How to Wear Ankle Strap Footwear

The ankle strap whether a pair of pumps, sandal, or flats looks modern and comfortable since the straps positioned on ankle bones provide great support when walking. Though dainty ankles and long legs are perfect to sport ankle strap footwear, you can still look for ones that look great on you. Keep on scrolling to scoop some tricks.

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Ankle strap footwear dresses up your basic and most casual outfits like denim jeans, overalls, basic tees, tank tops, and sweater. You may cuff or roll your pants to show off your ankle strap shoes with style. Go for different styles of footwear that look great on you. For instance, you may go for a crisscross style of sandals and wear it with cuffed boyfriend jeans and layered top like fashion blogger Blair Eadie did. Ankle straps with a crisscross effect are flattering on larger ankles as the shape created in your feet breaks up the horizontal line of the straps and wraps around it, just like a lower vamped shoe. Or if you wish to dress up your denim overalls, go for a pair of metallic ankle strap shoes and cuff your hem just like Anabelle fleur did.

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When wearing dress pants with ankle strap footwear, you may choose a color that creates a low contrast against the skin tone of your bare legs, or the color of your pants to add some height to your frame visually. If you have a pale skin tone, find white ankle straps that are low contrast against your skin tone. Darker colors like brown or beige are low contrast against dark skin tones. If you find it challenging to look for shades that blend well with your skin color, go for a nude shade, metallics, or be neutral with animal prints.

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When wearing dresses with ankle strap footwear, you may go for pointy toe styles with heels to elongate your leg line by offsetting the cutting the horizontal line of the ankle strap. Ankle straps come in all widths and it’s amazing how the higher position of a broad ankle strap above the ankle bone draws attention to and away from the ankle. Usually, narrow straps can cut into the skin as you stride, so better opt for broader straps that tend to be more comfortable. Also, broad ankle straps are generally flattering for larger ankles, and their refined silhouette show off the feminine vibe of the wearer.

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When wearing maxi or midi skirts, you need some height to avoid the outfit swamps your frame. Ankle strap footwear sometimes cuts the leg line making you look short and stumpy so choose heels rather than flats. However, if you have larger ankles, you’ll look great in wedged ankle strap shoes or chunkier heel styles, rather than pointed or stiletto heels. For a great comfort, you may look for looser ankle strap footwear that gives you ample room for motion. Some come with adjustable ankle straps while others don’t. So make sure you have enough strap length to create a loose strap fit across the ankle before buying them.

 

 

 

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