How to wear this summer’s shoe trends without overdoing it

August 28, 2009

in Jildor Shoes , Jildor Shoes Newsletters, Marc by Marc Jacobs shoes, Sam Edelman shoes, Steve Madden shoes, Stuart Weitzman shoes, Tory Burch shoes

There is so much happening in the fashion world this season. Everything from bold 80’s influences to supersized accessories have been flashed before our eyes and we are somehow expected to know how to execute these trends correctly without looking foolish. When it comes to footwear, picking the right pair to complete an outfit is crucial to the overall impression we make. Here are some hints on what shoes to select to remain ravishing and runway ready – looking stylish, not silly.

Accessorized style

feather accessories

For days when you feel that those brilliant yet oversized accessories deserve to be shown off, what do you wear with them? From feathers, bright colored plastic bracelets, and large beads, it is not difficult to become intimidated and think that these sparkling accents deserve equally bold shoesbut don’t try to put too many flashy items together at once. Instead of causing a cluttered look with too much going on, choose a pair of understated, elegant, nude gladiators. Not only do these shoes match this style perfectly but they also add sleek sophistication to balance out your overall look.

The ardorned look

turquoise rings
Now if you do not have the bold accessories yet but still want to channel the heavily adorned look, then you can make a pair of Sam Edelman Galina gold leather gladiators your centerpiece. Or, allow a pair of Stuart Weitzman Lace Me Up leopard knee high boots show off your personality. In essence, the rule of thumb should be to decide to pair understated shoes with heavy accessories OR choose to make your adorned shoes your main accessory.

The 80’s fashion trend

black splash
When your 80’s craving comes around, remember the same rule as with the heavily adorned look, either your shoes are the centerpieces or they have to be the supporting player for your clothes. If you’re wearing a bustier-style party dress, pair it up with a pair of cool, structured ballet flats from Steve Madden, Tory Burch or Marc Jacobs or a nice lace-up boot.

On the other hand, if you are going for the all-black 80’s look you can be a little more daring with your shoes and choose a pair of studded high heel platforms from Steve Madden.

Whatever you do, just don’t do bold shoes with bold accessories or creatively shaped clothing. What is the lesson here? If you want to complete your outfit just right, don’t think all-or-nothing when it comes to your shoes but instead consider the best styles for the specific clothes you are wearing. Think of balance, and by doing so, you will not go wrong.

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