Sunday, 14 July 2013

Hot Trend: Shoe Jewellery

Call it recession chic, call it inventive genius, but just lately, there seems to be a surge in shoe jewellery, or pieces that let you customise and refresh your old shoes. I love a bit of a reinvention of old favourites, so I'm all for this trend. Here are a couple of great pieces I've found recently....

Clip On Neon Jewels at H&M



I found these brilliant, neon-yellow chunky jewels in the clearance section of H&M recently and they've been rocking my world. They're mounted on a little butterfly clip that you secure onto your shoes to transform them with a shot of neon from hmmm to hello...


Here they are livening up my old nude Amore court shoes from Ted Baker, but I think they'd work equally well with an open-toed sandal. I've also attached one onto a long chain to make a fab neon pendant! I love things with multiple uses. And you could also clip them onto bracelets, hair ties and even handbags to luxe them up. Love!

Gold Ankle Cuffs from eBay


I noticed these when they were featured as a trend in a magazine, but the best part is you can pick these up for about £1.49 each on eBay (just search 'gold ankle cuff'). A few designers- notably Prada and Chloe- have featured real metal detailing on shoes in recent seasons. Its a futuristic trend I liked straight away, but although the high street was quick to follow, they invariably used metallic leather in place of real metal, which disappointed me. So when I saw these, I was quick to pounce!

They have a simple catch and you can fit them easily on top of any ankle strap shoe for a modern look. I customized this pair of black stilettos with transparent side-panels by replacing the ankle staps with a twist of black, grosgrain ribbon crossed over at the ankle, ballet-shoe style, and my gold ankle cuffs. This look will look hot on into autumn and winter too.


So there we have it, shoe accessories are a really fun way to change up the look of your footwear and they seem to be a hot trend right now. What other shoe jewellery do you know about?
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