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The Corset Effect – tips and trick to wearing the lace-up shoe

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You can find almost any item of clothing with corset details these days. If you are interested in the look but aren’t ready to dive in, you can dip your toes in the water by investing in accessories and shoes that draw inspiration from the style.

The trick is finding the footwear that compliments your own individual look and of course there are some rules to follow when wearing the corset style so we don’t end up looking a trussed up Christmas turkey.

Rule #1 – Don’t top to toe it. Choose one piece and work with that.

Rule #2 – Don’t tie too tight. The lacing needs to be firm enough to stay in place, but not so tight you start to resemble a roll of deli meat

Rule #3 – With your shoes, try placing the bow at the back. This will show off the shape of your ankle and will also negate the dreaded ‘cankle’ which is the last thing any of us want.

Rule #4 – Pick a style that suits you.

Don’t forget, this is a trend to have fun with. Here are some of our favourite lace up options at FSW Shoes.

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Velvet – The Most Luxurious Trend of 2017

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For those of us at a certain age where the mere thought of velvet having made a return to fashion has the ability to send a shiver of dread down our spines. Images of looking like a back-up dancer in an ABBA video or an extra from an Austin Powers film can’t help but dance through our heads.

 However the sumptuous lushness of the material can add a touch of sophistication to any outfit. The trick to wearing velvet and not looking like a member of the Brady Bunch is…. just keep it simple. What is the easiest way to keep it simple I hear your ask. Just add a splash luxury with your shoes.

 Velvet is such a fabulously luxe material where a little goes a long way. You don’t have to dress from head to toe and you don’t have to go with the bold colours that are sashaying down the catwalk. You can keep it classy and elegant with basic black and greys.

Regie and Gael by Lipstick certainty add a touch of class to any outfit. The block heel makes them extremely comfortable and the ankle tie means you have stability all day long while also being flattering on any foot.

 For those of us who love to be a little more daring, try an over the knee boot (which is another major trend of the season). Skarlett by Lipstik and Ambrose by Therapy will definitely put the luxe factor into an outfit whilst adding a stamp of edginess.

 So for this season velvet is not just for the Kylie Jenners or the Gigi Hadids of the world. Banish the thought of Austin Powers whispering “yeah baby” in your ear and embrace the majestic opulence that is velvet.

Quick tip: caring for velvet. To keep your shoes looking fab you will need to give them a quick spray of Water and Stain Repellent every 4 or 5 wears.

The Spring Racing Shoe Guide – Part 2

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Laces and straps
Heels with straps from high to low are very popular for spring racing. There are varieties to choose from. It’s all about the height of the heel and importantly the right shape and fit. But since it is a lace up,  it is easier to adjust. So when you’re wearing a short dress from knees high, try heels the lace up heels and make sure you can properly strut in style.

From the right look and smart price, here are the better options from FSW Shoes in nude and black colour:

Melly

FSW $79.99
Shop Shoes> Melly by Verali

Owen

FSW Price $79.99
Shop Shoes > Owen by Verali

Kazzy black_nude

FSW Price $89.99
Shop Shoes> Kazzy by Lipstik

Make a point!
For those who want to hide your toes! Try pointed toe shoes. Try it with with a pencil skirt. Here are several spring and summer options with pointed toes, with laces and sleek cut-out design.

Milan nude_black

FSW Price $99.99
Shop Shoes > Milan by Human Premium

C677.BLS_1

FSW Price $59.99
Shop Shoes > Cressida Black Suede by Therapy

Bangin

FSW Price $59.99
Shop Shoes > Bangin Black Suede

L2374.NUD_1

FSW Price $49.99
Shop Shoes > Dialog Nude by London Rebel

Be Bold! When you’re tired or wearing the norm, be daring! Go with a vibrant colour! The great thing about these colours is that you can match with a white or black dress or a monochrome style dress.

E180.RES_1
FSW Price $89.99
Shop Shoes > Kazzy Red Suede by Lipstik

A309.COB_1

FSW Price $79.99
Shop Shoes > Owen Cobalt Suede by Verali

A305.COR_1

FSW Price $69.99
Shop Shoes > Matthew Coral Nubuck by Verali

A306.TUR_1

FSW Price $69.99
Shop Shoes> Matthew Turquoise Nubuck by Verali


SURVIVING TOOLS at the races!
These little items will help you survive in your heels the whole day.

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Shucare Insoles, $4.99: These type of insoles can be shaped to your size and shape of your foot. It will give you the extra comfort and sole support.

Heel Grip

Anti-slip heel Grip, $7.99 : Great for filling in the gap at the back of your foot. It grips comfortably at the heel and prevents from slipping, chaffing and blisters.

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Shucare Gel Soft Steps, $8.99: When you’re standing all day in your heels, this insert gel support will help prevent getting that pain in the balls of your feet.


