As long as you are up for it, always favor high heels. The added height makes for cleaner lines, extra confidence and a polished look. Flats are great but there nothing like the added boost of a heeled shoe.
If stacked and thin heels don't agree with your feet, try on a wedge. It is the perfect compromise. You still get the added inches without the pain.
Christian Louboutin espadrilles, $545.00 reg. price
Michael Kors espadrilles, $126.75 on sale.
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Steve Madden espadrilles, $59.25 on sale.
PLUS... Find your PERFECT height!
When picking out a high heel, it must pass the walk-in-them test. Remember, you should always be able to fully extend your leg when walking. If you catch yourself walking with bended knees like a robot you probably went too high! ;)