Want to know the secret to giving yourself a minute makeover? It's all in the shoes. We spotted Fearne Cotton giving her monochrome spotted frock a hit of scarlet via her very sexy platform sandals at Freddie Mercury's 65th birthday anniversary bash. And it's not the first time. Fearne knows the power a brightly coloured shoe can weild over a dull-ish ensemble. Take a leaf out of her style book with these top tips:
- A pair of bright heels (or flats, or wedges) adds instant dimension and interest to any look, really. Test drive the effect with a basic look, like a white tee and denim. Stepping into a bright pair of shoes will amp up that ensemble instantaneously.
- Why footwear? Investing in a playful pair of heels is a safe way to spend, since your feet aren't likely to change sizes. Of course, if you fear the colour you choose won't be "in" for very long, opt for a budget-friendly pair. If you do opt for a more expensive pair, keep it in a classic colour, like red.
- Bright shoes are also a safer way to experiment with bolder colours. If, for example, you've always loved lime green or orange, but feared you couldn't pull it off with your complexion, shoes are the perfect way to add the hues you love in a less-obvious way.
- Keep a pair of bright heels in your bag or under your desk. Then, think of them as your secret weapon — slip them on before date night or on your way out of work for a quick outfit refresh that doesn't require stopping off at home.