July 13, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Red Shoes






































What is it about red shoes that make an outfit? Is it the proverbial cherry on top, only it's on the bottom? Or you're an exclamation point and the dot is your red shoes? They are the fire extinguisher of your closet, only they start fires instead of putting them out? Whatever the appeal, I have loved red shoes since I got these 5 years ago. At the time, I had no idea what I would ever wear them with (fashion is a journey, I wasn't always this stylish or confident!). Now I consider red shoes a must and will always keep a pair of red pumps in my closet "in case of emergency." Throw on a pair of red shoes with pretty much anything and you are bound to look chic and sexy! Do you love red shoes? What statement piece do you throw on in a fashion emergency?

Inspiration photo: New York & Company
Shirt: Express, really old
Jeans: Gap, $35
Scarf: H&M, $18
Belt: Forever 21, $8
Shoes: Delicious via Shoe Carnival, $10
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Forever 21, $8















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36 comments:

  1. You are so right!  Red shoes are one of the best items to have in your closet for that "emergency."  Since buying my red heels a couple of years ago, they have since become a staple in my wardrobe. I have now accumulated red peep toes, red pumps, red wedges, and red sandals!

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  2. lovely outfit!!!
    beautiful!!!
    xx

    www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com

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  3. I JUST bought my first pair of red dress shoes and have gotten so many compliments on them. Why did it take me so long? I especially love them with black and white.

    See you on Saturday!

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  4. I love adding red to my outfits for a pop of color!  Great look.  See you Saturday!!

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  5. I"m LOVING this look. The top half of this outfit is very relaxed chic looking and come the red shoes and they just complete the look

    :) looking great :) hope you have a great day in that fabulous outfit 

    kikiscornerfunfashionandfrivolity.blogspot.com

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  6. I too love red shoes. I bought a pair of strappy red espadrilles and get comments every time I wear them! Very fun and chic!

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  7. I love your outfit!  Your look darling!

    XO,
    Rachel
    http://fashionablyliving.com

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  8. This look is just perfection.  Red shoes rock.

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  9. Such a classic and chic look..love it!  : )

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  10. Black and white with a splash of red is such a classic combo! Insta-chic :)

    I wore white jeans and a black tank with a red skinny belt a few weeks ago, and I received so many compliments all day! I loved the outfit already, but the extra compliments definitely gave me a confidence-boost!

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  11. I love red shoes! I have a pair, that I've unfortunately only worn like 3 times because they are so uncomfortable! :( I bought them right before I had some foot problems with the ball of my foot that makes standing in high, high heels kind of tough for long periods of time.

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  12. Agreed..red shoes are on my "to buy" list right now. I have to add this to my wardrobe!

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  13. J- not sure if I am the only one but I keep receiving this post over and over again by email.  I have gotten it like 5 times already. Is anyone else getting these over & over? 

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  14. I think it's a issue on my end, never mind!!
     

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  15. OMG! I just wore this exact outfit (but I had a short sleeve black dress shirt) yesterday! But I had a red faux snakeskin belt on instead of black. I had a TON of complements! :) Nice job, J! Loves it!

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  16. The red shoes are a prefect touch to finish this outfit!
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  17. Red shoes are most definitely a closet staple! I love them with the black and white outfit! I really love the scarf to jazz it up and the capris look so fantastic on you.

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

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  18. This is one of my favorite outfits! Very chic and put-together.

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  19. I really like this outfit! And I'm glad you're wearing a scarf because I have a question about scarves...is it okay to wear them in the summer or will I look stupid since it's so hot (especially here in texas)? I've seen pics of girls in shorts and tanks with scarves, but I don't know when that's okay and when it looks ridiculous. I love scarves and just got some fun printed colorful ones on sale at Express and American Eagle and I want to wear them.

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  20. I say Rock the Scarf!

    Shorts and a tank or jeans and a tank with a scarf is totally chic.  Google image photos of "Vanessa Hudgens Scarf" or "Nicole Richie Scarf" and you'll see how to piece things together. I think you'd be able to pull it off!

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  21. seriously love red shoes and I totally agree they make an outfit.  i just got some red high heeled penny loafer type shoes at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale early access event.  LOVE THEM! 

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  22. i love ur watch... can u tell me the name or num?

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  23. jseverydayfashionJuly 13, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    It's the MK 8077!

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  24. i do have a pair of red wedges that i got this summer
    red shoes add so much to an outfit
    brett

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  25. Love this outfit! I don't have any red shoes, but my favorite statement shoes are my leopard flats!
    I've been reading your blog for a while now, but this is my first time commenting. You have definitely made me feel more creative with my clothes!

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  26. jseverydayfashionJuly 13, 2011 at 6:21 PM

    Haley, yay for being a first time commenter! :-) I agree - leopard flats are an awesome statement shoes!

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  27. jseverydayfashionJuly 13, 2011 at 6:22 PM

    Glad you got it resolved. I didn't even know it was possible to receive my posts via email, so that shows just how techie I'm am! :-)

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  28. jseverydayfashionJuly 13, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Mindy, it's definitely okay to wear scarves in the summer! All scarves are not the same - so I would mostly use ones that are silky or smaller in general in the summer time and wear them loose, or as a belt or on your purse. As long as you aren't dripping with sweat as a result of your scarf and can wear it comfortably there is no reason not to wear one! :-)

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  29. I love this!!!  So cute and fresh!!  Gosh, you should do a closet post - how you store everything because you keep so much of your stuff from years ago - I constantly purge because I don't have enough room!!  :)

    http://sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com/

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  30. jseverydayfashionJuly 13, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    Thank you Sherry! I just did a closet post actually - photos and a video of my closet, check it out: http://www.jseverydayfashion.com/2011/06/peek-inside-my-closet.html

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  31. SmartWomanAtlantaJuly 13, 2011 at 11:04 PM

    How ironic?!?!!  I've been thinking about blogging about my Red Shoes. 
    I have this pair of Patent Leather Red Shoes that I've had over 10 years...and I've never worn them.  I'm not quite sure they are still in style at this point.  I keep saying to myself that one day I'll feel comfortable wearing them, yet I just keep looking at them every time I walk into my closet. I just CAN'T give them up! :) Maybe one day...
    Other than that, I don't own any other red shoes, but I like seeing the ladies wear them. They add so much to an outfit. POP!!!

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  32. I love a good scarf.  Why don't more people wear them?  Sometimes I feel weird keeping them on in the office though, but I need to get over that. I like the simplicity of this outfit - it's sleek without trying too hard.

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  33. An amazing outfit for under 80 bucks, wow. Love how cool, chic and casual it looks yet the red peeptoes add sex appeal to it and make it feel more special. I agree about your theory on red shoes, 100% so. I own several pairs and love them and I think they can make any outfit look better.

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  34. I tend to use my red shoulder bag in the same way, as a go-to accent piece.  Second most for me would be a scarf with sparkle or pattern.

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