Great slow fashion DIY idea:
Update a pair of plain booties with embroidery patches!
While the stitchery trend has been growing for a few years (much to my delight,) it has fully bloomed this fall. The embroidery dresses and jackets are gorgeous, but not always practical for daily wear. I don't know why professional business attire doesn't include dresses like this. (It would if I had any say about things.) But sadly, for most of us, we can't show up to work in gossamer netting.
Embroidery or jacquard boots, however, can be easily combined with clean lines -- used as a kind of punchy accessory to a simple outfit. A pair of embroidery boots is an enthusiastic exclamation point on an otherwise minimal fashion statement.
|My Dior boots are too wonderful.|
A few years ago my husband bought me a long-coveted a pair of Christian Dior floral boots I had admired since their debut in the early 2000s. He found me a never-worn pair on Tradesy for a fraction of the utterly impossible regular price. I adore them!
First of all, props to my hubby for knowing to look on Tradesy. (I've taught him well.) The boots were a wonderful gift, representing something of beauty and quality. I love them dearly.
The problem is: wearing a vintage pair of Dior boots feels like I am dragging a priceless Van Gogh painting across the pavement. I don't want to damage fine art!!!
Needless to say, these lovely stiletto babies are for special occasions only. (And for taking out of my closet and sighing over before putting them back into the box.)