Two Ways: Colorblock Sandal
Feb 14, 2012
For a Gallery Opening. I appreciate the deconstructed look of this dress, even though I’m not sure whether I would be bold enough to wear it. (If you want something more structured in the same color palette and a lower price point, click here.) But the bold style is the perfect compliment to the sassy, colorblock shoe.
For the accessories, I wanted to choose pieces that were interesting but not overpowering. The earrings are a cool geometric shape, and who can resist Oscar? The bag is a rocker studded clutch, this was a substitute because I really wanted a large foldover clutch. And the ring is hammered metal with enamel, you could also add more rings if you were feel like making a statement.
For the hair, I’d recommend stick straight with a center part. You could also do a high, tight updo with pomade for smoothness. For the makeup, a red lip and strong eyeliner. I’d also paint my toes a traditional red.
For a Casual Dinner. When I wear bold shoes, I like to go easy on everything else. Here, I paired a simple skinny jean in black with a slouchy turtleneck sweater. You could also reverse the proportions and do a snug-fitting turtleneck on top and flare leg or boot cut trousers on the bottom.
The accessories are fairly straight forward. I paired a couple of bracelets with simple clutch (the purse matches the shoes!). I’d probably wear the bracelets over the cuff for full effect.
For the hair, I would wear it up in either a sleek ponytail or a low bun. For the makeup, neutral colors on the eyes, a blush cheek and a soft rose lip. For the toenail polish, I would choose either gold or orange.