As you guys have probably figured out by now, I’m all about making my wardrobe the most it can be. If there is a piece that doesn’t get as much use as I want, I fix it until I love it and will wear it regularly.
These shoes are a good example. They’re super cute and fun, but I found them hard to style. They’re just a little too fancy to wear casually, and I typically wear heels if I’m dressing up. So in order to get the most use out of them, I did a little refashion.
One of the biggest issues I had was that they were a little bit wide, and gaped on the sides. I threw on some tight rubber bands for a few days and that pulled the sides right in. I might have to do it again every few weeks as I wear them, but that’s no big deal.
Once the wideness issue was taken care of, I pulled all of the embellishments off with a seam ripper.
After the embellishments were off, I taped off the toe with painters tape, pressing it down hard to avoid gaps.
The shoes have a velvet texture, which I knew wouldn’t take the paint very well, plus there were some little holes from the embellishments, so I used hot glue and covered the entire toe. Once the toe was covered, I went back over with the side of the glue gun’s metal tip (which was very hot) and smoothed out all the glue.
*If your shoes don’t have an absorbant fabric, you can skip this step and just go straight to painting.
Once the entire toe was glued, I double and triple taped the toe and around the edge of the sole, and then covered the rest of the shoe in plastic wrap.
Then I spray painted the shoe with indoor/outdoor all-material spray paint. After three coats of paint (letting it dry in between each coat), the toe was sufficiently covered. I let it dry completely, and then removed the tape and plastic wrap.
Finally, I used a bit of black and white acrylic paint to touch up some of the little mistakes and let it dry again.
And that’s it! Fun cap-toed shoes that I’ll be wearing constantly!
tee: old navy (shop
) // jeans: american eagle (shop
) // shoes: refashioned by me // glasses: firmoo (similar
As always, comment or email me with any questions! Happy projecting!