I have always been a fan of simple and sleek ensembles because the styling possibilities are endless. I love experimenting with shoes in an outfit, and the simpler the look, the bolder the shoes can be. Whether you are wearing platform shoes, bold, strappy heels or chunky white flatforms, shoes complete any look and can add that little bit of personality that makes you stand out from the crowd. So, it’s no surprise that when I spotted this Fashionista and her amazing shoes peaking out from underneath her black maxi skirt, I had to stop her.

Upon first glance, this Fashionista’s outfit is the perfect look for a day in the office—it’s casual and classic. She is wearing a simple black maxi skirt with an elastic waistband, making it comfortable and ideal for a long day of sitting at the desk. She pairs her skirt with a sleeveless blue button-down blouse that she tucks in, creating an outfit with perfect proportions. The blouse is light and airy and contrasts with the darker and heavier texture of the skirt.

She is rocking a pair of caged black leather sandals, which add an edgy element to her ensemble. Though upon first glance the look is simple, it’s anything but when she walks and unveils the sandals. The shoes are already a statement piece, so keeping the rest of the look simple is key and this Fashionista nailed it.

To complete her outfit, she is carrying a large black tote bag with a long strap. Having to carry a purse with a short strap can get so uncomfortable, especially if you have a long walk to work. Best of all, a bag with such a long strap can also double as a cross-body bag.

So next time you see a pair of standout shoes, don’t hesitate to purchase them. Shoes are such an easy and fun way to make a bold statement! Make sure to use this Fashionista’s look for some inspiration when styling your new shoe purchases.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Make sure the shoes look good!”