“Give the girl the right shoes and she will conquer the world”, we´ve heard it from Coco Channel a hundred times but really, there is something in our shoes that make or break a look. Your shoe choices say plenty about your personal style, the kind of life you live and the path you take (whether it´s carpeted or beaten-up cobblestones). You may be a girl who debates whether to invest on clothes or bags, but investing in good, or better yet “great”, shoes shouldn´t come as second-thought.
If you still aren´t a convert, take inspiration from Milan Fashion Week street style, it’s the shoes (and accessories) that has fashion police transfixed.
1. As a Match
Many popular street style fashion icons are dubbed by fashion critics as trying hard fashionistas. Why? Because their style are often too loud and over the top. But this shouldn´t stop you from rocking bright colors and head-turning shoes to the street. One way to do that without looking like you´re pushing it too hard is creating a smooth matching combination. Let all the colors in your combo blend nicely, and the color of your shoes match one or more colors from your chothe`s print and vice-versa.
The light blue sweater, white skirt and maroon cluth all match the embroidery on the boots.
2. As a Complement
If your top is already bold, you can complement it with black high heels which, although in muted tone, are topped with statement-making style.
Rocking an attention-grabbing floral-print sweater will put you on the spotlight but in a really good way by using solid colors – skirt + shoes + accessories – to tone down the print.
3. As a Main Statement
Going all monochrome doesn´t have to be boring. Dress up a little black dress with black and white knee-high boots that are in every way a glam.
Wear this black skater dress with pumps to work, then level it up with a pair of natural cobra print knee-high boots for a night out.
4. As Showstopper
Going leggy becomes more fun with really bold shoes that turn heads. With mini or knee-length dresses and skirts, preferably in one solid color, a multi print/color high heel will make your outfit standout.
From floral to colorful gladiator and wild prints, you have a wide variety of bold shoes to choose from.
If bold on bold pairing shake your knees, remember that the best way to pull off statement shoes is by letting it speak for you, one outfit at a time. You will never go wrong by pairing bold shoes with simple hues and less-is-more styles.
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