Level up your shoe game with these cute accessories

When it comes to fashion, *every* part of your outfit counts, from head to toe. The key is to not just wear your clothes, but to style them (including your shoes!).

Feeling like your shoe collection is getting a *bit* boring? Don't ditch any just yet! When in doubt, here are five creative DIYs to decorate your kicks. 

Fun laces

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To add a pop of color, all it takes is a quick shoelace switch to transform your shoes. You can incorporate different colors, ribbons and even choose ones with lace detailing. Bonus points for matching the color of your laces to your OOTD!



Take your shoes from basic to innovative by stringing pearls and beads onto your laces. Test out sizes, shapes and hues of your liking to design your personal creation. 

Beaded keychains

@juliamonet Pt 1: Making shoe charms for my new converse ☺️ #art #shoes #beads #bracelets #cottagecore ♬ happier - Olivia Rodrigo

To build an adorable keychain for your shoes, head to the craft store for colorful string, beads and lobster clasps. Drape it along the back of your shoe, and you'll be left with the cutest DIY ever. 


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Using pliers, attach your fave charms along your laces for a touch of personality. It's like the viral charm bracelet trend, but for your shoes!

Decorative socks


Who knew that wearing fun socks could make everything 10x cuter? Whether they have ruffles for the cottagecore aesthetic or heart patterns for brunch with the gals, socks are a low-effort way to elevate your look.

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by Madison Yee | 7/1/2024