Accessories for accessories

I always thought that shoes were accessories, but it turns out that you can accessorise your accessories. Shoes don’t have to be just plain old shoes, and you don’t have to wear them as you bought them, they can be spruced up, decorated and adorned just as the rest of your wardrobe, and the results range from the chic and elegant to the downright weird.

Starting with the latter, we have “Lastic Laces”, which don’t get any more complicated than the name implies. They are indeed elastic shoelaces that coil to stay in place, so you don’t have to tie them. Other features, according to the website, include:

  • the convenience of a slip-on
  • never loses elasticity
  • lace ’em just once…and never again
  • no more struggles dressing those fiesty little kids
  • no more laces to drag or trip over

Lastic Laces™ also boast endorsement from the Arthritis Foundation, Special Olympics and Sports Illustrated and come in a range of colours, including magenta, raspberry/white/silver, purple, pink and black and white.

Shoe clips are something that I feel a little ambiguous about; I think that they carry an inherent tackiness risk. For instance, I’m not a fan of bows, I would never clip bows onto my shoes under any circumstances, and especially not for my wedding, but I could possibly accept some small, tasteful flowers, or even a classy brooch, but flowers start pushing red-alert buttons again.

Absolutely Audrey is pretty cool, they offer shoe clips in three categories: Vintage – where they convert vintage accessories (earrings, brooches, pendants, etc) into shoe clips

Olympia

Vintage Collection: Olympia

Chic – includes custom designed shoe clips

Hope

Chic Collection: Hope

Bridal collection – with crystals, pearls and rhinestones.

Desire

Bridal Collection: Desire

All of which are just fine by me.

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