ALL IN THE DETAILS: Fierce Footwork

The great part about the weather finally warming up is the fact that we can all finally bust out the sandals and flats without worrying about keeping our feet warm. With that, you can still simplify your outfit as a whole and have your footwear make the biggest statement. I believe that shoes can make or break an outfit choice. For the past few weeks, I have been scoping out Fashionistas and Fashionistos to see what is standing out as far as footwear goes. During one warm afternoon in between classes, I noticed this Fashionista’s shoe choice and was hooked on the spot.

I love wearing heels and wedges, but sometimes I’m extremely weary that my feet will be sore or I’ll crash and burn, falling on my face. This Fashionista’s wedge height is the perfect balance of stability and elevation. Comfort is a huge factor when always wearing shoes, and it seems that this Fashionista’s platforms exceed over that expectation. However, what makes her shoes stick out other than the cork wedge style, is the print. Her shoes are a bold cheetah print, making her style fierce. Sometimes, animal prints can look gaudy, but her shoes are just right and executed smoothly. To keep it to a minimum, she paired solid color pieces and accessorizing wisely. Showing off her fancy footwear, she decided to slightly roll a dark wash skinny jean, contrasting against the browns in her sandals. Spring is all about the bright colors and patterns, but even though it’s about a season of soft colors, never forget the darker color palette. This Fashionista decided to don a black tank top, tucking it in to show off her simple belt. Ohio weather fluctuates and this Fashionista was wise to wear a long, burgundy knit cardigan. Her variety of chunky bracelets are the finishing touch to this on-point outfit.

This outfit is simple enough to dress up or dress down. As long as you have some killer shoes like this Fashionista, you’ll be rocking the trend of fun footwear.

How To: Nervous to try the trend of animal print shoes? No worries! Find a platform sandal with a funky pattern or color and you will be able to channel this Fashionista’s fierce style.