Alya, from kookulai, recently thrifted this great pair of shoes:
She wasn’t really sure what to pair them with, so I created a few outfits around them, using pieces she either already owns, are similar to what she owns, or would be able to purchase easily. The shoes are pretty androgynous, so I tried to find more feminine pieces to pair them with.
Outfits 1 and 2: based around the shoes and leopard print tights
I love these tights (I actually have the same ones) and I like pairing them with warm colors for the remainder of winter. The idea behind the outfit on the left is to pair a fitted knit skirt with a chunky sweater/cardigan. The outfit on the right is a more detailed tunic with a knit skirt and a simple cardigan over it.
Outfit 3: schoolgirl chic
Outfit 4: sweater dress and girlie accessories
I love the look of a good sweater dress (or a long sweater with a knit skirt under it). I felt like these shoes would ground a feminine, floral outfit. The pearls also make the outfit more feminine, while the chunky sweater and shoes make sure it’s not too girlie.
Outfit 5: Pants! (sorta)
I wanted to make sure I used pants (or capris) in one of the outfits, so I put this one together based around the yellow scarf (it’s a little lighter than the one Alya owns). The scarf, purse and top all go together, and it’s an easy outfit to pair with the shoes, capris (shorts or jeans would work well) and a cardigan, if it’s cold.
Outfit 6: Borrow your boyfriend/husband’s shirt!
Maybe it’s because I’m wearing a similar outfit today, but I think you can make menswear very feminine by adding a belt and wearing with a fitted skirt. Again, I love t-shirts, so this would be a quick and easy outfit to throw together if you were running out to the store, or heading out to work. Depending on your feelings about patterns, either a simple, solid color shirt, or a plaid one would look awesome and oh-so-chic (in my opinion!).
Well, there you go. Those are a few of my suggestions for rockin’ out those shoes. Alya, I hope these outfits give you inspiration to wear those awesome shoes, and I hope you don’t mind crazy prints, colors or any of the other things I picked out!