How To: Styling Shoes

Stepping Up Your Style: A Beginners Guide To Finding The Perfect Shoe To Compliment Your Summer Outfit

We've all been there, standing in front of the mirror, pondering the age-old question, "What shoe should I wear with this?". It's a question we hear a lot in the shop, and we get it! The struggle is real, and it's easy to get lost in the maze of trends and fashion rules. But fear not! Today, we're here to simplify the process and give you a foolproof guide to pairing shoes with your summer outfits. We'll break it down into three essential shoe types that every closet should have, while sharing some valuable do's and don'ts. So, let's dive into all things shoes!

Style 1: The White Sneaker 

Ah, the white sneaker – a timeless classic that effortlessly adds a touch of casual chic to any ensemble. Whether you're rocking a cute sundress or your favorite jeans, this versatile shoe is here to rescue you from any fashion dilemma.

When it comes to white sneakers, cleanliness is key. Keep them in pristine condition, because nothing beats a fresh, well-maintained pair. The clean, minimalist aesthetic of a classic white sneaker allows it to play well with a range of outfits. Plus, the comfort factor is undeniable – a win-win situation!

Avoid sporting dirty or worn-out sneakers. While a well-loved, broken-in pair might hold sentimental value, it's time to retire them and embrace a clean, sleek look. Also, be cautious of overly sporty styles that may clash with your outfit's overall vibe. Opt for designs that strike the perfect balance between casual and chic.


Style 2: The Flat

When it comes to elevating your summer outfits with sophistication and maturity, flats and sandals are a great option. They offer a stylish alternative to sneakers and are perfect for those moments when you want to add a touch of professionalism.

Explore simple slide sandals, classy mules, or the ever-trendy ballet flats. These options strike the perfect balance between comfort and style, ensuring you can conquer your day without sacrificing fashion. Additionally, stick to neutral tones that seamlessly blend with various outfits, providing a polished and put-together look.

While Chacos and Birkenstocks might be the Colorado go-to choices for a casual, errand-filled days, they don't quite fit the bill when you want to elevate your look. Consider swapping them out for the above options to achieve a more refined appearance. And as tempting as flip flops may be, reserve them for beach days or lounging by the pool, as they can appear too casual for most summer outfits. Also, although Mary Janes are gaining popularity right now, they can be limiting and box in your outfit rather than elevate it. So, unless you are a seasoned fashionista, we recommend avoiding that style! 

Style 3: The Heel 

Last but certainly not least... the beloved heels. Whether you're aiming for a dazzling evening ensemble or seeking to transform your everyday jeans into a statement outfit, heels are another wardrobe staple.

When selecting heels, consider options like platform sandals or wedges that offer both style and comfort. These choices provide a welcome lift while allowing you to stay on your feet all day. Remember, the key is to keep your heel choice simple, allowing it to complement your outfit effortlessly.
You want to be able to actually walk in your shoes, so be sure to choose a height that allows you to strut with confidence and walk gracefully, rather than hobbling around uncomfortably. Also, avoid the statement heels and instead invest in versatile shoes that seamlessly transition across multiple outfits.

Hopefully by now, you are feeling more equipped to conquer the world of shoe pairing. Remember, building your shoe collection doesn't have to be overwhelming. The three types of shoes we've discussed today are timeless staples that can effortlessly mix and match with various outfits. And remember, we're always here to help. If you have any questions or need guidance, don't hesitate to visit our shop. Our team is passionate about fashion and ready to assist you in finding the perfect shoes to complete your summer outfits.

Until next time!!