building an outfit around your shoes
Now, me, I do this all the time. I tend to build my daily outfit around one thing I particularly want to wear. Sometimes it's a pair of jeans, sometimes it's a sweater. And sometimes (often, in fact) it's a pair of shoes.
I find that my shoes go very far in how I feel about my outfit. I could put on a pair of great slacks and nice blouse, but if I don't feel good about the shoes and how they coordinate with the outfit, the whole thing can go down the drain for me. So, in many cases, when I'm particularly set on looking good, I pick out the shoes first and go from there.
Am I the only one who focuses this much energy on how my shoes determine my dressing? Somehow, around this crowd, I doubt I'm the only one.
If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot? --Gloria Steinem