankle boots will help me throughout the Autumn. I have enjoyed summer.  I don’t like to see summer go , but knowing some of my summer shoes can be carried over into Autumn make it a little easier. Happy Summertime!

AUTUMN FASHION OUTLOOK

by:  Tiffini Taylor

The cool breeze of Autumn is coming upon us.  With Autumn comes new wardrobes and of course the changing of shoe closets everywhere. This Fall season brings many style choices to choose from.  Whether it is flats, ankle boots, sneakers, and of course boots!  Many of us love the coolness of Autumn, gone are the long, hot, lazy days of summer. A new beginning to many new shoe collections. At Houser Shoes , the selections are large as are the quality of brands that we all love. With a new season, what is the most fashion forward of shoes at the moment? Let us begin by talking about flats.

Flats are a great way to show off  your personal style. Ahnu brand gives someone comfort and style. It is great for many weekend activities.  With this being Autumn and many  numerous Fall fairs coming ,  the Ahnu is a great choice to enjoy many events.  Bernie Mev takes the flat to a new level in style. Bernie Mev has created a wonderful wow factor having a small wedge style for comfortably as you are walking. This is another great shoe for many Fall activities. Birkenstocks never go out of style. Birkenstock offers more than just sandals, of course sandals are good until the weather turns colder and wet.  Clarks of England offers comfort for many whose work has them walking or running all over the place. Dansko offers a new exciting shoe to bring home to any closet. Need a new Ballet Flat? Many colors and many styles are offered this season.  For the man,  Apres by Lamo offers a comfortable moccasin to wear on weekends out. Bostonian offers a nice comfortable shoe for work and play.  Whatever flat you choose, remember many colors and styles are offered  this Autumn season.  Let’s talk about the ankle boots!

Ankle boots were the rage this summer and still going strong into this Fall. Enzo understands what makes a great style of ankle boot. Duck Head knows its way with design of an ankle boot. Ankle boots are a great addition to any closet. They , like flats, can be worn for anything. Different colors, designs, heel sizes and style can make the most wonderful statement with any outfit this Autumn. Ankle boots from Nine West, Dr. Martens, and Chinese Laundry will make any outfit better.  Experiment with different looks this Autumn. No matter what the occasion , you can  find casual and formal style of ankle boots. Let’s talk about sneakers!

Sneakers have and always will be a staple in any style. They are versatile and functional. Sneakers can be found in many colors and designs in this day and age. Adidas,  Asics, Fila, Brooks, Easy Spirit, Keds , New Balance, Rockport, Teva, Vans, Sketchers and many more brands can be attained to set the level of style and performance for many occasions. Sports, shopping, working and exercising all call for a great pair of sneakers. Find a great color and style that fit your personal needs. Remember, you can never go wrong with a great pair of sneakers. Let’s talk about boots!

Boots are this season’s hottest style. Cowboy boots, rain boots, work boots, formal boots, and casual boots. All styles and in a wide range of color are offered for this Autumn season. Comfortable boots from Bare Traps, Corral Boots, Georgia Boot, and Dr. Martens have made boots ‘ the must have’ of this Fall. The nice thing about stylish boots, it will carry over into winter too. Cowboy boots began making a comeback at the end of Winter and now for Fall you can find them everywhere. Boots are the most versatile in all of the fall wardrobe choices. You can find them in high heel or low heel styles to enhance your outfit for any occasion. Many boots come in many different colors this fall.  Go crazy and wear an all black outfit with pink or red boots, you will look smashing. Boots that are shades of brown and black will last season to season throughout the years. Remember for this season- Boots, Boots, Boots!

For this Autumn season will bring many colors and many style of shoes. Welcome Autumn with an open closet door for many shoes. Find what you like and enhance your wardrobe,  a person can never have too many shoes!!

A TOP 10 OF BACK TO SCHOOL SHOES

by:  Tiffini Taylor

Back to school means the end of summer and soon brings the beginning of Autumn. With the changing of seasons coming upon us, it will be a changing of wardrobe selections, including shoes. Keeping the idea of summer closer than that chill of Autumn coming, I came up with a top 10 of this year’s back to school shoe choices.

  1. Sneakers-   The first is sneakers.  Sneakers are what sets you apart from others in gym class, walking the hallways, and going across campus, whether it be on a skateboard or walking. Many brands and styles to choose from including:  adidas, Asics, converse, easy spirit, fila, new balance, grasshoppers, reebok, and vans to name a few. Whatever brand or style you choose; sneakers will help bring your personality out.
  2. Flip Flops-  With the end of summer being the beginning of the new school year, flip flops can carry over for a few more weeks. Many to choose from including styles from brands like:  reef, alegria, birkenstock, and rainbow sandals.
  3. Sandals-   Sandals are a staple of summer that will never go out of style. Although similar to flip flops , sandals are completely different on all levels. Quite a few sandals come  with a buckle, a wedge heel, and multiple straps. Good sandals that will stay in style come from brands like:  birkenstock, alegria, yellow box and rainbow sandals are just a few.
  4. Ballet Flat- Flats are great with jeans or dresses! The ballet flat is a great choice for the new school year. Many ballet style flats come in a variety of color choices and styles. You can find them with bows, without bows, open-toed, close- toed, pointed toe, rounded toe, or just about in anyway and in many colors. Check out brands like enzo and soda.
  5. Boat Shoes-  Remember the boat shoes from the 1980′s?  Well, these are, in a way, not them. The same style but much better and in quite a few colors. Yes, the boat shoe is back and better than ever!  A great brand for boat shoes- BASS!
  6. Crocs-  From the garden to the work place and now to schools-crocs can cover all these activities. No longer just for the garden or nurses.  Crocs are a comfortable choice for the early morning classes across campus. Try them in different colors for a bit of fun in your style.  Just look for the brand crocs.
  7. Clogs-  Clogs are back this new school year. Clogs are great with or without socks, There the best versatile stylish shoe. Some brands to look for are:  crocs, Clarks of England, and birkenstock.
  8. Heels & Kitten Heels- That is right, kitten heels are making a big come back this back to school season. Walking to class in super high heels can at times be painful, but if you choose a kitten heel you can wear them all day long and feel great while looking great. High heels are still raging in fashion and for back to school. Kitten heels just provide an alternative heel size to choose.  The new school year brings an opportunity to go to dances and different activities to wear your best heels. Some brands to look for:  Jessica Simpson and Chinese Laundry.
  9. Ankle Boots-  Ankle boots will lead up to the high boots this Autumn and Winter. Ankle boots have been going strong all summer and now they are a great choice for a back to school look that will sure to flatter and get noticed.  A brand to look for is Kenneth Cole.
  10. Specialty Sport Shoes-  You may be wondering what I mean by this- what I am referring to is sport specific shoes. Back to school can mean back to sports, with this brings new shoes for whatever sport you are into. Plenty of brands and styles to choose from including:  Brooks, Adidas, Asics, new balance, easy spirit, fila, reebok and so on. A good pair of shoes can help you improve in any sport. Good luck to all sports!

There you have it a top 10 list of back to school styles. Go back to school in style, have fun and let your personality shine!