Fall officially arrived last night with a rip-roaring thunder, lightning and rain storm. I couldn’t be happier because it’s my favorite time of year. This is the season of booties, scarves, jackets, and wraps which offer myriad ways to switch up our simple basics.
Leopard is popular year round but I wear it most often this time of year so when I spotted these grey leopard booties last month I knew they had to be mine. I assumed they would make a small statement but discovered they make a bolder impression than I anticipated when wore with pale gray.
I seldom want people to just focus on my feet so today I’m sharing why I styled my look this way. It is a column of gray with pops of color and the placement is anything but random.
These little booties pack a lot of visual bang for the buck. I could have opted for a monochromatic look and carried my gray handbag but that would leave the booties taking center stage so I added strong color to balance them out.
Strategically placing color in your outfit helps to move the visual focus around your silhouette. The bright pink handbag is a similar intensity to the pink in my scarf which draws the eye toward my face. I also wore pink lipstick to ensure the focus got to my face.
I expect to get lots of wear out of these booties this year because they are very comfy and a perfect cool neutral to coordinate with my black and navy.
Do you strategically place color to move the eye around your silhouette?
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