Statement shoes are taking over the runways and I looove them! I spotted some really crazy fun ones, and to me that is the best part of autumn. Because autumn shoes just need to brighten our cloudy, rainy days!
Unfortunately designer shoes come with designer prices, and well, I have never been able to afford a pair. So, that is where the crafter in me gets excited, because: why not let everyone have a pair of fabulous trendy shoes, by DIY-ing a pair, inspired but the runway!
I picked out 5 of my favourite designer shoes that I spotted on the runway (aka Pinterest) and found some really easy ways to recreate the look.
For each pair, you will only need 1 accessory and 1 item to attach the accessory to the shoe. It really is that easy! I even found affordable shoes, that have the same look as the original, but feel free to mix and match with what you have!
Let’s start some seriously easy and quick DIY’s!
Inspiration designer shoe: Julien Macdonald
Our find: H&M Pump
What you need: Piece of blue leather and leather glue.
Easy DIY: Put on your shoe, place the leather strip over your foot and shoe and measure how wide it has to be. Cut the strip in the correct size and attach to the shoe with your glue.
Inspiration designer shoe: Carven
Our find: Asos mules
What you need: Piece of white elastic and leather glue.
Easy DIY: Put on your shoe, place the elastic over across your heel and measure how wide it has to be. Cut the strip in the correct size and attach to the shoe with your glue.
**Extra tip: wear colourful socks to complete the look
Inspiration designer shoe: Céline
Our find: Asos open shoes
What you need: Embellishments, brooches, etc. and (leather) glue.
Easy DIY: Divide the embellishments onto the shoe, mix and match with materials, once you picked the right placement, use your glue to attach them.
Inspiration designer shoe: Lanvin
Our find: Topshop low boots
What you need: Tassels and leather chord.
Easy DIY: Get your tassels (or make them yourself) and attach them to the leather chord. Wrap the chord loosely around the boots and secure with a knot
**Extra tip: Make your own tassels, like I did in my cushion cover tutorial
Inspiration designer shoe: Ralph Lauren
Our find: Bershka high boots
What you need: Fringed leather or suede and leather glue.
Easy DIY: Get some fringed leather, or fringe a strip of leather yourself. Glue the strip to the side of the boots.
Did you also spot a DIY inspired project on the runway? let us know in the comment section! We would love to hear your favourite trends for the season!