Shoe Clips: From Flat To Fabulous!

29th Jan 2014 / By Maggie E


A few weeks ago, I was getting dressed for an evening out with my girlfriends. I had just splurged on a great pair of leather pants, was sporting a really cute tunic and was, admittedly, having a great hair night. All that was left was the shoes. Unfortunately, even for as much as I love my stilettos (and believe me, I do), I just couldn’t bring myself to put on anything with a heel. So I rifled through a few boxes in my closet and pulled out a couple pairs of flats before deciding on Mira. I love this shoe; the color is dynamic and the ankle strap is flirty and sexy. But, even so, I was really craving some sparkle.

That’s when I remembered that just last year my aunt had given me two sets of vintage shoe clips (see main image) from the ’70s. At the time I wasn’t sure if I’d ever wear them but, if saying no to something fashion related has taught me anything in the past, it’s that I always regret having not just said yes! So I took them and tucked them safely away. Until now!

I rifled through my jewelry box, picked the rectangular pair with kaleidoscope stones and clipped the sparkly buckles onto my flats. Well wuddya know? Literally, my whole look went from flat to fabulous! And not only that but I got compliments all night. And the next day, too, when I wore them to brunch with my mom, this time on a pair of old blue ballet flats. “Dead trendy,” she said. And you know? She’s right.

DIY Flats with shoe clips | JustFab blog

I wear them to work, to lunch on the weekends, to dinner in the evening. The black, round buckles in the photo look ah-mazing on a pair of basic loafers and the clear, sparkly ones look incredible on just about any monochromatic flat because the stones really pick up whatever hue I’m wearing. And you know what, they’re a great, dressy alternative to wearing heels!

So here’s my point: Before you decide to throw out every pair of flats in an un-fab fit of annoyance, consider the alternative! I did a quick Google search for “shoe clips” that turned up tons of options, most of them under $20 for a pair, featuring anything from jewels, to bows to feathers! Or, of course, you can just stay tuned – in the next couple months, I’ll show you how to DIY your own pair of shoe clips, too!

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