Color-blocking is a tried and true trend that stretches from runways to red carpets. Just because it’s a high-fashion trend doesn’t mean that a sartorial rookie should be too scared to take the risk. A great pair of neutral sandals with a pop of color is a fantastic way to take the step into colored heels with a safety net. These celebs are able to balance out the bold colors in their heels with the natural architectural design of a color-blocked heel.
Cameron Diaz and Elizabeth & James Clair Sandal
Cameron Diaz, known for her surfer-chic California Girl style pairs a classic strapless dress with architecturally interesting heels. The bold black and white piping that surrounds the bright orange details showcases the shoes’ modern feel. Elizabeth & James, brainchild of the celebrity fashion power-duo Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, is a high-end luxury brand that also keeps in form with the modernity of contrasting colors. The Clair Sandal has a structural feel to it with thick straps and a wide heel paired with the stark contrast of a white strap to rest across your toes.
Solange Knowles and Juicy Couture Flash Platform Sandal
Little sister to Queen Bey, Solange Knowles knows how to punch up the paparazzi with a deep violet sandal with a contrasting ankle strap and heel. Instead of distracting from the brightness of her frock, the combination of the vibrant colors of her heels and the boldness of the dress keep interest. Just a reminder, a bold color isn’t always reserved for the front of a shoe. Take a hint from the Flash Platform Sandal that is all business up front with a neutral front and black strap, and then all party in the back when you see the bright red heel. Juicy Couture doesn’t disappoint with these statement shoes that keep us on our toes.
A Chanel dress many not need any more introduction or adornment than it’s classic label, but the bold teal of Jessica Beil’s sandals is a perfect pairing with this Chanel dress. The all-white crochet of the dress and the bold white ankle strap soothes your eye. The pop of color in a great bright pastel shade is just what the outfit needed to keep us from getting bored. The Sophie Wedge Sandal, while not your average sky-scraping heel, adds a definitive statement to any outfit. The Sam Edelman brand is one that keeps the shoe game spinning with classic shoes flipped-turned into style-making staples.