STYLE GURU STYLE: From Bows to Toes

Marilyn Monroe couldn’t have said it better when she stated: “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” The perfect pair of shoes can totally spice up a traditional look or compliment the style theme, but regardless of your intention—shoes can make anyone feel absolutely fabulous. Two of my favorite style statements are bows and bold shoes; whether the bows are in my hair or on my belt buckle, they are a cute detail that jazz up any look to make it chic and stylish. An exceptional pair of shoes can make a statement all on their own, but paired with the perfect outfit, they can complete it!

For this look, I was inspired by the Givenchy fall 2016 couture show, in which the looks highlighted exquisite details, such as sequins and grommets to create beautiful vertical lines and pleats. Also, Givenchy featured outfits with a defined waistline, utilizing bold or shiny additions such as large, sequin bows! Additionally, the Hermès resort 2017 collection showcased gladiator or ankle wrap-around sandals, a popular, emerging trend in all types of shoes, including stilettoes, espadrilles and wedges.

These collections inspired my own outfit: I incorporated both a bow as well as gladiator heels that complement the overall look. For my outfit, I wore pleated J.Crew Factory navy chinos with a cinched waistline and tie belt, which I tied in a loose knot, paired with a neon pink racer-back tank. To accessorize, I wore a gold, half-moon shaped statement necklace, a beige cross-body bag, and lace-up stilettoes that I absolutely love because they draw attention to my legs and add an interesting twist to an otherwise classic, but simple ensemble! The top is a bold, bright color which pairs nicely with the more traditional, dark shorts and the bow accentuates and accents my waistline. The ankle-wrap stilettoes make the classy combination more unique and daring, creating a versatile look for a variety of occasions, and spicing up the timeless look!

Get My Look: 1. Lace-up heels 2. Cross-body bag 3. Neon tank