Last week at Devilishly Pleasurable, I unveiled seven years of Dearly Beloved Shoes in my post To All The Shoes I've Loved Before. As a woman who finds shoes devilishly pleasurable (and making more time on my part for this site), I am launching a series of shoe-related posts. The following is by the lovely Guest Blogger Megan of Two Birds, dishing out her fabulous tips on how to maximise mileage on your shoes and letting them see the light of day all year round. Living in a country with four seasons? No problem! There's always a way out, and a stylish one at that. Not to mention, cost-effective. Life couldn't get better!
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It looks like it’s Shoe Week here at Devilishly Pleasurable…and I couldn’t be happier. Who doesn’t love shoes? They add to an outfit, sometimes even make an outfit. I have been known to plan a whole outfit based on just my shoes. They are probably my favorite accessory. But, here’s my problem – I live in Minnesota. About three months out of the year, it’s nice and warm – the other nine months, cold and colder. I have all of these beautiful summer shoes that I can only wear three months out of the year, and a ton of fabulous boots that I miss by the time summer rolls around. So I decided to think outside of the box, and luckily, fashion has been right beside me. I have found that there are so many stylish ways to wear “summer” shoes in the winter and “winter” shoes in the summer. I never have to store my shoes away; I can wear them year round!
Here are a few of my favorite ideas on how to switch up the typical seasonal shoes…
Sandals with tights, my new favorite look!
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Oh how I love this look. A great pair of tights is a must-have item in any woman’s wardrobe. Pair them up with a darling pair of heels, and they are even cuter. Any almost any tight will do…opaque, cable knit, designed. I love them all!
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You don’t need to pair boots and leggings in the winter!
I love leggings. They are not only comfortable, but also slimming and work with almost any top. A dress, a skirt, a tunic…they all look cute with leggings. And they don’t just make plain black leggings anymore. There are patterns, textures and colors that work with any mood or outfit. I always thought that if it’s winter, you need to throw on a pair of boots with your leggings. And don’t get me wrong, I love this look. It’s my go-to outfit when I’m running around town. But, you don’t have to wear boots with leggings, even in the dead of winter. This fits in with the sandals with tights idea…throw on some leggings and some cute socks, or wear tights under your leggings for a unique look.
Boots in the summer
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I know, it gets hot in the summer. But that’s no reason to not wear boots! Pair them with shorts, or a skirt or a cute little sundress, and you’ve got a great outfit. It doesn’t look wintery! And this works with any kind of boot…knee-high, booties, cowboy. Go crazy!
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So don’t put your sandals away just because it’s October. Keep them out, play around, have fun with it! What do you think? Do you have any more ideas on how to maximize your shoe use? I’d love to hear other ideas!