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.

 

 

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Boot season Isn’t Over Yet!

Are you still looking for great boots to add to your winter wardrobe?  Houser Shoes has just gotten in a ton of new Pierre Dumas boots in a variety of different styles and colors, and best of all, they’re available at amazingly low prices.

Equestrian style boots are extremely popular in fashion this year.  Pierre Dumas has several options of equestrian boots such as the Minko 2 Tall boot in tan or the Emerson 12 in black, brown or natural.  Both of these style riding boots are versatile and look great with jeans, leggins, dresses and skirts.

Another fun style shoe that every woman should have in her wardrobe is a cowboy boot. The Cowgirl 5 Western boot is super cute and comes in fun colors like pewter and red.  Pair these boots with your favorite plaid shirt and jeans or wear them with a casual dress or skirt, and you’ve got a great look.

If you’re looking for a dressier pair of boots to wear to work or to a night out on the town, check out the Pierre Dumas Rosina 6 black or brown boot.  These boots are perfect to wear with dresses or dress pants.  You can also dress this style of boot down by wearing them with colorful jeans and a cute button-up shirt or a sweater.

There are many other styles and colors of Pierre Dumas boots to choose from at Houser Shoes.  Check out our website today to find the boots you’re looking for.

Fall Shoes For Women

    Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter. For the U.S. and Canada this takes place in September when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and we are associated with the transition from warm to cold weather. This is the time where skies turn grey, and many people turn inward, both physically and mentally. Weather is not the only aspect of autumn that tends to go through a transition; we as people do the same. This is also the time of year that summer clothes and footwear, such as spaghetti strap t-shirts, bathing suits and flip-flops, get boxed back up in the closet for wintertime storage, and another type of box is unraveled!

Got cold feet? You lose most of your body’s heat through your extremities (hands, feet, head etc.) What would be a good solution? No need for hand or feet warmers. As long as you have on the right pair of kicks, these items are irrelevant.  Fall is a time for fun, different, yet calming styles that you don’t get throughout the rest of the year. “A woman’s imagination is very rapid. It jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment” – Jane Austen. Needless to say her decision on which pair of shoes she will be wearing for the occasion, could dynamically change before she gets out the door.

Wedges, boots of all sorts, flats, heels and of course tennis shoes are just some of the many choices to choose from in the fall. As a woman we need to have a lot of different choices, because most likely your mind will change before you arrive at your destination. Whatever your preference, any of these choices would make a wonderful addition to the shoe collection in your closet. When I think of a “fall shoe” the first thing that comes into my mind is calm and subtle. There may be nights you’re going out and have to spice things up a little bit, that’s when it’s time to bring out the classy and spectacular’s, such as wedges, stilettos or pumps. The choice of your shoe of course is matched with your attire and occasion. Let your shoe define who you are as a person.

Shoes can be a very fun item to shop for and Autumn is one of the best times to do so.  Make the experience an enjoyable one for yourself and your loved ones and come on in to Houser Shoes and let us guide you on the journey to finding the right shoe for your sole!

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.

FALL FASHION FORECAST: CASUAL

by:  Tiffini Taylor

The leaves are changing, the air is a little cooler, and Labor Day has past. What does this all mean? It means Autumn is upon us and it is time for a shoe wear change. What are you doing this Fall? Going to Fall festivals, taking time to enjoy the beauty of color changing leaves, or going trick or treating in October. All of these activities have one thing in common, that is the casual shoe. Casual shoes are for comfort and can be a tennis shoe, a ballet flat, boots, or a loafer style.

When the air gets that morning chill, a great pair of loafers will be a comfortable choice for the day ahead. Whether you are going to a weekend Autumn festival or just going to work, loafers now come in a variety of colors and styles. A great pair of loafers can last from season to season and for years to come. Some great brands to try is Life Stride, Bass, Sperry, Pierre Dumas, Rockport, Sketchers, Johnston & Murphy’s, and Clarks of England.  The basic black or brown loafer goes great with khaki’s and a polo, just add a nice jacket to defend against the cool Autumn breeze. What better way to spend the day but in a comfortable pair of shoes from Houser Shoes.

