Can we please just take a praise break for shiny boots? As a girl who grew up adoring Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan, sparkle boots feel like a dream come true. In my 30’s, I have noticed that my style is evolving past novelty shoes but I couldn’t fight off the urge to add these sparkle boots into my shoe collection. The Yves Saint Laurent ads in the September issue of Vogue were also very influential. So when I found some YSL lookalikes on sale at JustFab it was a done deal.
After I purchased my boots I immediately went online to search for sparkle boot inspiration. If I was going to buy a pair of novelty shoes I needed to figure a way to work them into my wardrobe all winter and not just for holiday looks (in which they are perfect for!) I now see that there are two way to do sparkle
Understated or Over the Top
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Understated sparkles sound like an oxymoron but it’s actually a great way to punch up a minimalist look. Especially if you want to add some extra interest to your look. I love pairing sparkle boots with an all-black look. You can just as easily rock a graphic tee, distressed jeans, a leather jacket and sport sparkle boots for an edgy rock-inspired look.
Over the Top
More is more. I had an a-ha moment when I saw Tamar Braxton on the cover of Vulkan magazine (her boots have more high shine than sparkle but it’s in the same family). I thought sparkles are a texture and working my boots into a look with other textures will actually juxtapose an outfit. Mixing textures is a lot like mixing prints. You want textures that complement each other. I think the best way to experiment is to just play in your closet until you find a look that you like. It’s all up to your personal taste. I love how Rita Ora’s look played with leather and sparkle. The matte leather and the bright sparkles play off each other without distracting the eye from her accessories.
Dress: H&M, Coat: Lane Bryant: Similar, Boots: JustFab, Purse: Mix No. 6
What do you think about sparkle boots? Are they too much or just enough?
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