We got two interesting questions recently asking about shoes that may look too young?.
Q. #1 Hi Deb,
I was at the mall yesterday and looking for a pair of wedges to wear. I chose these but now wondering if they are too “young” for me. Are these appropriate for a 42 year old? If so, what outfits can I wear with them? If they are not appropriate I’ll return them. – Luana
Q. #2 Hi Deborah
I’m thinking about purchasing these striped flats. There are so many pretty colors in them, but I’m not sure what to wear them with. I’d like to be able to wear them without looking like a 12 year old. Please help.
Thanks for your questions. Let’s start with Luana.
Luana, we like the idea of a nude wedge but I agree with your gut feeling on this particular wedge above…yes it is just a little too clunky and too young. They are also super high, which will make you feel like you’re “teetering” around on them.
<<Here is a pair from Aldo at Zappos that are still high, if it is height that you are after, but they will be more comfortable. They are also more refined looking and classy. That’s the look you want after 40.
Next, Tonya, as for the striped flat….. The one you picked has a very casual vibe that I like. It would look great with white or colored straight legged jeans, or long shorts.
Here are a few other styles that you might want to consider. This season the zigzag is a hot trend and certainly looks fresh. Also this wider stripe give this flat makes the shoe a little more sophisticated. Color is all the trend this spring so you can’t go wrong with a multi-color shoe. Have fun with it!