For years and years, movies and television shows have dedicated their stories to shoes. There were Dorothy’s sparkly red Mary Janes, Cinderella’s glass slipper and Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolo Blahniks that brought her and Big back together happily ever after. It seems like shoes are the biggest part of the show, just like they are the best part of an outfit. They are the finishing detail and the last thing we put on before stepping out the door to start our day.
Some shoes have the ability to change a girl’s mindset; heels especially can add a hint of power to every outfit they are paired with. Whether you are headed to the office for the day, going lunch with some friends or a rock show in the city, fun heels put a little extra kick in everyone’s step. Some chose the effortless black stiletto while others go edgy with a spiked heal pump. However, this Fashionista went with a completely different kind of heel to spend her day in.
These quirky white shoes are like nothing she had ever seen before until she stumbled upon them in New York City on vacation. Paired with over-the-knee black socks, the shoes stood out to create a look that was cool and casual, yet powerful and edgy. They have an essence of class behind them due to their oxford-meets-Mary Jane look—the perfect combination of the two.
With the details of her outfit taking over the spotlight, this Fashionista kept the rest of her look simple with a striped tank top dress and a long pendant necklace. It is important to remember when accessorizing that focusing on one detail is they key to a well-balanced outfit. This Fashionista kept her outfit neutral and let her crazy cool shoes steel the show just like Cinderella’s glass slippers did in 1950.
How to: Aching to discover a pair of shoes as wild as these? Start hunting around local thrift stores and quirky boutiques to find your one of a kind pair. Toss them on with a simple dress and effortless jewelry to complete the outfit.