Dress- 50′s style flared dress
Cardi- Polka dot with peter pan colour
Headdress- From Equip, pill box hat with feathers
Shoe 2: Ballet Dancing Shoes
Pretty much any of the shoes that I’m posting can be dressed up or down. These cuties would be fantastic for a long walking shopping trip and with a few good accessories could be dressed up for an evening dinner. The big ribbon bow keeps everything really feminine so keep the co-ordinate light and girly. You could even replace the ribbon depending on the colour you’re wearing.
Stockings- Myer (but they don’t sell them anymore)
Shoe 3: Diamante bow shoes
The first thing that I thought when I saw these shoes was of my good friend Trashtastika’s tutorial on how to make a crown headband. You can see the tutorial here, and it would be the perfect co-ordinate for these shoes!
Dress- patterned grey dress from Myer
Cardigan- Ballet style from a thrift store
If it’s a bit cooler, pair it with some opaque black or grey stockings.
Shoe 4: Black and White Alternative Shoes
These shoes have a distinctly punkish feel to them, you could wear them with a Kodona or other boy-style outfit. For a more rockabilly inspired look, pair them with the cutest floofy dress you own. I chose the girly path (surprise) and chose a mostly black and white outfit with just a splash of bright colour to make it a little more interesting! It reminds me a bit of a bowling outfit!
Cardigan- White lace from a thrift store
Bow- Made by my friend Susie
Stockings- Black opaque from Myer
Shoe 5 and 6: Pink Lacy Ballet Flats and Pink Quilted Flats
This next outfit is to show you how different flats can give a completely different fee to an outfit.
Dress- Handmade floral and lace design
Headband- Gift from a friend
Now if you were wearing that dress for a nice warm summer day out, you could easily wear it with the lace pink flats below. They are very delicate and are a lovely summery. They don’t over power the outfit but they would be a nice point of interest.
These pink quilted shoes are my favorites overall! While they do have a tiny heel for the most part they are flat enough that I don’t think they would cause any discomfort at all even if you wore them all day. They really remind me of the kind of shoes I thought princesses wore when I was a little girl ^_^ I would wear white stockings with the above outfit and use these as a statement piece to draw attention.
Shoe 7: Pink Suede Walking Shoes
These shoes I fell in love with at first sight. The little ties at the front give them an interesting shape which is a nice change from the thousands of ballet flats out there! They are ideal for times you know you’re going to be doing a lot of standing and could look cute worn with out without stockings. I think these would look very cute worked in with a Mori Girl co-ordinate. My co-ordinate is more along the lines of how I would wear them though.
Jacket- Angelic Pretty
Skirt- Vintage gift from a friend
Shoe 8 and 9: Red Sneakers and Blue Bow Sneakers
This is another double co-ordinate to show that even the humble old sneaker can be dressed up enough to be good for a more formal event. The outfit I’ve picked for these two is a nautical/sailor inspired.
Dress- Yacht dress thrifted
Nautical scarf- also thrifted
These bright red sneakers are a great addition to this dress as they follow the traditional red/white/blue nautical colours and they are a more feminine shape than traditional sneakers. The bow on the top is a nice touch and as long as they were clean and presentable they would be perfectly appropriate for a day time event.
Now if you wanted to wear the same outfit to a night event these next shoes would do the trick. The blue stripes continue the theme of the scarf and the dark plain fabric draws attention away from the lighter dress. The bow keeps it fun but they are still dressy enough for an evening event!
Shoe 10: Leopard Print Sneakers
Lastly we have some awesome leopard print sneakers! I’ve paired these ones with a bit of a fancy out on a town outfit! Leopard print is funny and a little bit really does go a long way! This one is definitely the kind of co-ordinate that is all in or nothing XD
Dress- Valley Girl
Jacket- can’t remember, added the leopard print myself
So there you have it! 10 ways of co-ordinating cute flats with cute outfits for all occasions! I hope you enjoyed the second installation of Sneaker Sunday, make sure you go check out Valerie’s awesome post as well!
Keep sending in your photos and feel free to browse the Sneaker Sunday gallery for more inspiration, also if you’ve made a Sneaker Sunday post that I missed please let me know so we can add you to the galleries! :D