09 March 2012

I'm Obsessed - The Shoe Clip

Think fab clip on jewelry for your shoes - shoe clips are another way for us accessory obsessed and budget minded chicks to get more bang for our buck.  I, for one, am always looking for interesting little ways to further define my personal style and I think shoe clips would be a step in the right direction.
I used white and black polka dot bows in satin fabric to add a bit of whimsy to a pair of basic Alfani platform pumps. Très chic when paired with a red pencil skirt or black fit and flare dress without a lot of effort. Of course I think the real fun begins when you don't exactly match your clip to your shoe, but combine complimentary or contrasting shades instead.

If whimsey's not quite your thing - not a problem. Discover options for the classic sophisticate or your urban edge. Clips are offered by a variety of retailers from those on Etsy to brands like Steve Madden and Absolutely Audrey. You can find everything from fluffy flowers, rhinestones studs and brooches to multi metal chains:

image courtesy of finkshop on Esty
image courtesy of ShoeClipsOnly on Etsy
And don't think that you have to relegate your clips to the front of your shoe, get creative and scoot them to the side or clip them to the back of the heel for a look that's custom and totally you!

image courtesy of SewMuchStyle on Etsy
image courtesy of Chuletindesigns on Etsy

Most clips typically retail from $10 to $20 per pair, though there are definitely more expensive ones available. I also noticed that they are often marketed to soon to be brides, however I'd personally rather not wait for a particularly special occasion to enjoy these lovelies and plan to begin stockpiling them ASAP. I think they'd make me happy each time I glanced at my feet...

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