Designer dress shoes are expensive, and they are also not necessary. Why spend more than a pair of shoes is really worth just because of a little designer bling? It is possible to decorate dress shoes in creative new ways to give them a unique designer look without the expense. Try these ideas, and turn an ordinary pair of pumps or flats into stunning footwear that will look like a million bucks.
Decorate Dress Shoes with Austrian Crystal Gems
Austrian crystals are one of the most beautiful affordable gemstones that can be used to add bling to almost anything. Decorate dress pumps or flats with eye-catching Austrian crystal gems. Visit a local craft store, or search online for Austrian crystal. Using strong epoxy glue, make unique yet simple designs on the tops of the shoes, or attach a row of a few crystals on each one. They will sparkle like diamonds in the light, and they are available in a variety of beautiful colors to accent any outfit.
Add Sparkling Pins to Dress Shoes
Pins are often used to decorate a lapel, but they are great for more than just sweater, coat, or blouse décor. Shop for eye-catching pins that can be used to decorate dress shoes. Choose something that will catch the light. They are available in designs from intricate snowflakes to musical notes, and the options are endless. Sparkling pins give a whole new meaning and look to designer pumps or flats, and no one else will have them.
Decorate Dress Shoes with a Stylish Bow
A cute fabric bow can be used to decorate plain dress shoes, and the bows can be interchanged to match all colors. If bow tying is not your area of expertise, buy ready-made bows from a craft store. Attach a small piece of Velcro to the center of the bows and to the shoes. They can be easily removed and replaced with other colors to match any outfit in a unique new way.
Decorate Flats with a Row of Faux Gems
Flats can be just as stylish as pumps, especially when unique accessories are used to decorate ordinary shoes. Decorate flats with a row of faux gems across the top or along the sides. Flat-back gems can be found in craft stores, and they can be attached with strong waterproof epoxy to give plain flats a completely new designer look.