Statement heels grab attention and let you stand your fashion ground: a 7-inch stiletto puts some sultry in your step while a platform wedge proclaims your fearless style. But with such boldness must come careful consideration of the rest of your outfit. Accessorize your clothing too much and your outfit goes from great to gaudy; not enough, and it’s sure to lack luster. The style and right amount of accessories when sporting statement shoes largely depends on the shoe style, color and texture.
Bring Out the Bling
Consider color first when pairing jewelry with your statement heels. Any color accessory will be a shoo-in with black heels. For a sophisticated look, wear a pair of pointy black stilettos featuring a chunky ankle strap. Clasp on a thick gold collar necklace to echo the shoe strap. You can also bring your solid color dress to new heights when pairing it with statement heels featuring interesting textures, such as animal skin, mesh, rhinestones and lace. This outfit makes a big statement with a simple, long metal necklace.
Go Out On Top
Top your outfit with everything from a scarf and belt to a hat and purse. When wearing a pair of leopard-print heels, you’ll want to put a call out for a subdued jacket. Try wearing a thick statement belt on a coat and pairing it with black suede boots that cover your knee. Or wear a pair of black heels featuring a contrasting gold toe cap. These eye-catching statement heels pop even more next to a cheeky purse in a vibrant color such as hot pink, lime or orange.
Let Your Hair Complement the Shoe
Allow your hair to be an accessory to your statement shoes. When wearing a pair of chunky wedge heels in a tennis shoe variety, give your hair a sporty lift in a loose ponytail. Or wear your hair in a 1960s-style waterfall ponytail with disco-gold platforms. For another option, go with sleek pulled-back hair when rocking the modern-glam look in pointy stilettos featuring studs.
Sock It To ‘Em
Marry colorful t-strap platform heels with a sweet printed floral shift dress and you’ll have a lovely outfit for summer; with the addition of black opaque tights, you’re covered in winter weather, too. If leather and lace is more your speed, pair studded bootie heels and thick, solid leggings with a lacy dress and a bold baroque jacket. In addition, slide on a pair of over-the-knee socks in a neutral color so that your booties and small skirt can make a big statement.