Some trends come and go in the blink of an eye, never to be seen or heard from again. I mean really, when’s the last time you thought about slap bracelets or jelly shoes? But other trends are so fun and fabulous, they just keep going on. Color-blocking is one of those trends, and why wouldn’t it be? It’s lively, vibrant and vivacious. It takes a brave person to make such a bold visual statement, so it’s understandable if you haven’t jumped on the color-blocking bandwagon. But it may be time to consider dipping your toes into the brightly-hued waters of this trend. If you’re looking to ease your way into it, try adding a pop of color to your outfit with your shoes.
Dr. Marten’s 1460 Lace-Up Boot
Even a basic boot can blossom with a splash of color. The classically rugged line of a Dr. Marten in a deep burgundy makes a striking addition to an otherwise unremarkable ensemble of jeans and tank top on Actress Jessica Alba as she runs errands. Even the most casual outfit can benefit from a splash of color on a classic boot like a Dr. Marten. Pair your favorite jeans a clingy black t-shirt and a cropped leather jacket with a pair of Lace-Up 1460 Docs in purple patent leather. You’ll look tough, sleek and chic with a burst of brightness so unexpected it will verge on dangerous.
French Sole Finesse Ballet Flat
Now that you’re feeling a little braver about taking a colorful splash with your wardrobe it’s time to push your boundaries a little with a two-tone shoe. French Sole has a gift of making whimsical shoes with contrasting tones that still keep a classic feel. The Finesse Ballet Flat in Turquoise Suede livens up an already bright base with an apple-green toe cap. These shoes are fun, flirty, and flexible; you can dress them up or down with ease. Actress Emmy Rossum strikes just the right balance when she pairs similarly-hued ballet flats with a casually elegant white polo frock.
B Brian Atwood Fontanne Platform Pump
Once you’ve fully embraced the notion of introducing color into your wardrobe through your shoes, it’s time for the master class. A stunning multi-hued heel will help you rock your color-block out. Serbian fashion designer Roksana Ilincic showed up to an exclusive museum viewing in chunky heels in boldly contrasting shades of turquoise and rust. If you find her fashion commitment inspiring, you can take it up another notch in daring heels by B Brian Atwood. His Fontanne Platform Pump is wildly over the top. Snake embossed leathers in jewel tones of emerald, ruby, and amethyst are bound together by whimsical leopard print lining. These shoes are so fashion forward, you may need a time machine to catch up to them.
Color-blocking is here to stay, at least for the immediate time being. If you haven’t gone out and filled your closet with vivid primary colors, you can still take your time and tiptoe into the trend. We suspect that once you add a pop of color to your kicks, the rest of your wardrobe will soon follow behind.