If you did your homework (or read Stylefrizz lately), you know that the fringe is in this year! I’m a girl of many shoes (not) and I always tend to treasure and transform rather than get on a shopping binge each season.
I had this pair of high heeled sandals I could easily adapt for the new ‘trends’ and I hope this will inspire you to update your wardrobe on a budget! It may sound complicated, tuning onto the last trends, but you’ll have to take my word for it: fringe-ing the sandals you already own may be easier than actually shopping for a new pair!
My DIY fringe sandals project is inspired by shoes I’ve seen in a Stuart Weitzman ad campaign (the one with Gisele-ggy) as well as sandals proposed by Christian Louboutin for the new season (called the Louboutin Otrot Sandals).
I chose a textile fringe addition as my original sandals have textile uppers. Should they have been made of leather, or vegan leather, I would’ve looked for a suede, leather or man-made leather fringe to match! Scissors and glue gun, sandals and my imagination – that’s all there is to this DIY wardrobe update!
I love the way the fringe looks on the front of the Stuart Weitzman sandals but my sandals had crossed straps, so I had to find a new way to fringe them – that’s where the Louboutin inspiration kicked in and I glued the fringes around the ankle leaving the front free. This elongates the legs. Visually (smile).
So I just glued the fringes, let it cool and put it on! Ta-daaah! My own fringed sandals on a budget! A simple update you can use for your own shoes – let me know what you think about this DIY and if you used it! Do share your projects either using the contact form (below) or the Facebook page! Can’t wait to read your DIYs a day to keep the doctor away (smile)!