The easiest way to change your wardrobe is by updating your shoes
If you follow us on Instagram, you'll know that a good portion of our posts are shoes. This is no accident, one of the easiest ways to quickly update your wardrobe is by updating your shoes. A smart pair of shoes reflect not only craftsmanship and quality, but also trend and a healthy dose of personality. As a stylist, I love looking at my clients' shoe collections, it will tell me a lot about them and where we need to go in a quick glance.
The DIY Pom Pom Espadrille
So, as we enter into the last month of summer, we thought it would be fun to play with a trend that has been very popular this season: The Pom Pom Espadrille. I've owned a pair of neutral espadrilles for a few years and purchased them knowing that they could be temporarily switched up with a little creativity.
How to Update Your Look without Committing
I still really like my current espadrilles and want to go back to them in the future, so I devised a plan for a temporary change. Like any trend it will die off in a year or two and I don't want to commit to that. Below are directions on how to easily build your own. It took me about an hour to put everything together--but the result was worth it and the cost savings was substantial!
What you will need:
- Hollywood Fashion Tape
- Snaps (if you want to reuse your laces)
- Laces/Cording (I used 1/2 yard per shoes, test how much you want to tie around your ankles)
- 4 Pom Poms
- Decorative Fringe Trim/Ribbon (I measured the base of my shoe and added 1/4 for fold over)
- Plain Espadrilles of your choice (Soludos has a similar here)
Step 1: Sew (or glue with hot glue) snaps on connection point between pom poms and laces. Take care to fold over the laces for a clean finish and insure the snaps are the right sides. (I left the cording on the pom poms to make them easier to attach)
Step 2: Hand stitch (or hot glue) Ribbon on fringe for decorative finish. Pin layers together for stability when sewing.
Step 3: Lace the new cording through the shoes and snap on pom poms
Step 4: Cut Hollywood tape into small sections and affix to edge of shoes, making sure you have tape at end points and center.
Step 5: Stick fringe/ribbon on top of tape and press down for several seconds.
You are done! Enjoy and check that tape is holding after each wear, update as needed.