Pairing a perfectly thought-out look with an old and ratty pair of footwear is a sin in the fashion world—with matching highbrow looks from fashion people. We often loathe the idea of other people using “comfort” as an excuse to cross this dangerous territory. But these celebrities, no matter how demanding their work may be, make no excuse as their happy feet are always on point with their killer shoes on.
Shoes can manifest statement in every way: shine, texture, color, finish, embellishment, and height. A chic pair of footwear makes your feet do all the talking. So don’t fall to the ugly shoes trap and do something about it, fast!
See how these eight celebrities punctuated their looks with statement footwear!
A photo posted by Kelsey Merritt (@kelseymerritt) on Nov 25, 2015 at 1:15am PST
Kelsey Merritt’s sense of style holds true to the sartorial standard. Armed with a black tailored vest and Ivy Kirzhner Spurs boots, we see her march into places with a little bit of country and rock ‘n’ roll. This is just the right pair of footwear that could handle any hustler’s busy and demanding lifestyle.
Kim Jones-Rosales takes a breather on a park bench while she plays with fun polka dots and eyelets, including a Prada Saffiano Flat Side as a cool and casual surprise to the ensemble. What a great suggestion for a weekender look!
A photo posted by Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith) on Dec 3, 2015 at 10:00pm PST
Anne keeps her footwear elevated with her stunning Giuseppe Zanotti metallic mules, perfect for catching up with the girls during lunch (but also fit for sneaking out for a wine session after 5 p.m.). Nothing shines brighter at night than a pair of light-reflecting heels.
Celebrating holiday spirit in the air, Liza wore a festive jumper with a denim patchwork skirt and amped up her ankle booties with an unexpected pairing with black sheer stockings. It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but when it’s done right, it could actually be quite flattering.
A photo posted by Laureen Uy (@laureenmuy) on Dec 3, 2015 at 4:21am PST
Laureen is feeling the blues (literally, as seen on her royal blue and white get-up) as she strides to the Calvin Klein Platinum Party in a pair of shoes also in the same color palette. Don’t be afraid to give color coordination a go; it is all about introducing different textures and elevated details to keep it interesting.
Trust Martine to find a killer piece that dresses up any classic look. For an appearance at a party, she sure did impress the crowd with her stellar style skills as she incorporates dimension into her otherwise basic monochromatic look with Prada Mary Jane platform pumps.
A photo posted by maitabaello (@maitabaello) on Dec 5, 2015 at 10:03pm PST
Multicolored and studded sandals are home-run shoe options when you feel like upgrading your outfit. With her lust-worthy leather goods, Kim Chiu nails effortless dressing and pumped it up with her shoe of choice: Valentino’s Rockstud Native Couture Sandal.
A photo posted by isabelledaza (@isabelledaza) on Dec 6, 2015 at 12:03am PST
Isabelle’s white slides have this stay-at-home feel but still ooze versatility. It would just easily become a staple for anyone’s shoe wardrobe. To you girls who are going on resort vacations this holiday, it might be time to swap your trusty, boring flip-flops for something like Isabelle’s. Pair it with everything from cut-offs to floral pleated dresses.