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How To Make in Style Shoes


In a world where fashion styles change at the drop of a hat, women are scrambling to buy the latest shoes only to find that they are soon not in style anymore. It used to be that when you bought a pair of shoes that you could count on it being in style for at least a season. Now shoe styles come and go faster than we can change our socks. If you are tired of buying new shoes just to have them be out of style before you even get to wear them, then I have some ideas for you! There are many things you can do to improve the look of your shoes and make them fit in with the latest styles no matter how often they change.

Step 1

When you are buying shoes, the best thing in shoes these days is to go with a basic color such as black, blue, or brown. These colors stand the test of time and can be embellished in many different ways. Shoes in these colors go with many different other colors and provide a neutral background for fun add-ons. Having a more neutral color of shoe, means you will be more likely to be able to wear the shoes for longer than one season as long as you care for them properly.

Step 2

One way to put new life in shoes is to add clip-on embellishments. These embellishments come in a variety of colors and styles. They offer the more playful and colorful styles to the dramatic and more elegant numbers. This is a great way to dress up a boring pair of shoes for a special occasion. You can add embellishments that go with your outfits and switch them up as your outfits and moods change. This is a great way to spice up your shoe wardrobe without having to buy new shoes.

Step 3

You can also add trims to your shoes. These are permanent, so they are not as flexible an option as the clip-on embellishments. You can use a strong glue and run beading along the sides of the shoes. You can also add gemstones and other semi-precious stones to accent the shoes and bring them back to life. Shoes in this way can be greatly changed for a special formal event. You must be careful when changing your shoes with this method, because it will be permanent and removing the glued-on beading can result in ruining your pair of shoes.

Step 4

You can also add come color touches to your shoes with leather dye. This is also a permanent change to your shoes and should be done with caution. You can take a neutral colored pair of shoes and completely transform the color with leather dye. It just brushes right on and then is buffed in and shined with a soft cloth. The new look in shoes provides a great way to change that boring old color of your favorite sandals or pumps and makes them look new again and ready to wear with that fabulous new outfit.

Step 5

Changing your shoes in all new ways can be fun. Try experimenting on different pairs of shoes to see what results you can get. Combine the different options above for great new looks that are custom made for you. Have fun and don't be afraid to go crazy!


Choose fun colors and beading.

Add embellishments that can be removed.

Have fun with different options.

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By David Scott, published at 03/22/2012
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