Every woman worth her salt has a pair of basic black shoes in her wardrobe. From pumps to ankle-straps and slingbacks to peep-toes, most of us will stick to the general fare. That’s the point though, isn’t it? To have a plain pair of black shoes that go with the highest possible number of outfits. Of course, we agree. However, once in awhile we see a trend or an idea that makes us rethink the norm.
Molly C. Quinn who plays daughter to Nathan Fillon’s lead character on the hit TV show Castle brings us our Style Pick of the Day with the adorable shoes she wore at PaleyFest on March 9. Yes, they too are her version of basic black Mary-Jane-style shiny shoes with a front strap, but with a small variation – the strap features cute cherry detailing.
It’s a different take on the basic black shoe. Plus, it adds a touch of delightful color as well as personality to your outfit, which is what makes this our Style Pick of the Day.
You may not always find or be able to afford black shoes with detailing. Or maybe you simply cannot justify adding another pair of shoes to your hundred or so pairs. No problem. The best thing about this Style Pick of the Day is that it is the simplest to recreate at home with nothing more than strong glue and a cute accessory.
Keep an eye out for stylish little embellishments or tiny accessories when you go out shopping. It could be a pendant, earrings, a gem you particularly like the color of, a key chain or one of those small patches you can iron on to the back pocket of your jeans. If you like how it looks, then you can simply stick it onto the side or front of your shoes to add a whole other dimension of fun to your footwear. Make sure you buy your choice of detailing in pairs though so that you have enough material for both shoes.
Go ahead and get different types of detailing. You can remove the ones you stuck on and try another when the mood strikes. So it’s like having a new pair of shoes every time you feel like it.
Can’t find suitable detailing? Make your own. The internet is full of arts and crafts ideas that can help you on your quest for super cool shoes. You probably already have plenty of ideas yourself. Just whip out your tools and give it a try.
If you’re afraid of ruining your black shoes, buy a cheap pair that you don’t mind messing around with. We guarantee though that you’ll love this stylish new take so much that you’ll wear the cheaper shoes more often than you do your better pairs.
How to Wear Black Heels with Detailing
Your basic black shoes can be worn anywhere. So why not your basic black shoes with detailing too? You get to inject some of your personality into the detailing and let it reflect in your outfit even if you may have to keep the rest of it austere.
Many women rue dressing up for work because some of the formal outfits available to women are just too staid and boring. Sure, there are stylish options too, but they can be too expensive or maybe you just haven’t had the time to upgrade your wardrobe yet. Well, you can still start small. Pair your black shoes with detailing with your boring work clothes and you add a dollop of oomph that will not go unnoticed. Plus, it will give you a reason to get up and get dressed for work in the morning.
Adding detailing to your black shoes for a party has to be the most fun of all. With gemstones and glitter, your shoes have the potential to take your outfit from ‘meh’ to ‘yowzah!’. The light from the shiny disco balls will reflect off the detailing and light up every dance move you make. Groovy!
Keep it as simple or as zany as you want when you’re detailing your shoes for a casual outfit. Wear your black shoes with detailing with jeans, jumpers and skirts. How about wearing them with shorts instead of the regular flip flops to look glam while you’re having fun?
OK, we’ve been talking about ‘black’ shoes throughout this article. Why limit yourself though? You can revamp a pair of colorful shoes too with some self-designed detailing. Have a pair of shoes you’re thinking of throwing away? Give them a makeover with your creative detailing ideas.