Practice perfect: Wear and practice in your new pair of shoes before your event, just enough time to get comfortable in walking in them and time to stretch your shoes.

Prep your feet: The night before the big event, rub some lotion or Vaseline on your feet before going to bed. Cover your feet with a pair of socks. This will moisturize your skin.  It will assist from chafing when wearing your shoes the next day.

The Spring Racing Shoe Guide- Part 1

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It’s that time of the year. Spring is here and you’re off to the races! Party that is! If you have a line up of parties and spring events to attend and you’re on budget- but do not want to compromise your fashion in public or wear the same thing you wore last year, then keep reading. Be realistic and be smart this season because it’s not just your outfit you’ll be spending money on.

Find a dress that suit your style and fit, then find the right shoes to pair it with. Here are different styles of trending shoes  that you can buy at FSW Shoes BELOW $70.

The Elegant Floral Look

Try nude or taupe  heel, it matches well with natural and light coloured dresses. Dress it up with smaller jewellery and try a feathered hair pin rather than a full fascinator- maintaining a minimal approach but with the hint of elegance.

*note: Wearing nude/tan heels will make your legs look longer with a short dress.

Shop Shoes> Arrie Nude by London Rebel

Dress from House of Fraser | Hair pin from Etsy 
Clutch from Colette |  Earrings from Overstock

Arrie

The Bold Look

For a more vibrant and sassy look, pair your dress with a bold coloured heels, featuring a single strap across the toes and a wide elastic strap at the ankle with a back zipper. Try it in HOT Pink!

FSW Price: $59.99
Shop Shoes> Gun Pink by Ko Fashion

Dress from ASOS | Clutch from Colette 
Fascinator from Enhance Fashion Accessories

Gun

Keep it sassy!

If you’re looking for a more dramatic and sexy look, a pair of lace up heels or cut-out heel shoes will do the trick. The shoes should not distract your whole outfit but it should complement your dress. Keep the heels slim and in black.

FSW Price $69.99
Shop Shoes> Kara Black by Lipstick

Dress from ASOS | Earrings from Colette
Fascinator from Ebay | Clutch from Colette

Kara

Spring Whites

According to the latest fashion in Melbourne, plenty of white dresses walked the runway this SS2015, particularly short white dresses.

Short white dresses are great for this time around, keeping the look fresh for spring. Add some texture on the white dress and keep it short than long. Pair your outfit with a pair of champagne coloured heels with a nice tiny ankle strap with bit of glitter on your shoes to give it some ‘bling’.

FSW Price: $69.99
Shop Shoes> Carmen Champagne Glitter

Dress from Forever New | Earrings from Saks Fifth Avenue
Clutch from FSW | Fascninator from Rachel Trevor Morgan

Carmen

Platform racing

Platform heels can be very comfortable to wear when you’re wearing it the whole day. But choose the right platform for the right dress. You can try it in beige/ nude colour and pair with a coloured pastel dress featuring a t-bar and a buckle strap.

FSW $59.99
Shop Shoes> Saber Wheat by London Rebel

Dress from Forever New | Clutch from Colette | Flower crown from K is for Kani

Saber

Or you can also try with a black micro-suede platform heel with a single strap across featuring a side buckle strap.

FSW $59.99
Shop Shoes> Spunky Black Suede by London Rebel

Earrings  from Colette

Spunky

 

PRACTICE left and right!
When you’re on your feet in heels partying all day at racing events, make sure you are confident and comfortable wearing your shoes!  When you don’t normally wear heels often, it’s a definite must to practice wearing your new pair of shoes before heading out.

Here are some tips and tricks to help you walk and stand elegantly at the races!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QkT4F4bb6U

Visit www.fswshoes.com.au for more shoes at smart prices.
Free shipping on ALL orders over $99, anywhere in Australia.

Note: The shoes shown on the blog  can be purchased on the FSW website and in-store. The dress/ outfit used on the blog are styling examples only.

5-Must-Have-Shoes this Winter Season

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Styling this winter can be more fun that you think. Layering clothes for the cold months, playing with different textures, colours, accessories and wearing different types of shoes!
So don’t get stuck with the idea that you have to just stick with one basic style of shoes this season.
Check out our FSW 5-Must-Have-Shoes this Winter Season:

  1. Ankle boots

Ankle Boots

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2. Lace-up boots Lace-up Boots outfit Lace up BootsSHOP NOW for Lace-up Boots

3. Long Boots Long BootsSHOP NOW for Long Boots

4. Sneakers for Weekend Warriors Sneakers

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5. Micro-Suede Heels for the Night Out Micro Suede Heels Outfit Micro Suede HeelsSHOP NOW for Micro-Suede Heels