Styling Advice: Brooke Falvey on how to style colourful footwear

An Australian fashion writer, stylist, and lifestyle blogger, Brooke Falvey has lived a life full of adventure and style. Having a successful career as a journalist led her to marry her writing skills with her passions to create a space for women to connect and draw inspiration through her everyday fashion advice and travel tales. Brooke loves to add colour and fun into her wardrobe - and her life!

@what_brooke_wore

A fashion writer, stylist, and lifestyle blogger, Brooke Falvey has lived a life full of adventure and style. Having a successful career as a journalist led her to marry her writing skills with her passions to create a space for women to connect and draw inspiration through her everyday fashion advice and travel tales. Brooke loves to add colour and fun into her wardrobe - and her life!

@what_brooke_wore


Have you ever looked at your wardrobe and thought,“Why do I only own black and tan shoes?”

Or, even all black or neutral-toned clothes? You're not alone; many women gravitate to black, tan and skin toned shoes because they aren't sure how to wear coloured shoes.

When I saw the colourful new arrivals at FRANKiE4 footwear, my heart skipped a beat because adding a colourful shoe to your outfit is my top suggestion for women wanting to incorporate more colour into their wardrobes especially if they’re not used to it.

While I am a huge supporter of the leg elongating-abilities of the neutral shoe (I’m only 163cm so the illusion of extra height is something I love), I also love making an outfit pop by swapping out my usual tan, metallic or skin-toned shoes for coloured ones.

The simple, small addition of coloured shoe can take a normal outfit and make give it a splash more sass or personality—or take an already bold outfit to the next level.

Have you ever looked at your wardrobe and thought,
“Why do I only own black and tan shoes?”
 
Or, even all black or neutral-toned clothes? You're not alone; many women gravitate to black, tan and skin toned shoes because they aren't sure how to wear coloured shoes.
 
When I saw the colourful new arrivals at FRANKiE4 footwear, my heart skipped a beat because adding a colourful shoe to your outfit
is my top suggestion for women wanting to incorporate more colour into their wardrobes especially if they’re not used to it. While I am a huge supporter of the leg elongating-abilities of the neutral shoe (I’m only 163cm so the illusion of extra height is something I love),
I also love making an outfit pop by swapping out my usual tan, metallic or skin-toned shoes for coloured ones.
 
The simple, small addition of a coloured shoe can take a normal outfit and give it a splash more sass or personality—or take an already bold outfit to the next level.

For those who are new to the coloured shoe, here are a couple of tips to help you get started:

1. If your outfit has a colour in it, your shoes can be any shade of that tone.

2. Don’t be afraid to combine different colours.

3. Wear bright shoes with a neutral ensemble; you don’t need to match shoes with your handbag or pick up another colour in your ensemble. Bright shoes make a statement on their own.

Colour and print

A super easy way to style a pair of coloured shoes is to pair them back with a print that features that colour. You could start with the print and find a shoe to match, or start with the shoe and then look for an outfit with a print featuring the same colour. Either way, the colour in the print will tie the pieces together for you.

Complimenting shades

Coloured shoes look great when paired with their own colour (no matter the hue) for an on-trend tonal look, or go for complementary colours.

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