For an “oldie but goodie’ shoe design you need these tips to keep them up with the season.
Wedged shoes have been around for years, but wearing options that has prints, embellishments, embroidery, weaved designes or streaking colors is the way to update this classic. These shoe models can qualify as “statement accessories”, which means they are not so basic, neutral pieces by themselves. This happens when a piece of clothing has a big, very defined or a striking design.
Most of the designes you might find at stores tend to be monochromatic with colors pretty neutral which gives the opportunity to mix and match them with simpler clothing pieces (as jeans could be) or wear them with another statement accessories, like a printed dress or a sheer top.
If you decide to wear them with simple basic clothes, the shoes will get the most visual attention, as they have texture, and that’s OK, if you feel comfortable with simple outfits.I would recommend you to wear them with pieces that do not make the look seem too romantic (with lace, for example), or it will be a visual sugar overload. Another example: if you wear it with a pastel cardigan, you will look older.
In case you would like to take some risks, do the experiment of wear them with another piece that look more tough, like a biker jacket over a simple white t-shirt, washed ripped jeans and a gold cufflink or a big ring. Or with a romper in vibran colors and/ or big prints. They could work great with flare or straight leg trousers too.
A piece of advise: if your wedges have too wide straps around your ankles, avoid wearing them with short, breezy dresses, as they work better with trousers. This is because wider straps visually “cuts” your figure at the ankle, and as the dress already do that to your legs above, the final result might be unflattering. Thinner straps work better with summery dresses.
If you have wedges in your closet, start wearing them right now! You can see they are a great piece to be enjoyed all season around.