5 Style Tips to Update Your Shoe Game

Did you know that a large percentage of people pays attention to the shoes that you’re wearing and in what condition they are? Shoes have substituted diamonds as a girl’s best friend, Carrie Bradshaw made sure of that. Even though all women enjoy collecting shoes and buying all the new pairs as soon as they come out, this is not the case with men. More often than not, they always opt for the classic shoe, something that’s a safe option. Regardless of the type of person you are, take a look at how you can make your shoe game stronger this summer:

 

Accessorize

One of the best ways to make your look more interesting is by accessorizing. It doesn’t matter what style you like to rock, adding certain accessories can add depth to any look. You perhaps thought you couldn’t really accessorize shoes, and this is where you would be wrong. Adding accessories, not to the shoe per se, but to the ankles or feet is an amazing way to make your footwork a tad more interesting. The ankle wrap is, for instance, the most popular way of accessorizing your shoe game right now. You can take a small scarf or a bandana, roll it up and wrap it around your ankle. Some big brands, such as Balenciaga, for example, have their ankle silk scarf already on the market. Another way to create a fascinating shoe look is by combining your shoe choice with statement socks, which are huge right now.

Read reviews

The next tip might not be exactly what you thought you would read, but it’s definitely one that will do wonders for your shoe game. Choosing shoes is never an easy thing to do, even though it can seem so. There are many shoe options on the market right now, so choosing shoes that are high-quality and durable while at the same time also elegant and fashionable is a difficult task. Reading Kicks Guru sneaker reviews will most certainly answer any questions you might be having about the brand and will create a picture of what kind of shoes you actually need and want. The same goes for all the other brands. Make a habit out of this as it can come in very handy.

 

Take care of your shoes

Cleaning and maintaining your shoes is a no-brainer. Every guy has a barber who takes care of one’s beard; every girl has a hair stylist who takes care of her pretty locks, so it’s you who should do the same for your shoes. The most important thing to do is keep them clean, especially if they are made out of leather. If you’re an owner of a high-quality pair of leather shoes, make sure to use good products for maintenance, and pay special attention to the soles.

 

Match them with your belt or shoes

What are you supposed to match your shoes with? On the one hand, you can match your sneakers with anything, but even if you don’t, it’s no biggie (thank you, amazing athleisure). On the other hand, if you’re rocking a simple yet elegant pair, you cannot leave your shoes unmatched. The shade of your belt or your bag (if any) is the shade that you want for your shoes or boots. Additionally, you can choose colorful formal shoes as they are very popular right now and do not have to match anything – a pattern can make any monochromatic outfit look wonderful.

 

Have a pair of white sneakers

Finally, let’s reveal one tip that can literally save your style – own a good pair of white sneakers. When you don’t know what shoes to choose, you can always go with white sneakers. It doesn’t matter what event you’re attending – a formal one, an informal one – it’s all the same as the white sneaker is the most versatile type of shoes you can own. Keep them neat and clean and you will be good to go.

 

Shoes make a person. Well, not entirely, but they definitely do play a big part in how people perceive you. First impressions matter, and this is one of the features that play a big role here.

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Peter Minkoff
Peter is a lifestyle writer at HighStyleLife magazine, living between Europe and Australia. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.
Peter Minkoff