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ALL IN THE DETAILS: Gladiator Goodness

September 18th, 2015 at 2:00am

I was lucky enough to have arrived early to one of my fashion classes, and as I was sleepily staring at the ground I saw them. These incredible cream, laced, gladiator boots walked right past me and I had to find out who was the owner. Of course, this Fashionista is just as stylish and beautiful as these Jeffery Campbell shoes, but it struck a cord on how much impact the details have on an outfit. It only took one pair of extraordinary shoes for my jaw to drop and I had to know who was wearing them.

In most places one encounters shoes are required, so why not make that necessity a fashion statement as well as using it for functionality. Big, bold statement shoes can make an outfit into an expression of oneself and these gladiators did just the trick. It’s all about making that one statement piece the center of attention.  Choosing softer, more neutral tones and pairing it with a bold statement shoe or accessory keeps the focal point on the “wow” factor instead of having it lost among other loud prints and bold colors.

This Fashionista did an amazing job pairing her jaw-dropping shoes with a simple light pastel purple tank and cutoff jeans shorts. She also added some simple earrings, sunglasses, and a black fringe bag to complement her outfit, without over shadowing her shoes.

How To: Don’t know if you can pull off bold statement shoes? Well I’m here to tell you that you can! Take your favorite pair and match it with a simple top and bottom or even a neutral-colored dress and you are ready to take on the world. The key is making sure that bold piece is the attention getter. Not big on shoes? These principles can be substituted for any bold piece you want to showcase such as a bright purse or chunky colorful necklace.