After months of being indoors, restrictions are finally easing up. And if you’re like everybody else who has missed being out and about, then you’ll probably be excited about dressing up again. Whether it’s for an event or even just a casual lunch out, wearing statement pieces is definitely back in style again. You don’t need a special occasion for them anymore either, as a BBC write-up highlights, fashion has moved towards “everyday exuberance.” This includes incorporating bold pieces into your wardrobe, and you can start with your shoes. Wearing statement shoes adds a bit of “oomph” to your outfit, whether you choose bright blue Aldo Velalith Block Heels or extra chunky Reebok sneakers. Here are some ways you can wear statement shoes and how to style them:
Here are some ways you can wear statement shoes and how to style them:
Lean on color theory
One way to make a statement with your shoes is to opt for a bright color. While this may seem intimidating, the trick to avoiding a tacky look that doesn’t match the rest of your outfit is to use complementary colors. For instance, if you’re wearing the Amina Muaddi Begum Shadow Mules in blue, it’s best to pair them with something like a gray or green sweater and jeans. It keeps you within the same color scheme and temperature, making your look more cohesive
Go with the trends
Going with the trends seems counterintuitive to standing out, but by flaunting your style with confidence, being on-trend can make a big statement in your everyday outfits. Out of the many styles coming back into fashion, perhaps the most notable shoe trend is the resurgence of the clog. The design originated from the Netherlands and it has since been modernized and redesigned to give an appropriate throwback to the 1970s style. For a hippie vibe, pair them with a pair of bell-bottoms.
Statement shoes can look downright painful, but not all fantastic shoes compromise comfort. Some comfortable sneakers can still give you a show-stopping look while keeping you comfortable. Sporting the Billie Eilish x Air Jordan 1 KO, for instance, can make for a great conversation starter without killing your feet in the process. The design comes in a tonal beige that reflects the pop star’s monochromatic look but makes up for the subdued color in its unique silhouette. Pair these sneakers with your favorite denim and tee, and you’re good to go.
Say yes to embellishments
This season, fashion trends are all about being bigger and better. Embellishments can add a beautiful, standout look to any shoe, and this season’s chains are no exception. Try going for a pair like the Victoria Beckham heels with thick chains to add some life to your outfit. You can also go for a simpler embellishment, such as the Bamnie Chain Embellished Mule by Vince Camuto.
Borrow from the boys
Statement shoes don’t always have to come in the form of heels. Adopting a masculine style can be a statement in its own right. Try wearing a pair of combat boots in a variation of your choice and add it to an androgynous ensemble with men’s pieces, such as a white button-down and straight-cut jeans featured on The Beauty Statement. You can start with a pair of Dr. Marten’s or go for brands like ASOS. Tuck your jeans into the boots to really make them stand out and make an impression wherever you go!