If you follow my shoe blog at all, you'll know that I prefer edgy styles over lady like or bohemian looks. But ya know what? Life's short! I mean, heck, why not go beyond your comfort zone? So I grabbed my fave suede beige fringe sandals by Vince Camuto that I scored at a shoe outlet sale & styled them with something a little different.
Fringe, tassels, not matter what you want call them, have been a major shoe trend (not to mention general fashion and street style trend!) for well over a year now. And let me tell you, I am all in for this trend, especially with my shoes & accessories! This Vince Camuto “Trumen” pair is the first fringe shoe recently owned & I absolutely love them! Because they match my skin tone, they're a great way to wear a very trendy item without it being too much (not to mention making them more wearable for future seasons).
The antique silver beading on the toe strap is a fun touch as well, differentiating them from the ubiquitous fringe-only-on-the-ankle-strap sandals. Not that those are any less lovely, but safe to say a little less original at this point! And, of course, these beige fringe sandals are the perfect color shoes to wear with a navy dress! This exact Camuto sandals is still available (some colors on sale too – see end of post for shopping links).
The great thing about fringe shoes is that you can take a city chic/clean cut or free-spirited bohemian spin to them. No matter how “fringey” your shoes actually are. I obviously chose the latter look for this outfit post and it felt…well, different. Not that I wear constrained business like attire at all, but the airy 70s hippie vibe has never been my thing. At least I never thought it to be. Because any time I've ever dressed in that manner, I looked like I'd been transported into the present from a different era. Essentially I looked like I was wearing a Halloween costume!!
But when I found this navy bell sleeved mini dress from Winners Bloor St, I knew I had to have it, despite its bohemian style. Had it been a maxi dress, I would have thought differently (read: overwhelmed!). I love the more subdued navy color vs. the usual white lace dresses around. And it's a dress that can ease it's way into one's Fall wardrope (oh–sorry!–let's not talk about the colder months ahead, shall we?!).
But how to style a bohemian dress with the right shoes sometimes a little trying. Your choices are the following:
- Pair it with the simplest minimalist high heel sandal like Stuart Weitzman's Nudist (the shoe that seems to match any outfit known to man!!)
- Gladiator sandals, tall or otherwise (no surprise here)
- Fringe sandals – Obvs
- Flip flops (depending on the flop, sometimes these work!)
Which, in the end, isn't a bad selection, only kinda limited. For the Spring/Summer that is. Fall/Winter opens up many more possibilities, such as ankle boots, combat boots etc.
What's your go-to shoe of choice to pair with a bohemian style dress?
- Photography by Adelle Telu
Fringe Sandals: Vince Camuto c/o Designer Shoe Warehouse Sale, Navy Dress: Winners, Necklace: H&M, Bracelets: c/o Psihii