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5 Dress Shoes To Elevate Your Outfit

Finding the perfect pair of dress shoes is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. With an enormous amount of different styles and silhouettes, it can feel impossible to find the perfect pair of dress shoes. Here are 5 styles of dress shoes to elevate your outfit:

1. Mary Jane’s

Mary Jane’s have been around for decades. Their classic and timeless style is a staple for any wardrobe. Mary Jane’s are the perfect dress shoe to elevate any outfit. With a fun and flirty strap and feminine silhouette, Mary Jane’s are an iconic style.

There are a plethora of different styles of Mary Jane’s. There is the adored Mary Jane flats which resemble the ballet flat style. These flats are ideal for someone looking for a more business casual style of shoe.

There are also fun platform Mary Jane’s for a more funky and youthful style. Platform Mary Jane’s help elevate an outfit while also creating a fun look. The groovy platform style is ideal for anyone looking to add some spice to their wardrobe.

Finally, Mary Jane heels are ideal  for a more professional look. Heels are perfect for a business event or even a night out. Mary Jane heels are youthful while still looking professional and put together. With feminine details, Mary Jane heels are ideal for spicing up any outfit.

2. Platforms

Platforms have recently found their way back into the fashion scene. Brands like Jeffrey Campbell and Steve Madden are taking influence from the 1970s to create funky platform heels and boots for any outfit. Platforms are perfect for anyone looking to add a groovy statement pair of shoes to their wardrobe.

Platform heels are ideal for a night out. The platform adds some extra cushioning while the height spices up the outfit. There are so many different styles of platform heels for any wardrobe. These 70s inspired heels are perfect for any funky outfit.

Platform boots are a bit more casual, but still have the dramatic effect of platform heels. They are perfect for any casual outfit that may need a little bit of extra spice. Platform boots are perfect for elevating an outfit while still looking casual and put together.

There are a variety of different platform styles, such as tall platform heels influenced by the Y2K styles or platform booties influence by the 70s and 90s. There is a perfect pair of platforms for any closet.

3. Mules

Mules are a much more professional and business casual style of dress shoe. The funky silhouette of the shoe helps elevate any basic outfit. Their chic design is ideal for anyone looking for a more professional style of shoe. Brand like Zara and Free People offer their own unique styles of mules for every closet.

For a more casual look, opt for a pair of flat mules. The mule style is still classy and professional, but much more comfortable than a heeled shoe. Target and Madewell offer a variety of flat mules for any aesthetic. Pair your favorite comfy mules with a cute pair of wide-leg jeans and a sweater for a cozy outfit.

But, for a more formal and professional outfit opt for a pair of mule heels. The heel style elevates an outfit while making the outfit look much more formal. Sam Edelman and Marc Fisher are well known for their unique shoe designs including mule heels. Pair with some trousers and a blouse for a more business casual look. 

Similar to the mule style, clogs are a great alternative for someone looking for a more rustic style of mules. There are a variety of different styles of clogs for every occasion. Clogs are an ideal dress shoe for someone who enjoys being comfortable and cute at the same time. Pair clogs with a maxi dress and sweater for the perfect bohemian outfit.

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4. Strappy Heels

Strappy heels are the perfect shoe for a fun night out. Their fun design is youthful and funky while still being formal and dressy. Strappy heels are perfect for anyone looking for a more fun and laid-back outfit. The Y2K inspired style gives off a groovy and retro look perfect for anyone looking to spice up their wardrobe. Brands like Lulu’s and Pretty Little Thing have a large variety of strappy heels for any closet. Pair your favorite strappy heels with a colorful mini dress and tights for the perfect night out look.

For a more comfortable look, pair some strappy sandals with a cute dress and jacket. Strappy sandals are still a trendy dress shoe, but they’re much more comfortable and functional than high heels. The flat design is much more comfortable for someone who is looking for funky shoes for their fun adventure. The strappy design is still funky and youthful while elevating any outfit.

5. Loafers

Loafers are the perfect style for someone who prefers a more professional or academia aesthetic. The classic silhouette elevates an outfit while still being comfortable and functional. There are a large variety of loafers for any style or aesthetic. Many designer brands such as Prada have designed their own unique loafer styles. But, brands like Zara and H&M have more budget-friendly options. With different colors and silhouette, loafers are an essential for every closet. Pair a classic pair of loafers with some jeans and a blazer for a timeless closet.

Platform loafers are the perfect way to elevate any casual outfit. The platform adds some extra comfort to the sole while the extra height. Platform loafers are the perfect youthful and unique shoe. They are a classic dress shoe for anyone looking for a comfortable alternative to high heels. ASOS is a great website for finding some funky and unique styles of shoes, such as platform loafers.

Fun dress shoes are the best way to elevate any outfit. With so many different styles, there’s a pair of dress shoes for every wardrobe. What is your favorite style of dress shoes? Let us know in the comments below!

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