Follow Peony Lim's Top 5 Rules For Buying High Heels

19 February 2013 by

In Grazia's Big Fashion Issue, out now, Style Hunter rifles through the wardrobes of three very chic ladies for a little spring-spiration, including magpie blogger Peony Lim. Never seen in the same outfit twice, her eclectic wardrobe of own-designs, vintage, designer and high-street picks is ultra versatile. As well as being a street-snapper's dream, Peony is a shoe obsessive with an enviable collection of heels. She revealed: 'Manolo Blahnik's simple court shoes are one of the pillars of my wardrobe - I buy them in every single colour going.'

Watch the video above for Peony's top 5 rules for buying high heels...

1. Test them on a hard surface
Try them out on a surface that’s not just carpeted as carpet is really spongy and you won’t feel the real impact on the balls of your feet.

2. Reject heels that rub
Never buy anything where the buckle or strap is rubbing when you’re still in the store. If it’s rubbing there, it always will.

3. Make sure you’re steady
Don’t buy a needle heel if you're not positive you can walk in them. If you’re not a comfortable high heel wearer you’re only going to fall off them.

4. Go for a hidden platform
If you want extra height but you’re not comfortable in heels this is the perfect option.

5. Pick a pointy shape
They give you a little more room in the front so your toes don’t get squished.

Pick up Grazia's Big Fashion Issue to see Peony's Style Hunter shoot.

You can also go behind the scenes on Peony's Style Hunter shoot by watching the video below...


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