Shoes! If you’re reading this blog post I can say without a doubt that you are probably just as obsessed with shoes as I am.
I’m a sucker for a statement shoe, so much so that I will buy a pair of statement shoes and just put them in my closet for display. It sounds ridiculous, I know, why would someone buy a pair of shoes and never wear them?
I blame the little voice in my head that only comes out when I’m in a shoe department. He reminds me that this is the must have shoe of the season and I have to have it. To this day I still can’t get rid of the little fucker! He starts putting ideas in my head – “You can wear them when you and your partner go out for dinner” – we never go out for dinner. “You can wear them to the movies” – we always watch Netflix. “You can wear them to the club” – I’m too old for that shit. “You can wear it to a black tie event” – the only black tie event I’ve ever been too was a office party. “You can wear it to work” – well now, that sounds more realistic. Finally I bite the bullet, buy them, take them home and select a day to wear them to work with an outfit and everything. When the day comes, I choke, grab my black loafers instead and I end up never wearing my statement shoes at all.
So this post is not just to help my fellow fashionistas who get stuck and need some styling inspo once in a while, it is for me as well. I want to get out of my comfort zone and start wearing my fucking shoes! I love these looks above for work. If it is a more conservative environment, wear a plain suit with white heels instead of black. If your in a more business-casual environment you can go wild with all the colours of the rainbow and all the bells & whistles. Just remember that if you select a statement shoe it should tie in with your outfit, texture or colour wise. Also, don’t go too bold with your outfit, you want the shoe to do all the talking. Here’s to hope that my sea of shoes will finally see the light of day in 2018.
How do you style your statement shoes? Let me know in the comments, I need all the help I can get!