how to walk in heels
photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

It sounds weird, but walking has always been part of my job. Before I was a beauty and fashion editor, I was a model — so you have to be confident walking like an absolute badass in heels.

These days I mostly wear flats, and you want to walk elegantly in those, too.

So today, a GIF gift from me to you: I'm going to show you how to walk like an absolute GODDESS in both heels and flats.

Here's how to kill it in heels.

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

Walking well in heels is all about having good posture.

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

No slouching! Stand tall and proud!

Your stride and pace should be comfortable.

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

Don't take giant leaps or teeny-tiny baby steps, don't run, and don't stomp your feet (runway models do that to show off how beautifully the clothes move). Imagine a great song is playing, and walk to the beat.

Imagine you're walking on a tightrope.

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

(This takes some practice, but it's worth it.)

If it feels natural, add some switch to your walk.

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

Voila! The world is your runway!

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

Naomi's got nothing on you.

Now get ready to slay in flats.

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

Once again, good posture is key!

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

No heels? Yes Virginia, you can still look taller with good posture. This means shoulders down and back, neck long — as one of my ballet teachers used to say, imagine a golden thread gently lifting your head and keeping it there.

Again: your stride is really important. No giant bounds, no teeny-tiny steps, no stomping.

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

Put one foot in front of the other, with each step rolling gently from heel to toe.

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

This gives a straightforward gliding motion to your walk, rather than a side-to-side duck waddle.

Wondering what to do with your arms? Keep them near your sides, swinging them just a little with the pace of your stride.

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

No flailing allowed!

Now get out there and rock it!

photo: Alle / Brittany Fowler / Revelist

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