How to Wear Statement Shoes

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I’m a bit of a shoeaholic, according to my family. I love shoes.

I love them in neutral.

I love them in colour.

I love boots, shoes and sandals.

I think my love affair started when my doctor told me that I needed to wear different shoes every day so that I wouldn’t end up with foot problems in my later years (as every shoe rubs your foot and will irritate it after a day or so which leads to corns, bunions, blisters and other issues).  Plus your shoes get to dry out completely between wearings so they last heaps longer.

I took him at his word and started building a shoe collection. And you are welcome to use my doctors reasoning too to own more than 10 pairs of shoes!

So, how to wear a statement shoe

1. Create your outfit around the shoe.

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Your shoe is the hero, don’t add too many other heroes to your outfit at the same time, otherwise there will be too much going on *unless you’re Iris Apfel.

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  • Love the red boots! I have always had at least one pair of red shoes in my wardrobe since I was sixteen…. many years ago. Today I have four or five pairs with my favorite being a pair bought in Paris in 2005…. red paisley sling backs with small heel! Love the red……Stacy

  • I read somewhere that you need at least 12 pairs of shoes, and in most situations this is correct. We need different heel heights (sometimes in the same colour) for different outfits. Shoes for working out, walking, casual and formal occasions – the list is extensive. And, I agree with your strategy of changing shoes daily – it does lengthen their life spans and protects your feet.

  • A poem from my childhood you may enjoy.
    Flat shoes. Black shoes. Thump along like THAT shoes. Wipe them on the mat shoes. That’s the sort THEY buy.
    But button shoes and bow shoes, Pretty pointy toe shoes, Snappy, cappy low shoes. THAT’S the sort I’D buy.
    I’m with Stacey on the red shoes. Love ’em.

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