Centerpiece shoes are a classic way to take an okay look to the next level and transform it into an awesome look. The catch is creating a look around the signature shoes that doesn’t overwhelm or draw away from them.
This Fashionisto’s look is a prime example of how to master this technique with his simple outfit and bright blue suede oxfords. His shoes caught my eye immediately when I passed him on campus. The lighter navy color is simultaneously bright, while subdued. The color is not overwhelming or gaudy, but adds just the right amount of pop to the outfit. The wingtip frame and the suede material of the shoe give it a sophisticated and polished look. While the low white leather heel, creates a great contrast with the blue and gives the shoe even more uniqueness.
With such powerful statement shoes, this Fashionisto decided to go with simple, solid color pieces that would work as complements. His pants are a great sandy khaki, that showcase the shoes better than a pair of blue jeans or dark pants would have. He pairs the pants with a simple, white button down which brings even more sophisticated and clean-cut style to the look. Lastly, he dons a shiny black down jacket. The down material of the jacket keeps this Fashionisto toasty, while the shiny black coloring and the shorter fit give him style.
Hint: If suede isn’t your favorite material, but you love these shoes, try them in a blue leather.