Yellow Shoes Can Add a Whole New Color to your Outfit
Quote of the day: “The greater part of our happiness or our misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances” – Martha Washington
Even if there isn’t any yellow in your outfit, yellow shoes can be a great choice for your footwear. This category is not much different than using the yellow shoes as a pop of color (see that post here), in my opinion. But at least in this series of looks, I did not use yellow accessories at all. I’m counting on the shoes to be the contrasting color. If you are the type that like your shoes to match your outfit, then you might enjoy the second post from this series here!
I tried to include 3 different colors for each of our looks. Nancy was the first to style this, so we chose navy for her color. Then mom wanted to wear blue also (but you’ll see below that her blue got switched to purple). Thus I wanted to include a warm color for some diversity. Thus I’m wearing my burgundyish pink trousers.
I have many theories about shoes and the impact they can make in an outfit. Realistically, your shoe area is only about one tenth of your entire outfit, so I can see the argument that they don’t really matter. However, I believe that they also say a lot about one’s personality since women are extremely lucky to have such a plethora of options when it comes to this item. And for ourselves, we probably see our shoes more since they are in full view when we look down. So if you’re wearing a sexy sandal–then maybe you feel a little sexier that day? Then there is the issue of comfort! How important is it for your shoes to be walkable? Well Suzanne just wrote a post about the top ten comfortable (yet stylish) shoes that every woman should read if this is an issue for you!
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Confession time. We were going shopping and out to lunch after our hair cut appointments, so I also took my nude sandals to wear for the walking part of the day after the photo shoot. When I was putting this outfit together, I thought to myself, that I’d normally wear the nude shoes if given the option. But after wearing the yellow pumps the beginning of the day, I felt like the nude ones were too boring! The yellow gave the outfit some much needed punch!! Thus I think you should try it too—get some yellow shoes and try them with everything!
Let’s talk about white pants. I love them, but it’s true after a couple seasons they tend to be dingy and stained. But the great thing is then you have the opportunity to dye them. That’s what I did with these pants a couple years ago. I wished I’d left them in the dye longer for a darker color, but I do like them and wear them often! If you look closely, you can see some of the spots that didn’t take the dye especially on the knees.
One last thing…the top I won from a contest via Sandy a la Mode’s blog. It from the company Vacay which has an interesting spin on what to pack for a tropical vacation. I also got a white dress in my winnings, you’ll see that soon…but check out their website! If their clothing is interesting to you–they have a promotion going until August 11 that you can save $25 with the code: FRIEND25.
Pants: The Limited (similar here definitely a great deal)~~Top: Vacay Style (here)~~Shoes: Aldo (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: Bauble Bar (similar here in blue/green)~~Bracelet: (similar here in violet)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy’s shirt is really a lime green, although it looks almost yellowy in the photos. This could be an easy way to work into wearing your yellow shoes with something that doesn’t match?
These pants are from a recent expedition to H&M—they are such a great fit and have enough spandex in them that they don’t stretch out as much as some pants! The other fabulous thing is they didn’t need to be altered—now that’s a cause to celebrate!
If you look closely, you can see we tucked Nancy’s shirt up under itself. That means it’s on the list to get shortened. In my opinion, unless a shirt it a tunic, it shouldn’t come down past your crotch. It seems to shorten your look when this happens. If you tuck in your shirts, then it certainly doesn’t matter. But if you tend to leave them out, and they are that long, try getting one shortened and see how it looks in comparison!
Pants: H&M (similar here in a light blue and here darker–on sale)~~Top: Karen Scott (similar here)~~Shoes: Kelly & Katie (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here many stranded)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: The first two pictures of mom show a great lesson in styling. We had her first wearing the blue pants (in the second picture-they are a sweatshirt like material).
However, after looking at the pictures at home, I realized these blue pants were too loose & flowy paired with such a voluminous tunic. So we retook the pictures with slender leggings that really are more of a purple. To me, this is quite a aha moment. Therefore, if you’re someone who loves wearing tunics–make sure your bottoms are slender. It’s not like they have to be skin tight—just more fitted!
I also decided to go with simpler accessories in the retake photos to be able to appreciate the neat print of the tunic more. Do you think it makes a difference?
Of course I need to point out the owl ring. And scissor earrings. Funny, huh? The ends of mom’s necklace is a magnet, and there’s another piece you can add in to make it longer! It certainly makes it easy to change the length!!
Pants: (similar here not super tight)~~Tunic: (similar here as a plain version or here in a darker blue)~~Shoes: Nine West (here in a brighter yellow)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here only ones I could find in silver & pricey!)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)
So I think I’ve shown how versatile your yellow shoes can be for so many different outfits!! Adding in another color with your footwear is a modern trend that any aged woman can accomplish!
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And for those of you who still like heels—here’s a couple of my faves for yellow ones: