RosieGlow: DIY Cap-Toe Shoes

One of our favourite bloggers has done it again and come up with an easy step by step guide to getting the hottest shoe trend this season, the metallic cap-toe shoe.

Over to Rosie: Since Louis Vuitton send them down his Spring/Sumer catwalk earlier this year, cap-toe shoes have been the top of every fashionista’s summer shoe list. The look is simple but effective, and it’s super-easy to create yourself as a fab way to give new life to some of those old flats hidden away at the back of your wardrobe!

This would work with any style of shoe – ballet pumps, pointed toes, heels or flats but I decided to go for a pair of slipper style shoes in a pastel shade, in true Louis Vuitton style 

I chose Boohoo’s pistachio coloured slippers and went for a silver metallic cap toe, although this would just as easily work with a colour pop, neon or gold metallic toe. The rest was easy.

There are different ways to create a DIY cap toe, but I went for the quickest and easiest: using fabric spray paint. The only tricky part is making sure you cover your shoes in masking tape to create the area that will get sprayed. Here’s some simple instructions to create the look:


Posted on Thursday, July 12th 2012


Struttlamode does Sheer Romance

Outfit 1

'I created this outfit with what sort of thing I would like wear on a night out myself. I am always drawn to hotpants but I sometimes put them off as I do not want to attract the wrong kind of attention they are one of those items that can look really wrong (and possibly tarty) or really right (and really chic) depending on how they are styled. To steer myself more toward the chic end of things I have paired them with a romantic black lace shirt which I would wear with a longline bra top or sweetheart vest top underneath and a long ivory blazer to cover up with. I think going for ivory looks much more inventive and fresh than an obvious black blazer with this kind of outfit.'

Outfit 2

'what we all need in times of crisis, a nice little black dress, though this one has a bit of a twist as it is made from a mix of sheer fabric and velvet (my two favourite fabrics right now!) I have paired the dress with some Mary Jane platforms and sheer ankle socks to give the outfit a quirky yet girly edge.

Outfit 3

'The leather trousers and choker might be seen as quiet tough pieces for romance but they are both bang on trend this season and can look quite high fashion and expensive! To make the look much softer and to fit in with this seasons romantic theme I added a nude slouchy shirt which is belted at the waist. The unstructured nature of the shirt helps to achieve a much more easy going and romantic feel.'

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Posted on Friday, December 16th 2011