When it comes to fashion, how important are shoes? Is it enough to make a big impact on the overall outfit or is it not a big deal at all?
Fashion is huge nowadays.
Especially now with social media, everyone that has an Instagram account are suddenly photographers 😀
Now that’s not a bad thing.
Some people specifically take pictures of their outfit to show off.
Others take pictures of their shoes.
But the topic at hand right now is whether or not shoes are important for fashion.
Lets not cover the surface, I’m going to go deep and see HOW important it is.
So without further ado, lets get right into it.
Yes, fashion is definitely important
Whether you’re strutting the catwalk, taking an Instagram photo, or taking a photo for a magazine, it’s a no-brainer that your shoes play a big role.
In my opinion, shoes can make or break your outfit.
You can have a cheap outfit and good-looking kicks, and still look like a million bucks.
Now that doesn’t mean wear whatever you want as long as you are wearing nice shoes, because you still need to have style.
The good news is that less is more.
It doesn’t take a genius or a model to stand out from the crowd, you just need to be mindful of what you are wearing and how it flows.
Do that and you’re going to do better than 90% of people who wear the first t-shirt and pants they find.
What if we flip the script?
Now what if we changed the script to good looking clothes but ugly-looking shoes, or shoes that don’t match the outfit at all?
Then we have a problem.
Shoes stand out. People have been wearing shoes all their life.
People look at shoes more than you think.
Those that know their sneakers and fashion are the ones to notice your overall outfit and how well it flows (girls are the first to notice!)
If your shoes don’t match properly, it’s going to stand out like a sore thumb.
Cheap or expensive shoes for fashion?
The easy answer to this question is:
A cheap pair of loafers will definitely go well with a nice pair of pants.
But on the other hand, a cheap pair of sneakers will not make much impact in the fashion department, even if the rest of your outfit is flawless.
Yes it will look good but won’t give that “wow” factor.
Change those cheap sneakers to some Nike Air Jordans and you have a game changer.
If it flows well, they are going to look extra amazing and you will definitely stand out from the crowd.
So the simple answer is this:
You can wear a cheap pair of shoes as long as they don’t look cheap and it flows well with the outfit.
But of course there is always going to be some people that know their shoes and know you’re rocking a cheap pair of $30 shoes.
Sometimes you have to spend a little more
Fashion is very important in this day and age.
Now that’s especially true if you want to look your best and stand out from the crowd.
For someone that doesn’t care then this article isn’t for you.
But you obviously do care otherwise you wouldn’t have landed on this page in the first place.
Sometimes it’s better to spend a little extra to provide that “wow” factor.
At the end of the day, a nice pair of shoes is going to stand out regardless.
You could have the ugliest outfit but some expensive ass shoes, and still impress.
But an expensive outfit and a cheap pair of shoes? Then you’ve already lost.
Unless you can get the outfit to flow nicely with your cheap shoes then it is okay, but risky.
In my opinion it’s better to spend more on the shoes than the clothing.
But that’s just me.
A final word about fashion
If I want you to take anything from this article, it would be that:
- Shoes are very, very, very important for fashion
- You can go cheap if it flows with your outfit
- If you don’t know fashion, spend a little more on shoes because it will have more impact
- They are arguably the most important piece of clothing
Also don’t overthink fashion and style.
Everyone has their own style, your job as an individual is to find your own style.
Don’t copy someone else’s just because they look awesome.
You can find inspiration from it, but if it doesn’t feel right, then don’t go for it.
You do you, feel comfortable in what you wear but also don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone, because that’s how you grow as a person.
Step out of the boundaries and you can find things you love that you never thought you would.
Also remember that less is more. Don’t overdo it and think you need a tonne of accessories, multiple layers of shirts and jackets.
I watch a guy on YouTube that has some amazing fashion tips that I want you to check out.
His name is Alpha M and he has 6.1 million subscribers on YouTube alone.
Beware: this guy swears by bomber jackets!
This man gives style tips for a living and he emphasizes that less is more.
Too many people complicate this simple process, which is to do more with what you have rather than trying to do something totally unrealistic.
Anyway, just watch the video so you know what I’m talking about.
Also you may want to check out this other video explaining what shoes NOT to wear.
Well there you have it.
All the things you need to know about shoes and fashion.
I hope I have made you at least a little bit smarter and now you know that shoes are pretty important when it comes to fashion.
If you would like to add any of your tips and tricks, please tell us in the comments below.
I’m sure we can learn from one and other 😀
Cheers and have a great day!