It’s time to wake up your wardrobe.
Bring energy back into old clothes and beloved vintage pieces with a brilliant accessory choice, like these attention-grabbing shoes spotted this week at my local Goodwill thrift shop.
These striped wedges are a little on the loud side, but in the best possible way. The graphic print contains a whole multitude of deep, flattering hues and a few strips of classic black to balance out all the brightness and provide much-needed contrast. The soft cloth upper and closed, rounded toe make these shoes suitable for just about any season – they’ll keep your feet warm in fall and early spring, when there’s still an icy chill in the air, but they’re also breathable enough to wear in the heart of summer.
With heels this daring, keeping the rest of your outfit simple is key.
For the rest of my ensemble here, I’ve chosen deep, more subdued hues, like the rich emerald green of this classic sweater. Long but slightly fitted, this sweater hugs curves in all the right places and manages to be flattering without being revealing or brash in any way. Simple gray pants – also form fitting, but not too terribly tight – make a solid base on which to build my surprisingly bold look. This outfit really is all about the shoes – the soft, solid colors and classic shapes make the perfect backdrop for this pair of brilliant, totally eye-catching shoes, which if paired with another print or super loud color choice, would probably feel a bit overwhelming rather than cool, fun, and carefree.
Lauren Haslett writes “Goodwill Gems,” our weekly column about everything accessories here in A Good Look. She is a lover of fabulous fashion, a trained chef and a writer. Follow her on twitter.
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