Bold high-heeled shoes are statement makers on their own right. When you see them, it´s hard not to fall in love with them. They´re beautiful, sexy, often elegant, and striking. But as much as you´re quick to get drawn to them, creating outfits that match or highlight these shoes isn´t as easy as a,b,c.
In this blog post I´m going to show you five techniques in wearing bold high-heeled shoes. Bare in mind that our goal here is to achieve a sophisticated, polished look more than just to look trendy or be a head-turner. These tips will help you wear your bold high-heeled shoes without looking awkward, trying too hard, or over-the-top.
When you see this cut-out high-heeled pumps, your first reaction is likely to be, „Wow! What a gorgeous shoes.“
You´ll quickly know that this isn´t your every day shoe. This is something that you´ll wear when it´s time to impress at the party.
But then how are you gonna wear it?
My tip is … work with complementary colors.
This isn´t the time to tone the shoe down. Instead, this is about letting it shine. What colors will make the shoe shine?
Since your bold shoe is going to be the focal point of your outfit, study the shoe. Which color is dominant? It´s the red, right?
What complementary color will highlight the red? In this case, it´s the bright yellow.
So I chose a bright yellow dress to go with these bold party shoes. Notice too that both red and yellow are warm tones, so they´re easy to the eyes.
Now there are other things to consider here.
The shoes are almost like cut-out booties. So you definitely need some legs for the look. Your dress or skirt should be about an inch above your knees or around your knees.
If your dress hits below your knees, add a belt to cinch your waist. It will raise the hem of your skirt above your knee.
This ankle strap sandals feature rhinestone studs decoration. Since the studs are already a powerful statement, you need to match it with simpler clothes such as bright solid color dresses.
You definitely need to steer clear of embelished, or studded dresses or jackets to avoid going too much. And if you choose clothes buttons, make sure that the color of your buttons match the color of your studs, which in this case is silver.
And since the ankle straps will potentially shorten your legs, you wanna show some legs too by going for knee-length or above the knee dresses or skirts.
These bold high-heeled pumps is a mix of futuristic and feminine elements. The best way to style these shoes is to create a sophisticated look.
By looking at the shoes we can see that maroon is the dominant color. So if you want to create a mix of two separates, make sure that one of those is a maroon.
If maroon is your color, then wear a maroon top with white skirt. But if maroon isn´t your color, then don´t wear that color close to your face. So it´s gonna be a white top teamed with a maroon skirt for you.
A pair of bright solid colored high-heeled shoes are the easiest to style. You can wear them with a little black dress or a white dress.
You can also wear these bright yellow pumps with a printed dress or skirt that has the same shade of yellow in the print.
Red is a very powerful color and for that reason many women shy away from it. But I say, if you found your right shade of red, wear it with power. Go for a head to toe red. And see your confidence soar.
For a red dress and red shoes tandem, you wanna complete the look with a silver clutch and some very minimalist jewelry.
Notice how the gold earrings match the gold tassel of the cluth.
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So that´s about wearing bold high-heeled shoes. What´s more important is to have the guts and the confidence to actually stand tall and straight in them. ´Cause no matter how bold and striking is your outfit, nothing tops a confident posture.