Shoe love: Patterned shoe collection

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a “Shoe love” post. As I was going back through my closet to switch out summer and winter clothing, I started thinking about how most of my shoe collection is made up of solid colors. Which shoes in my closet have patterns or prints? And thus a post idea was born… 😉

Librarian for Life + Style | Shoe love: Patterned shoe collection

First up, stripes! I’ve had the striped strappy wedges and canvas flats for awhile, and I added the striped round-toe wedges to my closet this past spring.

Librarian for Life + Style | Shoe love: Patterned shoe collection, stripes

Details:  Striped wedges, Payless {very similar} {very similar peep-toe wedges} {cute wedge sandals}  //  Striped strappy wedges, Old Navy, old {almost exact!}  //  Striped canvas flats, Target, old {very similar} {similar}

Librarian for Life + Style | Shoe love:  Striped shoes

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I’ve slowly added animal print or textures to my wardrobe the past year or two, mostly through accessories. This past fall, I added the leopard print fabric flats and the snakeskin wedges. The tortoiseshell pattern on the patent leather, peep-toe wedges is subtle but fun.

Librarian for Life + Style | Shoe love: Patterned shoe collection, animal print

Details:  Leopard print cap-toe flats, Karen Scott via Macy’s {very similar – almost sold out!}  //  Snakeskin wedges, Clarks {exact}  //  Tortoiseshell peep-toe wedges, Payless, old {very similar}

Librarian for Life + Style | Shoe love:  Animal print shoes

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Finally, polka dots! And technically, my 4-inch black-and-yellow heels, seen below on the right, are pattern-mixing with a combination of dots and stripes, but I included them in this photo with my dotted canvas flats. I like that the dotted pattern on both these pairs of shoes is a bit irregular on the placement of the dots — the dots don’t line up perfectly — which gives these patterns a bit more visual interest.

Librarian for Life + Style | Shoe love: Patterned shoe collection, polka dots

Details:  Dotted canvas flats, Grasshoppers via DSW {exact style in different patterns}  //  Yellow-and-black peep-toe heels, DSW {similar} {similar style in yellow} {similar dot print in flat sandal style} {striped low-heel sandals}

Librarian for Life + Style | Shoe love:  Dotted shoes

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After putting together the collages to showcase different ways I’ve worn the shoes, it makes me smile to note that I often pair patterned shoes with other patterns! Also, looking through this mini-collection, I realize that I have no floral patterns in my shoe collection. Perhaps a gap to fill… 🙂

Do you have patterned shoes in your own closet? Please leave a comment and let me know!

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4 thoughts on “Shoe love: Patterned shoe collection

  1. Kezzie

    Awww, this is cool! You have some lovely shoes (which you keep in good condition) – I do love your stripy ones! I have a few patterned pairs- some dalmation patterned court shoes, some patchwork floral shoes, some stripy AND floral mixed (both the latter are Irregular choice shoes so a bit zany!)
    Oooh, and I notice some TARDIS blue in your first outfit shots, so if you feel like linking up with TARDIS Tuesday (linkie is on my Tuesday post), that’d be cool!

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

      It’s an old post, the one featuring my top that is TARDIS blue, but I will see if it’s ok to post an old post.

      And thanks for the compliments on my shoe collection — I do try to keep them in good condition, and I get very sad when I have to let a beloved pair go. A couple of years ago, I posted a tribute to my beloved bronze flats, which lasted me a decade! 🙂


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