Accessorize Your Feet

September 9, 2006 • Magazine

Accessorize Your Feet

Accessorize Your Feet

Sat, 2006-09-09 17:00

Julie Ghatan

Think TV superheroes are the only ones with secret identities? Think again. Even your most mundane peep toes can conjure a more fashionable alter ego in seconds with a pair of vintage shoe clips. These small but charming accessories liven up the plainest of shoes and put the wear back in footwear.

Shoe clips come in a variety of sizes and styles, so be sure to find a pair that best suits your needs. If you’re looking for something versatile, stick with a simple yet elegant design, such as a rhinestone bow. However, if you desire something more seasonal, buy a pair of clips bejeweled in amber tones.

Wear them right with a pair of classic shoes — monochromatic, streamlined and without embellishments. If you plan on wearing tights, keep them simple as well. Make sure your shoe clips accent your ensemble, rather than overwhelm it.

If you’re lucky, your neighborhood vintage clothing store may carry a pair of shoe clips; however, I’ve found the internet to be the best place to purchase a pair. Absolutely Audrey has a wide selection of authentic and refurbished shoe clips made from vintage earrings, pendants and jewelry. Prices usually range from $10 to $90 depending on age, style and quality and they’re well worth the investment. After all, it’s not everyday that your shoes can go from mediocre to marvelous at the flip of a clip.

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