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Ask Allie: Styling Navy and Oxblood Kitten Heels

By Wardrobeoxygen @wardrobe_oxygen
I purchased these shoes at the Old Town Boutique District Warehouse Sale. While I can figure out how to wear them for work, I was wondering if you could provide me with some suggestions on how to style them in a more casual manner.

Cute shoes! I have some VC Signature shoes and find them quite comfortable and well-crafted. These shoes may seem hard to style with two very specific colors, but you can use them as an accent to not be too matchy-matchy yet still cohesive.
Ask Allie: Styling Navy and Oxblood Kitten Heels [collage source]
A shoe with this heel height is comfortable enough to wear on weekends. Paired with a simple navy turtleneck sweater and dark crisp jeans, these shoes make wardrobe staples downright chic and polished and perfect for anything from brunch with a friend to hitting the mall. A striped knit is one of my favorite pieces for weekends as it looks more purposeful and polished than a solid; add a silk scarf at the throat and you have a comfortable and easy ensemble that is chic enough for casual dining or drinks at the local bar.
Ask Allie: Styling Navy and Oxblood Kitten Heels [collage source]
Kitten heels work with skirts and pants of most any length and width, and can look appropriate with a proper suit, or more casual ensembles. For these two looks, I was thinking Casual Friday or a weekend event like a bridal shower or luncheon. Oxblood is a hot color this season and easy to find at most retailers. An oxblood pleated skirt will be great now and through the spring, paired with a chambray shirt and some fun bracelets, this would be a great look for museum hopping and lunch. A kitten heel also looks great with a wider leg – I paired these shoes with a denim trouser and crisp white shirt for a classic ensemble. The shirt could be left untucked or tucked (consider adding an unexpected additional print such as a leopard haircalf belt) for a simple and easy yet sophisticated look for a more casual office or weekend event. If needed, add a navy cardigan for warmth.
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