How to combine your fancy shoes: floral, python, spotted, iridescent and more!
By popular demand, today I will help you to understand how to combine the fancy shoes : I collected the most frequently asked questions I receive on the subject, but the post will be continuously updated, so if you have doubts do not hesitate to ask.
In every season fashion imposes us original prints and patterns, but also combinations of seemingly meaningless colors, which can complicate the creation of wearable and consistent outfits. Actually, how to combine fantasy shoes or the most eccentric ones is a game for girls, you’ll see that you’ll soon become very good at imagining new looks with your craziest shoes!
How to combine fancy shoes
The real secret to combine fancy shoes (but also skirts, tops, coats and bags), is to analyze them carefully, and then choose a shade on which to build the whole look: you can play with contrasts, focusing on the colors complementary, but you can also “play it safe”, creating an entire outfit on a game of shades of the same color.
It all depends on you and your style, which must remain true to itself even when you enjoy yourself daring a little more.
Remember that when you wear special shoes it is even more difficult to match the bag with shoes, so in this case more than ever the rule to follow is one: do not do it.
Choose a bag that incorporates one of the colors on the shoe, a light or dark neutral depending on the look, but do not go crazy to look for the identical shade because it will be impossible, as well as not necessary.
Fashion today is lightness and freedom, outfits too static and studied (apparently), no longer like anyone, because they are boring.
But now let’s see how to match the fancy shoes specifically.
Spotted shoes : as I have written so many times, the leopard is not a color, it is much more. The animalier fantasy can explode on more brown or more yellow bases, according to taste and design; not to go wrong, wear spotted shoes with black and brown (and its shades), if instead you love contrasts choose a model with the most yellow base and match it with violet and electric blue, your look will be sensational!
Python shoes : trend of the moment, but how are they worn? In this case, the secret is one: simplify. And this is true both for the shape of decollete and ankle boots, and for the combinations; except for colored prints, the python is very neutral, so it can be worn with shades of beige, brown, gray, but also with richer colors such as dark green, blue, purple and yellow . Opt for a monochromatic total look inspired by the colors of nature, turn it on with your python shoes, and you’ll be perfect.
Striped shoes : they are black and white, it’s true, but the fantasy is rather flashy, so you have to combine it with sobriety. But no! Wear them with a black and white look, but also with outfits with bold color brushstrokes in red, light blue, fuchsia and yellow: to avoid overdoing, choose clean lines and do not exceed 3 total colors! Or 4, if you want to take a decisive step towards the magical world of combinations between different fantasies.
Floral shoes : in recent years what seemed to be a print used only in spring summer collections has also taken hold on winter boots and decollete, making even more fun the magical game of pairings. Also in this case the secret is to choose the colors on the shoe to build an outfit that is enhanced and made consistent by the shoe itself: in the case of brocades or heavy velvets play on the texture, choosing a garment of the same rich material, alternating with another lighter. If you choose to pair your shoes with a velvet skirt, wear it with a silk shirt, or vice versa, it often takes just a few minutes to create an impeccable look.
Jewel shoes : my favorite, perfect for the most elegant events, but also for casual daytime looks. If you want to turn them off a bit ‘wear them with jeans and a leather jacket, limit the presence of other glittering bijoux and you will be sparkling for lunch with friends or a romantic appointment that could extend until the evening!
Shimmering shoes : they inspire you, they attract you but they scare you because you can not imagine an outfit in which to insert them? I had this same reasoning for almost ten minutes, about 5 months ago, when I had my feet tucked into one of the most spectacular Louboutin decollete in the world. That decollete is now next to me, so if you’re in doubt, dare! You just have to choose one of the colors that the shoes take under the light to create an outfit, but as you can see below I have also worn them with a color that is not present anywhere: you believe if I tell you that nobody will stop at check that your outfit is perfectly matched to the thousand shades on the shoes? I hope so, because it’s really like that, and many times a touch of strong color conquers more than a series of perfect boring and discounted combinations.
Black & white shoes : black and white, in my opinion, are born to be lit by red. But the truth is that you can match the B & W to any color, provided that there is only one look on your look: a green dress can be worn with two-colored shoes, as well as a yellow outfit will be fine, what matters is that they are not present more than 3 colors. An alternative to overcoming this style rule is to play with shades of the same color, for example red, to create a balanced but not too static look.
Multicolor shoes : the same goes for the iridescent shoes, do not be afraid to dare. Select two of the colors on the shoes and choose them for your outfit; play with complementary ones if you really need bright colors and color blocks, or alternate the various shades to create a look that can be completed by multicolored shoes, whatever the dominant fantasy.
Shoes studded : now they are a must, and are often present on all types of shoes, from flat to high-heeled models. The rules to be followed when wearing shoes with studs are: do not combine them with other studded accessories, and respect the combinations with the hardware.
As always when I speak of rules I also speak of exceptions, because they are the first to detest impositions: limiting the excess of studs makes them more refined, less punk and outdated, but if the accessories were created to be together, as in the picture below, do not make problems and wear them together! As far as hardware is concerned, pay attention above all to the bijoux you wear, without getting too fast for the zip of the jackets or the closures of the bags.
Depending on the model you can wear studded shoes creating a rock look, with leather trousers and ripped jeans paired with sweaters and sweatshirts wider, or focus on the contrast, inserting them in your most romantic outfits, consisting of skirts in tulle and shirts impalpable. I love them and I wear them both ways, depending on the mood of the day!
How to combine fancy shoes: what socks do I wear?
Needless to turn around, the alternatives are 3: nude socks, black opaque tights, matching colored socks or shoes or the rest of your outfit.
The choice depends only and only on your personal tastes, and how you plan to build your outfit; if you want to emphasize the shoes you can wear black socks, but if the shoes are clear and the contrast is excessive you can evaluate the nude ones.
Not colored like granny meat with the knee-highs down, but those that do not seem to be there, because they are the same color of your skin; the only fault with these models is that being lightweight they are not particularly hot.
If the idea of playing with colored socks intrigues you, look at the video below, I deliberately exasperated my style to try to get out of my comfort zone; some combinations are crazy for me too, but experimenting was fun and enlightening.