It’s been awhile since I’ve done a traditional Shoesday post but with all the lovely Spring shoes popping up and the need for more pretty things in our world – the time is now!! While browsing the current Nordstrom sale (which is an unprecedented site wide 25% off), I was drawn to all the pretty floral pumps. So many Ted Baker (and ted baker like) pumps making early Spring arrivals. I clicked on three different pairs before I made the connection that one, there were so many cool options and two, I clearly need a pair (or two). So without further ado, I bring you Floral Shoesday starting with the pair I put in my cart. #FloralFeet
Styling Floral Shoesday Pumps
A floral print is classic that never goes out of style! While it is much more common to see it on dresses and blouses than shoes, it works the same! Floral shoes provide an opportunity for an infusion of color and personality. And nothing says more feminine or beautiful than a soft floral print on your feet. Stymied on how to style them? Making them a statement shoe paired with a suit is easy (and a definite yes) – more on that soon – but there are lots of other ways to work a floral shoe into a work appropriate outfit. #FlowerPower
1. Make a Statement
The easiest way to incorporate a floral shoe is to simply use it to make a statement. This works with suits, monotone looks, sheath dresses or classic color pairings. Feeling a little bolder? Add a pop of color with an accessory (think scarf, purse or necklace). Here is classic white and black paired with a statement shoe:
Create a similar effect with a little more color. Choose a neutral base like navy or a bright teal and pair it with a floral pump. Add an eye catching necklace to really make things pop. See the same idea below on Amal Clooney.
2. Pair Florals with Stripes
My favorite flower power combination is floral and stripes. You can see an example of this concept with clothing here, here or here but the same works for shoes. Pair a floral pump with a striped blouse or skirt. They key is to keep the colors in the same palette.
3. Go Floral on Floral
For the boldest statement yet pair floral heels with a floral dress or skirt. I created a toned down version using subtle floral shoes but if you want to pair floral on floral be certain to pair similar colors and patterns. This also works with accessories … a floral bag, clutch or scarf (again, in similar colors and patterns).
4. Classic Floral with Denim (Casual Friday Anyone?)
If you aren’t ready for the full garden effect, opt in gently with denim. Start out with a business casual or weekend look. Pair jeans (or chinos) with a crisp button down and if you need to be a touch more formal simply add a blazer. It’s an upgraded casual Friday look that is sure to get you compliments. #CasualFlowers
Floral Shoesday Picks
Still can’t get enough? Here’s a few more (okay twenty) in prices ranging from $15 to $298. Happy Shoe Shopping!