Boots are on all the runways this Fall. Boots are the staple fashion item of this Fall. Any style or color will do. Gone are the days that boots are just for winter. Boots can bring a bit of flair to any outfit, especially if you are courageous and decide to go for colorful boots. Ankle boots, knee boots, calf boots, thigh-high boots, and cowboy boots are all great for this Autumn. Boot brands that are popular are:  Ariat, Laredo, Dr. Martens, Frye, Corral Boot, Minnetonka, UGG Australia, Pierre Dumas, Cobb Hill, Georgia Boots, Magnum, Old West, Muck, Chooze, Wolverine, Cole Haan, Clarks of England, Born, Irish Setter, Rocky, Timberland, Justin’s, Franco Sarto,  and Arturo Chiang. Autumn 2013 is the season of the boots!

Pull out your favorite pair of jeans and  t-shirt, grab a cardigan sweater and find your funky little ballet flat – the perfect outfit.  The ballet flat has been around for quite a while in fashion and will not be going away anytime soon. This is great because as every woman who has spent one hour in uncomfortable stilettos, the ballet flat has made our lives better and more comfortable. Many colors and many styles, with plenty to choose from every lady should have at least one pair of this must have style.  Some of these cute and spicy brands are Easy Street, Union Bay, Franco Sarto, and Pierre Dumas. Ballet flats are great in October when you are looking for that perfect pumpkin with a loved one.

The tennis shoe. Where would this world be without the tennis shoe? Autumn is a great time to wear tennis shoes, pair with jeans and a light sweater and go on that walk to check out the beauty of color of leaves. Besides, tennis shoes are great to rake leaves in and then jump into the pile of leaves!  Housershoes.com offers some great brands of tennis shoes such as:  Adidas, Sketchers, New Balance, Asics, Easy Spirit, K-Swiss, Converse, Grasshoppers, DC Shoes, and Keen.  Have fun in the leaves!

Autumn is a great time to enjoy the community in which you live. A great pair of casual shoes can be comfortable and let you enjoy the beauty of the leaves falling in all different colors. Fall is a time to visit Autumn festivals and discover new crafts , and apple butter.  Enjoy yourself this Autumn!

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!

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOES!

It is that time of year when summer is coming to an end and it is a new beginning for students going back to school. During this time, not only is it important for the student to have new school supplies, but also new outfits and shoes. The right shoe for any outfit can make for a terrific start to a new school year. A new school year brings to mind of seeing friends again and outside/inside sport activities. These activities, whether it be going to the shopping center with friends or to football games, shoes are important. Different styles for different events and having plenty to choose from. Let’s talk about shoes!

When someone decides on an outfit for a game or for gym, their mind immediately thinks of sneakers. There are all different styles and brands of sneakers to talk about. Let’s begin with brands, at Houser Shoes. A student can choose from Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Converse, Easy Spirit, Fila, Grasshoppers, Keds, New Balance, Reebok, Saucony, Sketchers, Stride Rite, Timberland, Vans and these are just a few brands. The style is up to the student, depending on what the need is. For running, I would recommend brooks brand. Brooks shoes are made for running. They are specifically designed and made for the needs of runners. Converse and Vans will definitely help bring out the skater in you. Walking across campus can be made more comfortable with a great walking shoe, like Easy Spirit brand. You can always rely on Reebok, Asics,  Fila, New Balance , Saucony and Sketchers to make a great shoe the student can participate in many activities in. Also, there are hiking shoes. By this I mean, there are many shoes that these brands have made for the curious and adventurous student who ventures out into nature after school and on weekends for hiking. These students may want to look into the Vibram Five Fingers and be pleasantly surprised at the likeness to the human foot it provides, along with comfortable durability.  Sneakers can provide you with a long list of possibilities and performance for the new school year.

Let’s discuss sandals now. Sandals are wonderful to begin the new school year with. They come in all different styles and brands. With their popularity, sandals are a great choice for all style stars on the important first day of school. So many sandals to choose from, choosing the right sandal for you can be made easy with these simple tips. First remember to choose a sandal that fits your personality. Do this and you will get more use out of them. Second, choose one that is comfortable and is the correct size. Choosing the wrong size in a sandal can make it uncomfortable and can cause injury to a foot. I can remember choosing a sandal and always having blisters, then I realized I chose the wrong size, I learned my lesson the hard way so don’t make my mistake. Three, keep in mind that you can always get two or three pair of sandals in different colors to make your wardrobe shine right now for the beginning of the new school year, plus wear them all next summer. There are three tips to great sandals for the new school year. You can choose from brands like Birkenstock, Ahnu, Alegria and Reef among others.

Back to school will be easier with comfortable, durable shoes and can make your outfit standout. Whether you choose sandals or sneakers   heels or flats, ankle boots or boots, it is important to go with your personal style when choosing. Happy shoe hunting!