7 Ways to Wear Printed Pumps ...

Trendsetters, listen up, ‘cause you’ll want to learn how to wear printed pumps. As one of 2013’s hottest footwear trends, printed pumps come in an array of hues, patterns, and heights. Best of all, you can rock them with everything from pencil skirts to skinny jeans. With these 7 tips on how to wear printed pumps, you’ll soon strut around in style!

1. Sleek and Simple

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Wondering how to wear printed pumps AND still manage to keep your ensemble simple? Well, you’re in luck! Slip on your favorite pair of printed pumps, throw on dark wash skinny jeans, a V-neck tee, and a black blazer, and go! If you don’t own a pair of fabulous patterned pumps just yet, go with a big and bright pattern. I tend to favor fresh, colorful floral prints because they can brighten up any winter outfit.

2. Darling in Dots

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How can I talk printed pumps without mentioning dots? They’re sweet and so on-trend this season! They’re even tame enough for the office when paired with a pencil skirt and silky blouse. If your office has a conservative dress code, stick to black and white dotted pumps. But if your boss is known to rock jeans every Friday, feel free to go bold. My favorite pair of dotted pumps is bright pink with black spots and I take them from the office to the club with ease.

3. Fierce and Fabulous

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I’ve spotted animal prints everywhere from suburban malls to the streets of New York City. If you’re planning to invest in a pair of animal print pumps (or have already!), they’d look formidably fierce when worn with leather skinnies and a tunic. And any date would adore your fiery getup. Rawr!

4. Pretty in Paisley

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Paisley patterns aren’t just for grandma! The fashion industry has reinvented this print with standout hues and fresh updates. A pair of paisley pumps would look super stylish (and not at all old lady-ish) with a pleated mini skirt, opaque tights, and a floppy hat. Plus, they can be worn into spring and summer with your solid-colored sundresses.

5. Totally Tribal

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If you’ve been swooning over tribal prints but can’t break away from your neutral gear, start off with shoes. Tribal print shoes will liven up any little black dress and help you stand out in a sea of wintry shades.

6. Zig-a-zig-ah!

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Zig zags are more daring than their striped sisters but are still super wearable. They’d add an extra helping of sass to a pleated leather mini skirt and silk blouse. And if you’re looking for club-worthy shoes to go with your skinny jeans and halter top, zig zag pumps are your perfect match!

7. Flirty Free-for-All

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My favorite thing about printed pumps is that you can find them in almost any pattern: anchors, elephants, apples, hearts, and more! If your toes are simply begging you to take on this trend, look for funky, fun patterns at your local Forever 21 and H&M stores. Purchase them on the cheap so that if you wear them for just one season, you won’t lament wasted paychecks.

Printed pumps are a trendy way to update last year’s neutral garb. Which tips will you try when wearing patterned pumps? Do you have your own advice to add to the list?

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