Color blocking is all the rage these days, everywhere from interior design to fashion.  Even shoes!  You could shell out a bunch of money for designer color blocked shoes, like $215 at Saks Fifth Avenue for some Dolce Vita color blocked shoes, or you could take a cue from Elsie and Emma at A Beautiful Mess and makeover a pair of shoes you already have laying around!  They remind me of Oxfords (which I’ve always loved) and offer a great way to dress up a plain pair into something more fashion-forward without the hefty price tag.  [how to give shoes a color blocked makeover]

Project estimate:

  • Shoes or boots, on hand or $1 and up
  • Paint, on hand

Total:  Free and up