As a size 11M, I still have to struggle to find decent shoes but I can find them. For women that wear Wide Widths, it’s a much more difficult situation – so anything helps!
Sometimes all it takes to warm up a wardrobe is the right shoe. Thus, I offer you some favorites from this season – it’s all about texture.
So definitely invest in some shoe polish.
Find your own favorite shoes on Fat Chic Clothing Search..
available from Nordstrom up to size 11
available from Nordstroms up to size 10
available from Zappos up to size 12
from Simply Be available up to a size 11
available from Tory Burch, limited run up to size 10.5
It’s getting toward the end of summer – and likely, you’re socking back cash for fall (or even winter.) You don’t have to dig too deep to still get the most out of your summer duds. In some cases, all you need is a little duct tape!
There’s so much fabulous white out there. It may require Scotch guard to wear safely, but once you get past that hurdle, it’s fun!
Show off those curves in this elegant, figure-enhancing peplum dress, spun in structure…
2. Plaid Shoes
If you don’t want to buy fancy plaid shoes, find an old pair and use plaid duct tape!
3. Ballerina flats
If you still love yours from previous seasons, keep yours. If you feel a bit bored by them, experiment with some shoe art on them.
4. Short Stack Heels
Preferably on your head in the summer, though around your neck in the fall and winter works beautifully. Rosie the Riveter scarves look awesome – you can watch this tutorial if you want to give it a try.
Eccos are great shoes. The best. The kind I gladly spend more than $100 on, knowing that they will last me for at least a decade and still feel comfortable at year ten. My most recent pair of Eccos,Â purchased before my wedding in 2009, still hold up despite a lot of scuffing. I hated the idea of discarding them over something as trivial as a little bit of scuffing. I already knew about shoe art – it’s a thing, really. But I do not possess strong painting skills.
I also collect those printed duct tape rolls. They fascinate me. They also give a little verve to otherwise banal bottles, frames, flat surfaces… you get the idea. So when I saw a Pinterest post demonstrating a woman who duct taped her own shoes I realized I had a winner. I don’t paint that well… but I can tape things!
This is the result:
While I’m pretty conservative about my new shoes, dressing up worn shoes with prints, tape or other craziness feels just fine to me. The challenge comes in finding what to wear these with – I usually go open-toe in summer so this might be one of those summer-to-fall type shoes I wear when feeling either witty or to explain a patchouli oil spill.
So summer’s come around and that means sandals. Mine are still holding over nicely from last year – I just need to catch up with that whole pedicure I need to do. Gladiator sandals are all over now – the higher up the leg they go, the more dramatic the effect!
This charity goodie has sat in my Pocket links from the time it was still called ReadItLater. Soles4Souls collects shoes, to give to people that need them. If you have that closet full of gently worn shoes that you never wear, perhaps pass them on – Â what can’t be worn can still go into the microbusiness assistance in this charity. After all, you really don’t need a shoe for every outfit.