Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I love details-- almost too much sometimes. (In high school I might've been accused of over-accessorizing on more than one occasion.) :D I just don't see the problem with a look made of glitter sunglasses, dangly earrings, an "S" necklace, and a hair flower. ;) While I might've toned it down a tad in the accessory department today, if something feels a bit boring to me, I feel a bit uncomfortable wearing it.
These boots were feeling a little bit drab to me. For a while I wore black ribbons as shoelaces to spruce them up a bit, but it just wasn't cutting it for me anymore. After I made the Anthropologie-inspired scarf necklace for work, I had all these extra serged scarf strips left over... and I decided to make them into shoelaces. Also-- I've been seeing some awesome shoelace inspiration around the web. ;)
Like these from Martha Stewart:
Or these from Atlantic-Pacific:
Or these awesome ribbon shoelaces I saw on Jag Lever:
Here's how to make my scarf shoelaces:
(If you don't have a serger, you can always use ribbons.) ;)
Find some scarves at a thrift store. The scarves I used had some holes in them and they weren't really serving as great scarves anymore. :)
If you have a serger, run the scarves through the serger and make little strips. If you don't have a serger, you can get a similar look with a zigzag stitch on the sewing machine and cut along the edges. It won't be as clean as if you used a serger, but it will do.
That's it! Thread the scarf strips or ribbon through the holes in your shoes and you've got a funky new pair of laces. :)