Sometimes, it’s best to let your accessories speak for themselves — lucky for this Fashionista, her colorful pairings have a lot to say. The foundation of her look is as simple and classic as they come. This three piece combination works in any climate, season or year and can be redefined depending on the accessories that it’s paired with. That being said, a great accessory can also be redefined, depending on how it’s styled.
I was first drawn to this Fashionista by her brightly colored bib necklace. Upon closer inspection, I learned that the necklace is beautifully detailed and plays on color, texture and proportion. Then, my eyes were really treated to a color party when I got up close and personal with this pair of two-toned patent leather wingtip oxfords.
Most would agree that a classic oxford shoe instantly pulls an outfit together and adds a certain charm that no other flat can really achieve. The marigold colored tips and heels against the bone leather of the shoe’s base made for a bright and happy springtime color combination. The real charm of the shoe, however, comes with the cobalt blue ribbon woven through as laces. I guess I haven’t really considered switching up my shoelaces since I was in the third grade and wanted to jazz up my light-up Sketchers. This pair reintroduced me to the concept, and thankfully so. Can you imagine all of the combinations and ensembles a single pair of oxford lace-ups could work with given the right laces?
Take a trip to your local fabric or craft store and see what colors, prints and styles of ribbon catch your eye. Then lay them out against your lace-friendly shoes and discover all of the possibilities that ensue. This pair in particular would look fabulous and perfectly on trend with a pair of neon pink laces. In fact, they remind me of a pair of Cole Haan wingtips with neon details that I've been eyeing for quite some time. Worn with a basic outfit like this one or even with a pleated mini skirt and button-up blouse, the shoes would steal the show and make you the most charmingly dressed gal around.
Well, what are you waiting for, Fashionistas? Get to weaving and discover which trends you can pick up on with your laces. Your shoe collection will multiply accordingly.