The color-blocking craze is no secret in the fashion world. Soon after sweeping the population off its neutral-shoed feet, this hue-heavy trend began filling stores and blogs with color-based clothing and accessories.
I’ll be the first to admit the brightly colored trend won me over me without much effort, but for those of you who are a bit more cynical, CL presents to you DIY color block moccasins.
By introducing your wardrobe to the trend via shoes, it makes the process easier to accept and gives you the ability to choose whatever color you’d like — settle on a darker color, such as purple or green, and try a brighter color, such as mint or coral, your next time around.
This tutorial is easy to follow and requires just three items to create these one-of-a-kind shoes, so find a time when you have a few hours to spare and try it out!
What you need:
- Moccasins in any color
- Fabric Paint (such as Tulip Soft Fabric Paint or Jacquard Textile paint)
- At least one flat paintbrush with a small to medium brush (you can have one small and one medium for maximum coverage)
- Tuck the fringe into the insole of your shoe. To do this you’ll have to untie the bow that most moccasins have, so pull each string out, paying careful attention to how it was assembled.
- Either go ahead and paint the entire front of your moccasins with your brush or, if you have multiple brushes, paint the inside edge of your moccasin with a small brush and fill in the rest with a wider one.
- Let your shoes dry for a minimum of two hours to ensure they are ready. Reassemble the fringe and show off your revamped shoes!
Nicole Veenstra is a Fashion & Lifestyle writer for College Lifestyles. She is currently studying journalism at Rider University and loves dolphins, red velvet anything and spending time with her friends and family.