“Let’s dance. Put on your red shoes and dance the blues.” – David Bowie
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
I haven’t done many fashion posts lately and I think we all know why! There has not been much fashion in my life! But, now I am starting to do a bit more; fashion has always been a hobby of mine.
So, today we are going to talk about red shoes! You didn’t expect that, did you?
For the past two years I have been grappling with a decision. Should I buy red flats? Rothy’s? Tieks? What about red clogs? How about red sandals?
Why was I so intrigued? I don’t know! I don’t even wear much red clothing, to be honest.
Dorothy’s red shoes were magical and could take her home.
Carrie Bradshaw’s BFF Stanford told her that only little girls and loose women wear red shoes.
While I was preparing this post I read that red shoes were historically a sign of an unruly woman! I like that!
So, where do you get outfit inspiration? It can be found anywhere. I find it in blogs, catalogs, magazines, movies and t.v., friends, strangers out and about. I wasn’t, however, expecting to find inspiration from a Facebook ad for the Peach Truck coming to a parking lot near me.
Look how cute!
You know I love a white blouse and we all have jeans or denim shorts or denim skirts, and then look at the pop of red. These look like Saltwater Sandals which have also intrigued me for a while. Anyone have them? Advice?
So I did a little more “research” and look how cute they look with this Mexican embroidered top.
And, the red clogs! I can see these looking great with an all black outfit.
And, again, just a simple pop of color adds a lot to this outfit, in my opinion.
After I finish each school year, I buy myself a little gift. So, this year I decided on the red sandal. I decided to go with the classic Dr. Scholl’s – yes, they still make them.
They are so comfortable to me. You can adjust the strap to how it best fits your foot. I have a long history of these. I begged for fake ones when I was little and got them. I also had custom painted ones in the early 2000s. It was a brief trend.
From the website: “From the moment its iconic exercise sandals hit the shelves in 1968, Dr. Scholl’s has been a brand synonymous with comfortable footwear and healthy feet.” So, apparently you get exercise while wearing these, too!
Get ready for some real life outfits with these! I actually can’t believe how much I have that works with these. Even though I don’t wear a great deal of the color red, I have a lot of pieces with a hint of red in them. I also have things that just work with this color.
Where do you stand on red shoes?
Is there another color of shoes that you like?
I need to know!