Fairly new to the Aussie fashion scene, starting in 2009, Billini has made an impact on the footwear fashion landscape, providing a huge selection of up to the minute fashions at affordable prices. If you’re looking for the perfect shoe to match an outfit or to wear to a specific occasion, you’re in the right place – there’s a Billini shoe to meet every need.
Billini heels come in a range of styles and heights, from stilettos to kitten heels. If you’re looking for shoes to go with a cocktail dress, there are a few simple rules that will help you to find the ideal pair. Firstly, aim for an evening shoe rather than a day shoe. While it can be difficult to navigate the subtleties here, the general rule of thumb is to pick a shoe in a luxe fabric: satin or velvet are popular options. Leather uppers adorned with glitter, sequins, rhinestones or crystals can also work well as evening shoes. Basically, it needs to look fancier than a shoe you might wear during the day. If you’re looking for a pair of shoes to wear to work, on the other hand, pretty much the exact opposite rules apply; look for leather or vinyl uppers without much in the way of bling.
Billini give you a lot of choice in sandals every spring and summer season. The brand produces several heeled and flat sandals from comfortable work appropriate footwear to strappy dressy styles great for going out on Friday and Saturday nights. There are also a lot of classic casual sandals in slide, ankle strap and toe thong styles that are ideal for weekend day wear. Add a maxi dress and a hobo bag for a quick, easy, and effortlessly stylish weekend look. Toe thongs tend to work well at the beach, where a firm sole gives better footing and being able to shake out your shoes without taking them off is a godsend.
Billini flats have a minimal or very low heel, making them a good choice for people who suffer from back or knee issues. They’re also ideal for people who are on their feet all day, as they allow for a natural gait and stance. The brand’s flats range from loafers and ballet flats, ideal for many office jobs, to strappy sandals and slides more suited to casual outings and relaxed poolside barbecues. Give your feet a makeover they’ll appreciate with a pair of flats from Billini.
From combat boots to thigh high FMBs and everything in between, Billini certainly knows boots. It creates a range of boots every autumn and winter that are great for the cooler weather. They provide protection from the elements and good looks to go with all sorts of outfits. Go for a retro look by pairing a maxi dress with a pair of combat boots. Or slip on a pair of heeled knee-high boots, a spaghetti strap top, and a denim mini skirt for a casually sexy look. Billini boots typically have leather or suede leather uppers, although you’ll generally find a few pairs that are suitable for vegetarians and vegans too, with faux leather or PVC uppers instead.
Billini Block Heels
The block heel is the work horse of the high heel family of shoes. Simple, classic, and stylish, it’s also a stable heel that works well for a lot of people. If you like the look and height of heels but struggle with balance and footing, then a block heel could be exactly what you need. Billini offer a selection of block heels in casual, dressy, and evening shoes, and in heights from a couple of centimetres to ten or more, so that you can find shoes to take you from morning to night in comfort and killer style. Ankle strap shoes tend to work well with block heels, as the anchoring strap counters the weight of the heel and stops your foot from slipping.
Billini Shoe Sizing
When you’re shoe shopping online, knowing your shoe size is key to having a great experience. If you’re new to Billini shoes, it’s a good idea to measure your foot and then consult a sizing guide for the brand to find your size. You’ll often find this in the item listing, or on the brand’s own website. To measure your feet, first find a friend or family member to help. It’s difficult to get an accurate reading by yourself, because the mere act of measuring takes you out of the position you need to be in. Once you have your helper and your tape measure organised, stand up straight, with your weight evenly balanced on both feet. Have your helper put the tape measure on the ground, put your foot on it, and have them measure your foot from the back of the heel to the tip of your longest toe. Repeat the process with the other foot and take the largest measurement in centimetres. Now you’re ready to use a Billini sizing guide!
If you’re buying high heels, be aware that most people order a half or full size up from their usual size in heels – this is because of the way the foot is spread out in the shoe. When it comes to boots, on the other hand, keep in mind that the more fashion focused brands like Billini tend to assume a narrow calf and (where applicable) thigh. This doesn’t tend to matter for shorter boots, but if you’re looking for knee highs or longer, it’s a potential gotcha. If you’re unsure, look for boots with elastic panels or stretchy upper materials.
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