Sunday, 1 April 2012

Colour "Pop" in your Wardrobe: Shoes

 
Splashy Colour Choices

 You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.
- Pubilius Syrus

Closet Content Analysis:
Colour-pop Shoes


NICE                NO THANKS         NOTE-WORTHY            NEED


I like Cinderella, I really do. She has a good work ethic. I appreciate a good, hard-working gal. And she likes shoes. The fairy tale is all about the shoe at the end and I'm a big shoe girl.
 - Amy Adams

If you're wearing basic black, basic beige, basic navy, basic brown, basic whatever, or jeans adding a pop of colour "kicks it up a notch" (with apologies to Chef Emeril Lagasse). The "it" is your look and there are many who believe that shoes reflect more about your style than a particular colour you always wear, the statement jewelry or the formality or informality you prefer. Most of my friends, former colleagues, and family would probably say that for me, "it was all about the shoes".

NICE: Carly Blake's NICE and my NEED (see NEED in the Heels post February 17, 2012). These are the perfect heels for the little black dress or the little navy dress or . . . you get the picture. Carly bought these at Silver in Kelowna, British Columbia. She likes to wear them with jeans, usually with a satiny shirt in dark gray or white.

Stiletto, I look at it more as an attitude as opposed to a high-heeled shoe.
- Lita Ford

NO THANKS: Exact colour match shoes. If you are colour blocking, clothing and accessories, with three bright colours (you probably should not do more than three different colour blocks - see colour blocking post) then you will need to bring balance to the outfit so that you don't look too matchy-matchy with any one of the colours. Solution: a neutral shoe like black, brown, spectrum beiges or nude.

NOTE-WORTHY: Not quite lime yellowish-green princess heels. These I "found" in one of my stowed away shoe boxes while looking for my Ferragamo moccasins (see Traditional Flats March 12, 2012 post for that story). I bought the green look-like-ballerina-flats-but-aren't shoes in Rome when I was there for a "study tour" in 2004.







NEED: Shoes, boots, sandals, mules, flats, heels in every colour!

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases. 
- Carl Jung

What colour-pop shoes are in your closet?

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