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    Jimmy Choo’s Creative Director, Sandra Choi, reveals everything you need to know before buying your next pair of shoes

    1 Always Buy Your Shoes
    In The Afternoon
    , when your feet are tired and a bit more generous in size. If you’ve bought them for a special occasion or a big night out, wear them around the house for a few hours
    in the days preceding.


    2 For The Most Flattering Finish, the buckle of your ankle strap needs to touch the top of your ankle bone. It makes a lot of difference to your legs as it creates 

    Jacket by Gucci; T-shirt by Saint Laurent; jeans by Valentino; shoes by Jimmy Choo; ring Sandra’s own

    a lengthening effect; if it sits any lower, it ‘cuts the leg’ and has the opposite effect, making them look shorter than they actually are. It’s important to balance your ankle strap with your hemline, too – if a shoe has a thick ankle strap and you want to wear a midi skirt,
    make sure there’s a good six inches of leg showing so that the overall look is elongating.


    3 You Only Need Three Pairs Of Shoes under your desk at work: heels, smart sneakers and an ankle boot. My
    go-to shoe for any occasion is the Jimmy Choo Malta boot. It’s a sophisticated yet incredibly comfortable heeled bootie with buttons up the front. I can wear it with anything, from jeans to dresses. I also love sneakers with tailoring – it’s a modern look that’s perfect for informal meetings.


    4 It Is Possible To Train Yourself To Walk In Heels. Buy a pair that you love, because if you love something enough then you’re more likely to

                        
    Credits

    As told to Gillian Brett. Fashion editor: Gabriele Hackworthy. Photograph: Masami Naruo. Hair: Tomomi Roppongi. Makeup: Yae Pascoe

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