How to Wear Red Shoes.. One simple Tip!

how to wear red shoes

Red shoes are undeniably iconic.
Think of Dorothy’s amazing ruby slippers.
Or, the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale and Moira Shearer in the 1948 film adaptation.
Red shoes are glamorous and beautiful.

However, in the real world, red shoe purchases can seem like a great idea at the time only to end up gathering dust in our wardrobes.
Red shoes can be tricky to style, and no matter how many glamorous red-shoe-outfits we look at on Pinterest, they can still feel a bit intimidating.

how to wear red shoes

Red shoes are the footwear equivalent of red lipstick.
We can love the idea of them BUT the reality of styling a pair can leave us scratching our heads.

No one wants to look like a clown… or worse (in my opinion) like we’re trying to look “fun” (shudder).

{Of course fashion should be fun (and is!) but we should never have to battle to hard to make it so.}

Red shoes can be a bit tricky for sure!

Styling red shoes requires the same confidence (real or faked) as wearing that red lip.

Red shoes require a confident strade and a “devil may care” attitude.
Red shoe wearing leaves no room for apology.

If you love the idea of being bold and sassy then a red shoe is the way to go.
Why not go all-in and pair them with a red lip?
In for a penny, in for a pound!

how to wear red shoes

So the one simple rule when it comes to wearing RED SHOES is to wear them with ATTITUDE.

A statement of individuality.

Don’t worry about what colours ‘go’ or the ‘right’ way to wear them.

Don’t apologise.
Don’t shy away.
Stride out and enjoy them!

If you’re looking for simple red shoe combinations simply try the following combinations:

  • An all-red outfit.
  • Black and white.
  • Blue jeans and a plain top.
  • An all-black outfit.
  • Pure white.
  • Teal.
  • Grey.
  • Aqua/turquoise.
  • Blue.

Anything goes!

I’m wearing a pair of 80’s-style red suede pumps that were kindly gifted to me by Jones the bootmaker
Jones the bootmaker is a brand I used to visit years ago, for good quality classic items, but they seemed to drop off my shoedar!

So when they got in touch to let me know about their recent revamp I was happy to revisit them!
The shoes still have the reliable quality and classic vibe but they’re nodding a little more towards trends, which is nice to see.

Style AND comfort is what we’re all looking for, isn’t it?
These red courts are comfortable, thanks to the block heel and the supportive insole.
Perfect for one of those events where you know you’re going to be on your feet a lot!

How do you wear YOUR red shoes?
Do they make you feel more confident?
Or, do you find them hard to style?

I’d love to hear about them!

DRESS: Topshop (charity shopped)
SHOES: c/o Jones
TIGHTS: c/o Zohara (old)
BAG: ancient!!
EARRINGS: a gift

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