The sartorial powers that be like to rattle off a list of the things women need to have in their closets. Among the most common answer anyone will give you? Black pumps and nude pumps. I happen to agree that these two shoes are indispensable – black pumps go with virtually everything and nude pumps make your legs look next level amazing, after all. But there’s another variety of the pump that is equally appealing, and that is the statement pump.
There are quite a few options when it comes to statement pumps but I personally can’t get enough of plain blue heels. They’re fun without being over the top, feminine without veering into the super girly territory that so many other shoes fall into. A good pair of blue shoes — preferably with a rounded toe, a high heel and a nice suede finish — can kick any outfit up a few notches.
So once step 1 — the acquisition of a reasonably priced set of blue pumps — is complete, you can start thinking about styling your new shoes. Luckily, you have tons of options.
Feminine: Think you need to wear colored shoes with a neutral outfit? Think again. Try pairing your shoes with a pretty pastel sundress, maybe something with a floral print. It’s a totally unexpected way to style a summer staple. This would be perfection for a bridal shower.
Edgy: Keep everything else in your outfit black and add the blue shoes for a single pop of color. Try adding black skinny jeans, a black tank, a black leather jacket and a black clutch (#AllBlackErrythang) for a thoroughly modern look. No jewelry for this look – make the shoes really grab the attention.
Casual: Make pumps as casual as they can be by pairing ’em with distressed blue jeans, a white tee and, if you’re daring, a baseball cap. Wear this to a game this summer because why not?
Colorful: Make your most basic LBD more interesting by adding pops of color in the form of your blue pumps, a neon clutch and red lipstick. Again, you don’t need much by way of jewelry here.
All-American: Take a simple striped dress, add a denim jacket, sling your favorite nude bag over your shoulder, maybe wear your simplest gold studs. Pretty straightforward, right? Add interest to the look with — you guessed it — blue pumps.