For the days when you dread the thought of wearing heels but want something dressier and more leg-lengthening than flats, wedges are the perfect in-between option. Not only are they often more comfortable and sturdier than heels, but they also give off a flirty, girly vibe that every woman wants to emanate every now and then. They can be worn with nearly any outfit, but knowing some basic rules helps to create a fail-proof look with wedges. Here are our tips for how to style wedges!
The On-Trend Take
Show off your feminine side — and your great legs — with a pair of wedge sandals and your favorite sundress or skirt. Top it off with a cardigan for a romantic look on a cool evening or add a blazer for an outfit that’s perfect for a night out. Have a new maxi dress that you’re ready to bust out? Pair it with statement earrings or a necklace and some wedges for a boho vibe — and legs that look miles long.
The Weekend Wardrobe
For a comfy outfit that’s great for running errands and attending the kids’ soccer games, throw on a pair of cork–bottomed wedges with a plain white tee, your favorite pair of cuffed boyfriend jeans, and a long chain necklace or cuff bracelet. To nail just the right amount of sexy, you can also wear a wedge with a lower, thinner heel with a pair of patterned shorts and a tank — a simple look that’s perfect for any warm-weather get together.
The Office Outfit
Wedges aren’t just fit for your off time; you can wear them in the office, too. To nail a professional-chic look, choose a dressier pair in a neutral color, like nude or black patent leather, and pair it with everything from a sheath dress or pencil skirt to a pair of tailored trousers. You can even play with texture, choosing a pair in a fabric like tweed or houndstooth in the winter. Just one rule: Choose wedges that have a closed toe, unless you work in a relaxed office environment.
The Sporty Style
If you’ve got a sportier style, leave the classic wedges to your girlfriends and opt instead for a pair of wedge sneakers or booties. Wear some black wedge sneakers with a pair of skinny jeans, an Army green utility jacket and a graphic tee for an athletically stylish look. Or throw on a pair of suede wedge booties with leggings and a sweater during a bout of cool weather.