Friday, December 20, 2013

Being a sexy missvixen in Winter can be tough: you must fulfill all those Holiday obligations while still looking fresh and pretty. Imagine the stress! Good thing you have an extensive wardrobe you can mix and match with your vast collection of shoes and accessories. Speaking of shoes, how are they recently?

Winter time can be harsh on those lovely pumps and leather boots. Remember that good shoes are a necessity in cold months; they keep the feet warm and dry, plus pulls any outfit together. No matter what you're doing this Holiday season, your footwear will keep you company until the next patch of flowers bloom. After all, it's hard to feel like a celebrity in damaged shoes. So making sure that they're always in good condition is essential.

Leather Love

Leather BootsOne of the best things ever to be invented, leather makes everything all the more sexy and sophisticated – be it bags or shoes. When it comes to this precious material, weather-proofing is key. Just like skin, leather has tiny pores which can absorb substances such as water. It would need constant moisture though, to keep it supple and prevent it from cracking.

During freezing temperatures, most people have the habit of placing their shoes near the radiator or heater so they'll be toasty once you slip your feet in them. Bad move. Too much heat can cause it to dry, producing those unhappy cracks you see in old products. Invest in leather protection like a conditioning spray or water-proofing wax to help keep them soft and beautifully smooth. If it rains and your boots are soaked, let them dry naturally by inserting crumpled newspapers inside the soles to retain their shape.

Glitter Fever

Glittery PumpsEvery woman is sure to have at least one pair of glitter shoes – be it cute flats or classic pumps. And why shouldn't you buy one if you haven't yet? The Holidays are the perfect time to go festive and glamorous with these shiny babies. Since everyone loves them, you should learn to take care of them too to keep their lustrous shine intact.

There are actually special sprays to keep glitter from falling off or 'molting'. You can buy them from shoe shops or online retail companies. Washing glitter shoes is obviously out of the question since it can remove that sparkle. Spot-clean them instead with a soft brush (a tiny paint brush or spare toothbrush will do) to remove dust or dirt. Worried about odors? Wear rubber insoles to keep feet warm during cold weather and protect them from sweat. Another cool tip: don't throw away those dessicant packets you get when buying new shoes. Store your footwear with them in their respective boxes to keep shoes fresh.

Keeping Feet Happy

Winter isn't the best time to be washing shoes since it won't dry as fast and there's usually no sun to keep odors at bay. Try this trick instead: make your own scented packets for your shoes. Buy or make those little cloth sachets and fill them with baking soda, sweet-smelling herbs and even potpourri. Try a mix of baking soda, lemon, and lavender. Put them inside your shoes and remove them if you're ready to wear your boots or flats. Voila – cool feet that smells great all day!

Taking care of your shoes shouldn’t be a priority only when there's snow. Footwear protects the feet and are an essential fashion basic – so take the extra time and effort to keep them looking their best no matter the season. Not only will it save you money since they'll last longer, your feet will thank you, too!


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