If you've been reading my blog for any time at all, you'll know of my devout fondness for shoes. It's the first section I look at whether I'm shopping at a department store or trolling my favorite thrift haunts. It would make life so much easier if I were one of those clever women who could wear the same shoes with everything and still look smashing! Alas, I am not. In my opinion, shoes have a way of transforming an entire look for good or bad. So I thought I would show you how different shoes on the exact same outfit could make, break or bore a look.
With Michael Kors clogs.....I kind of like this! Keeps the look kind of casual. I really like these clogs with black tights and skirts. I used to ONLY wear clogs with trousers, but now I can see them with skirts, dresses and maybe a pair of skinny jeans.
With a Bandolino boot. Okay, so not necessarily interesting, but it's definitely me. Nice clean lines, if not a bit preppy.
Franco Sarto sandals. TOTALLY not feeling this look, but it does score points on the interesting factor.
Nine West platform pumps. I almost didn't put these on because I thought I wouldn't like the color with the printed top. HOWEVER, I actually REALLY liked this!
Vintage Together boots. To be honest, these babies are going on eBay. While I really do like them, I simply NEVER know what to wear them with and I really don't like wearing them with anything other than a really long skirt and I don't wear enough maxis to warrant keeping these.
Vintage Apostrophe. I've had these for 20 years and rarely wear them. Again, I really don't do booties very well. Patti pulls them off with such aplomb, but I feel like a goober!
Thrifted black leather pumps. Nothing necessarily wrong with them in this look; but nothing really right either. I think I'd prefer these with the black tights and a black skirt.
Vintage Nine West boots. This was a serendipitous pairing. At the last minute, I saw these in the closet and thought, "Hmmmm, how bad would these be?" and then? BABAM! I really really like this! It keeps the whole look much more casual and I like the contrast against the black tights.
Jessica Simpson thigh high boots. Can I just say.....YES!!! Love this look! I know, I know, it's another black boot, but the heel and the higher style just gives it a different and more edgy look than the Bandolino boots above.
Same Jessica Simpson boots from above, but with them worn over the knee. LOVE this look too!
So what do you think? Out of all of the above, what's fabulous, what's boring, and what's hideous?! I'd love to hear your opinions!
PS. Which ones do you think I ended up wearing for the day?