April 12th, 2016 at 2:00am

Everyone has heard before that shoes can make or break an outfit, and I couldn’t agree more with this saying. If I’m going to splurge on something, it will almost always be a good pair of shoes. I usually suggest spending more on classic pieces that you know you’ll wear for years, but when it comes to shoes, I can’t resist a statement shoe when it pops out at me. The confidence and excitement I feel when stepping out in some new eye-catching booties or rocking my metallic sneakers is worth the extra cost. Statement shoes also make classic combos with jeans and a white T-shirt, feeling fresh from season to season.

This Fashionista proves that statement shoes are all you need to take a simple outfit to the next level. Her unique booties grabbed my attention immediately as I walked by and stood out against the rest of her minimalist outfit. Cutout booties are a perfect spring transition shoe and are easily paired with basics to make a stylish look with minimal effort.
While these shoes could go with many looks, the easiest to throw on is a simple denim and neutrals combination. I love her frayed bottom jeans because they’re trendy, but still easy to pull off and they add another interesting detail to the outfit. This Fashionista wore a white tank top that also featured an interesting, yet simple cutout which pulled the look together. Her pearl studs and small silver necklace fit with the minimalist jewelry trend that’s been so popular lately and let her shoes be the standout accessory.

How To: Whether you choose some eye-catching cutout booties like this Fashionista, printed sneakers or bold heels, a pair of statement shoes is a must for spring. For a minimalist look, try pairing your shoes with neutrals and denim or a simple sundress. If you’re feeling the move towards maximalism from the runways, then try a patterned dress or colorful skirt with fun shoes to really make a statement.