Style Advice of the Week

Glitter, leopard, snakeskin, oxblood (or burgundy depending on what side of the debate you are on), oversized sweaters, tribal prints… and tuxedo shoes! What do these all have in common? These are fun, comfortable and street ready trends that are popping up all over the country this fall. What is even better is that all of these trends are popping up in affordable stores! This Fashionista was walking away from an 8 A.M. class (yes, you CAN be chic even during your painfully early classes) and I loved her leopard tuxedo shoes. When I asked her where she purchased them I was shocked when she told me they were under $20! The details on them are great, plus they have a fun texture to add depth.

One of the great things about these shoes is their price, but also the many colors they come in. This fall I have been drawn to a lot of leopard print shoes, at first I thought I would have issues styling them, but actually I consider them a nude and put as many patterns in an outfit as I would like. Although they have a pattern, they are far enough away from the rest of your patterns that it doesn’t become too much. Don’t be like me and afraid to play with patterns, go big or go home!

Still afraid of layering colors and patterns with an animal print shoe? A good rule is to have your accessories be bold and have the same tones as the shoes (for example, gold with leopard) but the rest of your clothing be somewhat neutral allowing the attention to be on the shoes. This is to compliment them with the rest of your clothing. Once you start working with one or more patterns it becomes easier to not worry about whether or not they work, it’s about your confidence!


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