Accessories make an outfit. This now goes for shoes, too. Shoes definitely do not want to be left out of this! It’s all about those little details…
A million years ago, when I was in middle school, I loved being part of a shoe trending activity. Friendship pins. We used to decorate 2 safety pins with matching beads. And not just any beads – you needed to find the exact sparkly ones at a craft store. The ideas was that you would keep one beaded pin and give the twin of it (that you also made) to a friend. Needless to say, our shoes weighed an extra 10 pounds just from our creativity! Anyone else remember this?
It appears as this trend is following me. And I am all about it. Apparently it’s my jam.
How much do you love this look? The neutral (trendy lace-up) shoe with the touch of sparkle … swoon. Although you can add any brooches or pins of your choosing (similar to the Friendship Pins from back in the day…), I recommend keeping it uniform in some way. Too much variation of types/colors/sizes/styles of pins and your shoe goes from chic to crazy.
It’s so simple to create! All you need are some beautiful brooches or pins. Attach them to the shoe and voila – instant glam!
Customizing these lace-up shoes is right up my fashion alley – but gotta do it on a budget. These shoes cost only $30! And even better – if you click HERE you will get them for $10 off.
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Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
Do they dig into the tops of your feet at all? I think it’s a very unique look for sure.
Glam Karen says
They actually do not dig it at all – the flatness of the pins keeps it level! Try it… 🙂
Rachel Langer says
I do remember those friendship pins – fun times! These shoes look AMAZING! Does the ‘bling’ dig into your skin, though?
Glam Karen says
The bling (believe it or not) does NOT dig into your skin. And if you wanted to add extra comfort, just cover the back of the pin with a small piece of athletic tape. 🙂
Super cute shoes! I can’t walk in heels so flats tend to work out better lol
Cara (@Stylishgeek) says
That is so stylish and adorable! What a fab idea! It really makes a plain shoe look stunning. I am adoring those lace-up flats and just might avail of that awesome discount. Thanks for sharing!
Danielle K says
Very pretty. I’d never heard of this trend before.
Ana De- Jesus says
I love this idea! I can’t wait to start customizing my own shoes and feel like I am back in the 90’s again!
Michelle @ Sunshine and Hurricanes.com says
I totally remember friendship pins, such a fun trend! Those shoes are super cute, love how creative you can be with all the choices!
Heather lawrence says
These remind me of the friendship pins my girl friends and I used to make when were were kids.
Too much fun!
I can’t wait for it to be warm enough to wear shoes like this!
This is so pretty! I haven’t seen this trend yet, but that doesn’t mean it’s not going strong! Hawaii seems to be a little bit behind most of the trendy things happening, but I’ll have to keep an eye on the ground to notice if it’s happening here yet 🙂
Oh my! This idea is fantastic! I used to spray my shoes gold and silver, but never came up with an idea to decorate shoes like that
wait this is SO cute!! your choices are so elegant!! love this idea!!
This is so clever and I would have never thought to use pins and clips in this way. It totally dresses up the shoes.
Blythe A. says
I completely forgot about those friendship pins. I used to wear them on my shoes or my denim jacket. I’m a huge shoe lover. I buy shoes and then clothes to go with them. I love this idea of adding some sparkle to these lace-up shoes. Now I need to go find a pair that fits my feet and don’t cut off my short legs.
Elle Spann says
those shoes are GORGEOUS! They will go with everything, for sure!
Southern Elle Style
Those shoes are swoon worthy for sure! They are gorgeous and I could see them going with so many things.
Ana Cristina Marino says
This lace-up shoes with those pins just took the lace-up trend to the next level. They look so gorgeous and elegant at the same time without over doing it! Love them!
Wow I would have never thought to add pins/broaches to shoes! What a fabulous idea!
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jill conyers says
Such a great idea for making simple changes to get more wear out of a shoes you might be getting bored with.
ooo I didn’t realise you could get these, what a great way to jazz up an old pair you have lying around or make them more sparkly for a special event
tp keane says
oooh, I love the idea of blinging up your shoes and these look so elegant. Thanks for sharing.
KRYSTLE COOK says
I love the sparkle. That would be an excellent use of all these broaches I received from my grandmother.
Megan mccoig says
I absolutely love these. What a brilliant way to beautify some simple shoes, thanks for sharing these. I’ll look into them 🙂
I LOVE Shoes and always need new ones. These are gorgeous…what a great way to chenge up the look!!!!
I love the beaded pin idea. The sparkle adds something a little extra to the shoes.
Oh my goodness, I didn’t even know this was a thing! I am totally going to do this with my red lace-up flats!
Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com
Those are so pretty and sparkly! I used to do the same thing with beads…in fact I recently started teaching my daughter some of those old school bead/friendship bracelets. Totally reliving my childhood 🙂
This looks so pretty! I am boring with my shoes, maybe I need to bling mine out1
Omg I’m not even a shoe kinda gal and I’m in love with these!!!! I’m all about sparkle and these are definitely sparkly!!!
This is so cute! What a fun way to dress up your shoes with a bit of fanciness.
laura londergan says
what a cute way to add some personality to the shoes. i can remember adding things to our shoes when i was younger and glad there’s a way to do it again
I have never thought about accessorizing my shoes. Great idea!
I need to do this STAT. Such a beautiful idea to spruce up your flats! Love.
Cameron Proffitt says
This is such a cute idea. I don’t know how I’ve never heard of these?? I love, love, love how fancy the accessories make these lace-up flats look. So pretty!
Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt says
What a fun idea, these are darling! So elegant! Now I want to go shoe shopping!
super cute, love the way you accessorized them!
Eileen Kelly says
I love shoes and to bling them up – even better. Those laced ups are absolutely gorgeous!
brianna george says
How pretty. I see from others’ comments that they do not dig into your foot. That would have been my concern as well. I really love how they dress up a plain shoe.
This is SO pretty!!! What a great way to dress up your shoes!!
Charlene The Frugal Fashionista
I can’t believe they are so affordable. I love the bit of sparkle, and they look REALLY comfortable too!
I have always loved shoes! So, I will definitely have to check this out. Thanks for sharing!
Oh my word – this is incredible! Its about time something thought of doing this! I love how it completely transforms the shoe! Thanks for sharing!
Adaleta Avdic says
These are so cute, you did such a great job! xx adaatude.com
Rebecca Kelsey Sampson says
What a unique idea! I never would have thought to add pins to my shoes but it looks totally purposeful and chic.
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