Sometimes inspiration comes from the bottom up! Inspired by the colors of these beautiful shoes, I layered tulle, silk and metallic jacquard to complete the look.
Shoes can finish the look or can be the source of inspiration to create a look. Especially when they are thoughtful and beautifully designed. Throughout the pandemic, I spent a lot of time appreciating emerging designers. The fashion world is extremely competitive and it takes a lot of vision to survive it. I came across Ghazal Paris randomly on IG and instantly saw something special. Founded in 2019 by Houda Ghazal, a designer with deep roots in artisan craftsmanship and an eye for classic silhouettes with a hint of romanticism, each shoe design speaks to her French and Moroccan heritage.
Her collections are grounded in eclectic artistic visions and timeless silhouettes. Classic pumps are elevated with t-strap designs and tonal color layouts, everyday flats are accentuated with embellished straps and jewel tone colors, and timeless mules are heightened with metallic finishes and ruffle structures.
Taking inspiration from these bi-color t-bar pumps (red pumps with bright magenta straps!), I wanted to pair it with something fun and cheerful. Tulle! And a lot of it. Red with red, the tulle dress adds delightful joy to the sleek patent leather pumps. In addition to whimsical looks, I love that these pumps serve as statement pieces when paired against an all-black outfit and they also work equally well when paired with casual styles such as straight-leg jeans and a crisp button-down.
As much as I love wearing ruffles, I also love them on my feet! These ruffle metallic mules are so special. They’re fun and opulent. Metallic with metallic, pairing them today with a jacquard ruffle vest. I’ve also worn them with a simple black sweater and tailored pants and they make the whole outfit shine!
Last but not least, embellished flats! These flats capture the spirit of summer. A beautiful citrine yellow jewel tone color coupled with crystal embellished straps, they’re bright, cheerful and so chic! I’m pairing them with a similar color story here, but they’re also stunning with floral pieces and classic white summer dresses.
Timeless silhouettes with refined details, these structural shoes make dressing so much fun. I hope you love these designs as much as I do! For 10% off, use code ‘WENDY10’ (discount applies to the styles I’m wearing – Christie Yellow, Jackie Pumps Red, Ivan Mule Gold and all mules).
Hope you enjoy the looks and color pairings! Happy summer and thank you so much for reading!
Thank you so much for reading!