Today's Everyday Fashion: Shoe Strategy

Inspiration: Oscar de la Renta

Today's inspiration photo is like an assault on my eyes, but I like it. I thought - hey, why not try toning it down, so I added nude pumps and left the pom poms off my blazer. That still felt a little wild, so I grabbed a basic tee with a light blue print that matches my jeans. Now I was happy and could see myself wearing it for a lunch meeting. And taking it a step further -  the last one with sandals is even more true to real life and what you would find me wearing for errands. 

Also, my shoe strategy: buy nude sandals that can be a casual replacement for nude pumps. The idea being that anything I normally wear with nude pumps, I should be able to slip on the sandals and have them match that outfit. What makes a sandal suited to replace a nude pump? I think two things: 1. There has to be some substance/weight to shoe - so a strap around the ankle, or a slight wedge. 2. The material has to be "dressy," so nude patent leather and gold accents is what I usually go for. All of the sandals below I think make great replacements - which pair is your favorite? Which version of today's outfit do you like best? 

Jeans: Forever 21, $16
Blazer: H&M, $37 (similar, similar, similar)
Blue shirt: Moda c/o MJR Sales, $20 (similarsimilar)
White shirt: Gap, $3 (similarsimilar)
Heels: Enzo Angiolini/Piperlime, $32 (similar, similar, similar)
Flats: Dolce Vita c/o DNA Footwear, $65
Purse: Ann Taylor, $30 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Rings: My Stella & Dot 1, 2, 3
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot 1, 2, 3, 4

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