Sometimes you can splurge on a mini wardrobe overhaul, and sometimes you can't justify it. But there's nothing quite like that itch between your shoulders when you're so done with your pieces. A Tuesday turned into a Wednesday and all of a sudden you woke up to find you just can't handle your choices any longer. What do you do then? Throw yourself out a window?
Possibly. But before that, try this one makeover tip that won't leave you eating garbanzo beans for a week.
Just update your shoes. It sounds so simple but trust me when I say it's effective. If you want to give your outfits and your remixed-to-death pieces a breath of fresh air, introduce a couple of on-trend shoes into the rotation and watch yourself become reinspired. A pair of pointed-toe lace up flats would look ground breaking peeking in from your culottes, metallic block heels would pop against colorful dresses or busy skirts, clunky sandals would give your feminine dresses a tomboy edge, or masculine bluchers would be a game changer for your denim pieces like overalls and pinafores.
You might not have enough money to go add another dress into your rotation, but if you focus on adding an interesting, statement-making pair of shoes into your wardrobe, you'll find your old outfits becoming inspiring again.
For more inspiration, here are some other bold shoe looks. Study them and think about why they work:
ONE: The metallic tipped oxford shoes add a fun touch of masculinity when paired with her demure midi skirt. This would be a completely different outfit if she went with a strappy stiletto or a pair of leather sandals. (SOURCE)
TWO: Her heavy, clunky sandals anchor down her delicate look, adding a playful contrast against the airy shirt dress. (SOURCE)
THREE: If she went with minimalist sandals or tennis shoes, this look would be more demure and country like. But since she went with a pair of bold cage sandals, the long pinafore took on a different vibe- one that's more San Francisco vintage. (SOURCE)
FOUR: Her knee high boots not only added a pop of color but served as a layering piece- they balanced the short hem of the dress and anchored the look by dragging the eye downward and making you feel like there's more volume/substance to the outfit. It would have a different vibe if she opted for ankle booties or ballet flats. (SOURCE)
Let's discuss: What's a shoe style you've been thinking of trying, but haven't taken the plunge yet?
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Pants: Forever 21
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters