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How to Wear Statement Shoes

By Imogenl @ImogenLamport

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I’m a bit of a shoeaholic, according to my family. I love shoes.

I love them in neutral.

I love them in color.

I love boots, shoes and sandals.

I think my love affair started when my doctor told me that I needed to wear different shoes every day so that I wouldn’t end up with foot problems in my later years (as every shoe rubs your foot and will irritate it after a day or so which leads to corns, bunions, blisters and other issues).  Plus your shoes get to dry out completely between wearings so they last heaps longer.

I took him at his word and started building a shoe collection. And you are welcome to use my doctors reasoning too to own more than 10 pairs of shoes!

So how to wear a statement shoe

Create your outfit around the shoe.

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Your shoe is the hero, don’t add too many other heroes to your outfit at the same time, otherwise there will be too much going on *unless you’re Iris Apfel.

Relate the color to something else in your outfit

Coloured statement shoes - relate the color to your outfit

Accessories or a garment with some of the same color are great options.

Look for detail or pattern or a unique feature to highlight

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how to wear statement shoes by imogenl featuring a matte lipstick
  1. Keep the outfit simple to make a feature of your shoes
  2. Repeat the color in your makeup if appropriate – lipstick color is great if you are in the red/pink/burgundy family
  3. Wear accessories that repeat and harmonise with elements of the shoe design feature, whether it be colour, shape or pattern.

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Here I’ve repeated the red in the boots in my bangle and necklace (and a little red lippy)

More Shoe Posts You May Enjoy

Choosing hoisery to go with coloured shoes

How to choose the color of your shoes

Bookending – Shoes and Hair

Check out lots of other statement shoes over at Not Dressed as Lamb 


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