how to: twinkle toes.

It’s hard to walk through the shoe department these days without being blinded by a fabulous pair of jewel-encrusted shoes. Sparkles, jewels and glitter have found their way onto everything from casual sandals to unforgettable heels.  

You might be saying to yourself, “but when would I wear these?”  Fear not, as I guide you through the hot line bling of shoes that shine.

To begin with, if you are new to the sparkle game, consider starting with a neutral color like beige or black, with jewels used sparingly.  

For daytime, you can keep your sparkle from looking too over-the-top by selecting a shoe with a chunky heel, like the Lanvin ones I am wearing in today’s post.  The heaviness of the heel adds an edginess to the shoes that makes the jewels more casual.   I have paired these sandals with an A.L.C. floral dress, a DVF leather jacket (get the look here) and a vintage purse by Judith Leiber.

For nighttime, consider investing in a pair of designer shoes with bling.  These can give an ordinary outfit a real “wow” factor.  A great time to purchase this style is right after Christmas and New Year’s when they are sure to be on the sale rack.

When you do opt for a sparkly shoe, keep your other accessories to a minimum so as not to over do it.

Happy styling… xx amanda brooke

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