A Simple Date Night Outfit | Dressed Up Shoes With Sparkly Shoe Clips

Perfect date night outfit
A great pair of dark skinny jeans and a bright top is usually my go-to for an evening out, and if I add a pair of statement shoes then I’m a happy girl.

And although I tend to have a lot of shoes in a lot of different colours, I rarely buy really flashy shoes or anything with too much embellishment; I’m afraid I’ll wear them once and never again because they’re just too sparkly. But that’s where shoe clips come in – I always thought they were a thing from years gone by and that no one makes them any more. I was pleasantly surprised to find out they are still available… who’d have known!

I was contacted by shoe designers Elegant Steps who sell bridal and occasion wear shoes, and although I didn’t have a wedding or similar coming up, I was really interested to see they stocked a huge range of shoe clips. They have loads of clips in all different styles (crystal, fabric bows, vintage style, etc.) that are the perfect addition to any of your shoes to give them that little bit of bling.

Admittedly you have to be careful not to bash your shoes around or knock the clips as they will ping off, but the clip doesn’t mark them at all (which was what I was a little worried might happen). I went for the ‘nude’ colour crystal shoe clips which I thought would work with just about every colour shoes I have – and they do. Dead pretty and so easy: sparkle heaven!

Catherine x

Do you have any date night outfit tricks to zhuzh up what you’re wearing? Or have I surprised you with the fact that shoe clips are still made and available to buy… Do let me know in the comments!

Using shoe clips to zhuj up coloured heels
Perfect date night outfit
Using shoe clips to zhuj up coloured heels
Mint top & a woven pastels clutch
Mint top with bows

Top: Asos, Jeans: c/o !iT Collective, Heels: Zalando, Shoe clips: c/o Elegant Steps, Clutch: c/o Lulus, Sunglasses: Asos, Bracelets: c/o La Redoute, Watch: Asos, Rings: Asos, Nails: OPI My Pointe Exactly / 17 Glitter Top Coat

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  1. 28 May 2014 / 9:24 am

    I looked in to these shoe clips before, i think they are so so pretty! and of course they are perfect on the orange shoe! they were made for each other.
    And the teal pretty top on you Catherine is perfection!! I love that colour in general but with your hair cascading against it…ahh pure beauty right there!!XXX

    • 9 June 2014 / 9:52 am

      Oh you flatter me too much, Rachel….!!! Thank you sweetie x

  2. 24 May 2014 / 11:24 pm

    You look especially glowy in these photos, dearest Catherine…I think a little bit of the City of Love managed to sneak home with you (or it's the prospect of a night out with your hubby, which is a very good thing, too!!) 😉 The bow detail on the sleeves – and the gorgeous colour! – of this top make it a truly special piece; add those zhuzhed up pumps, and your date look is ready, set, go!! I'm glad that shoe clips are making a comeback…I think they are a really fun idea for fancifying (did I make up a word?) your footwear!! XO


  3. 24 May 2014 / 11:12 pm

    What a great idea! I also love how your heels match your hair today!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Love from London, check out my 5inch&up X Aldo post!

    Alena | meet me stylish

    • 9 June 2014 / 9:52 am

      Oh yes it's all planned, Alena (joking)! Thank you my lovely x

  4. 24 May 2014 / 2:21 pm

    That's a really cute idea! I am thinking of a pair of black heels which I don't really wear as they are quite boring. A shoe clip will be perfect for them!
    Annette | Lady of Style

  5. 24 May 2014 / 11:11 am

    The entire outfit is adorable. I didn't think I'd like the clips but they are super cute. I don't anything like that myself, though.

  6. 24 May 2014 / 10:55 am

    I think I'd be showing a bit more cleavage for date night myself (Cleavage being my best bit – if I had a different body shape I might show off a bit of leg).

    Still, a cute outfit and those shoe clips look like a good idea. Are they reasonably priced?

    • 9 June 2014 / 9:51 am

      Haha I thought I was showing off TOO much cleavage, Eleanor… I'm not a clevaage girl at all!!

  7. 24 May 2014 / 8:00 am

    Beautiful as ever! The shoes are magnificent, I love the color! Never knew the shoes clips thing existed 😀 I've been living under a rock!

  8. 24 May 2014 / 7:53 am

    Lovely outfit. Great colour together, lots of interesting things to see. The bows on the sleeves, the clutch (bringing the colours together), the clip-ons. The orange shoes… great!
    I am like you, more neutral shoes, but I have a lot of clip-ons, as a friend of a friend sells them.

  9. 24 May 2014 / 5:59 am

    Hello,Ciao Catherine…simple but Great look!

  10. 23 May 2014 / 7:54 pm

    The shoe clips are a great idea…I am the same, I never buy sparkly shoes as i just think I will never wear them but the clips are a great option to add a bit of bling when you need it. Great outfit as always x

    • 9 June 2014 / 9:50 am

      It's a perfect solution, isn't it Kareema? x

  11. 23 May 2014 / 5:13 pm

    This is how they did it in bygone eras, they used clips to jazz up dresses, their hair, their shoes, bags, everything! I can't understand why I only have one clip to my name. Not even a PAIR. This must be rectified! I love how you chose non-satin shoes, because I always think that's super dressy to have sparkles and satin on the same shoe, sort of reserved for extra-special evening occasions or weddings. This actually looks more modern, having a 'matt' shoe, which means you can wear them with your skinny jeans. I'll be sure to check that company out. P x

    • 9 June 2014 / 9:49 am

      You do surprise me Sarah – I would have thought if anyone would have them it'd be you!! You'll be like a kid in a sweet shop on their site 🙂
      Thanks hun x

  12. 23 May 2014 / 4:56 pm

    I've always thought shoe clips were such a great idea. Takes your everyday shoes up a notch for sure!

  13. 23 May 2014 / 4:40 pm

    Beautiful outfit Catherine, love the detail on your shoes xx

  14. 23 May 2014 / 4:06 pm

    They look fab, I've seen people diy these but didn't know you could buy them.

  15. 23 May 2014 / 3:06 pm

    Great shoe clips and perfect for adding a little sparkle.

    X x

    • 9 June 2014 / 9:48 am

      Thanks Courtney, glad to see you're still around!!

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