As I mentioned last Thursday, I planned to create some kind of leg straps to go with the ASOS gladiator shoes I purchased. Well, I made them but the ASOS shoes didn't arrive in time for me taking photos at the weekend therefore I have taken photo's using a couple of pairs of other shoes instead.
My idea was a very simple one - to turn my existing strappy gladiator style shoes into knee high versions should I so desire. So, I created a kind of 'cage' for the leg that consists of a big zip up the middle with sections of black elastic sewn on at intervals down the leg. That simple. The zip can be worn either at the front or the back and the effect is quite Alaia/Givenchy without the expense!
I couldn't not try it with the floral dress! The zip is at the back here.
They can be used as an added texture to an outfit, as opposed to an addition to the shoe.
Coming over all Roman on your bitch asses!
Teamed with a black and purple fringed, paneled body con dress, it's Alaia on the cheap.
A very simple idea, but it's ability to transform all manner of my shoes is quite remarkable, especially as I have no shortage of shoes with which these 'cages' can go with. I also intend on adding little tassels on the end of the zips so they swish from side to side when I walk.
If the precision of the evenly placed strapping seems too hard, then taking the zip and the top and bottom sections of elastic as the foundation for your cage, you could then use thinner strapping in the centre part and criss-cross it randomly for something that's a little easier to create (no measuring required!). This would be equally effective.
In total these cost me about £6.50. That's the kind of DIY costs I like! I shall explore the same idea for my arms I think too.