Frugal Fashion: Matching Shoes To An Outfit

posted by on 2021.03.11, under Partnered Post
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Matching shoes to an outfit is never easy. It’s even harder when you need footwear that will go with a variety of options. Otherwise, you’ll end up buying a selection of shoes, and that’s not very frugal!

Your budget only stretches so far, which is why it’s imperative to keep thrifty tips in mind. The more you save, the more you have to spend. Great! The thing is, where do you start? How do you find universal items? If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Of course, not everybody knows the following.

Continue reading to find out more.

Think Season & Occasion

These are excellent places to start as they often roll into one. For instance, pumps look out of place in the dead of winter when there’s snow on the ground. However, they are ideal for the summer when the sun is shining. The same goes for flip-flops as they are interchangeable (as long as the event is informal). Therefore, it’s important to consider when you’ll be wearing them and for what type of event. If the shoes can be reused, you’ve found a bargain as you won’t need to buy any more for a long while.

Add The Color

The color will play a significant role in proceedings. If it doesn’t match, the outfit will look wrong. On the flip side, you can’t choose an abstract shade that won’t go with anything else. As usual, neutral hues will help you out in a pinch since black, white, and cream, and the different variations, go with pretty much anything. However, if you want to be specific, you can opt for colors that go with multicolored items. For example, anyone who likes statement tees with blocks or stripes can pick the most common shade and match it to their shoes. Easy, peasy!

Go Online

It’s not all about being creative. You should also focus on cutting the cost of a pair of shoes. By doing this, you might be able to afford more than a single pair, which will allow you to match your footwear with more outfits. Finding shoes online is perfect since the rates are often lower on the internet than in-store. Plus, you can opt for used or second-hand items – if you’re not bothered about brand new accessories – to reduce the price even further. Sales and promotions might be online-only, which is why it’s smart to check your favorite eCommerce platforms before signing on the dotted line.

Switch Your Style

Everyone has more clothes in their closet than shoes. Tees and dresses are cheaper than footwear, making them easier to buy. Still, most women will obsess over matching their shoes to their outfits. Why not do it the other way around? After all, you can switch from black jeans to blue denim in the blink of an eye. You can do it with sweaters and tops, too. The incredible thing about this technique is that it encourages you to be innovative, which will make you even thriftier!

How do you match shoes to outfits? Have you found any techniques that work?

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