What to Wear with: Statement Shoes

Countless designers, stylists, editors, and fashionistas will tell you that they style themselves one way: from the shoes up. Accessories are often the biggest way modern fashion icons make their statements, and exciting shoes are the most coveted accessory of them all. So how do you take a fabulous, loud shoe and make it the center of your look? The trick is to compliment them with your clothes while keeping everything simple, not busy.

Styled with Polyvore.

Styled with Polyvore.

Spread some sunshine on rainy days with these bright yellow wedges. Keep the rest simple – I like boyfriend jeans and a plain blue tee to make the look tomboy chic. Add bangles with some blue to echo the blue on the bottom of the wedge. Add one statement item (one!) that matches the yellow shoe: a sharp blazer or jeweled bag. If you pick the bag, layer with a denim jacket to keep the look effortlessly chic.

Styled with Polyvore.

Styled with Polyvore.

For patterns like this floral wedge, match the color scheme with plain pieces. Play up the shoe’s girly side with a pink skate skirt and berry colored top – plain and long sleeved, or peplum with some texture. Add elegant accessories like a peachy bangle or a long, layering gold necklace. Only add more prints with a small clutch, preferably neutral and lace – everything else should be a solid!

So buy some statement shoes that are sure to be treasured pieces of your wardrobe, and build your style around them with chic essentials. And remember, don’t be afraid to be fabulous!


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