Summertime has come and there are so many reasons to celebrate. School’s out, typhoons have gone and passed, beaches are at their peak, but most importantly sandals are back in!
That’s right, ladies and gentlemen – because sandals don’t discriminate. You can ditch those rainy day boots and crusty, weathered shoes. We can once again wear sandals in the Philippines.
Everyone will expose their bare feet and you can bet that everyone’s sandal game will be as hot as the scorching summer heat, so you better keep up. If yours are a bit dated and you don’t have the means to buy a new pair, then check out these DIY design tips that’ll help you step up your game.
Make it Drip with Jewels
There’s no easier way to turn old sandals into a beautiful pair of footwear than covering it in jewels. Don’t worry, you won’t be using any real jewels; that would just be absurd.
What you need here is a few jewel beads and a hot glue gun – two things easily find at any arts and crafts store. Once you have those, then start sticking on the jewels.
You can cover the straps completely or make a beautiful brooch to attach by the ankle band. The design can be as minimal or as overboard as you want; they’re your sandals, after all.
Add Accents to Make It Trendy
Jewels and beads aren’t the only thing you can glue to your sandals. You can also put plastic chains and spikes, ribbons, and other crafty things to make them chic. These small accents are sure to make your old, dated sandals look new and trendy.
Use Extra Pieces of Fabric for Design and Comfort
If you have any extra fabric lying around, use them to beautify your sandals. There are two ways to do this: one is to tightly wrap the fabric around the straps and another is to make straps out of the fabric.
Making use of fabric doesn’t only make your pair prettier but will actually make them more comfortable to put on. You can now say goodbye to strap burns and breaks.
Paint Over Its Basic Design
If you’re not into gluing things on your sandals, then might you be more open to using paint? You can use as little or as much color as you want. There are also numerous patterns to choose from.
There’s been a rainbow craze over the past few years so you can go with that or an ombré pattern for a simpler design. If you really want it to be fun and unique, then treat those thick straps as a canvas and decorate it with an actual painting.
The simplest and smallest things can be used to upgrade your sandals. You just have to get a little creative. Do it however you want and don’t be afraid of messing up. Any mistake you make can be easily remedied, so have fun with it.
By the end, you should have a pair of sandals that mirrors your personality and matches your fashion style. No one will be able to top your sandal game and you’ll be able to proudly wear your sandals in the Philippines.
People are bound to turn their heads and ask where you got your stunning pair of sandals, and the extra attention is sure to give you that extra pep in your step!