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Yes, you can rock statement shoes! How to make the look work for you

by Jordan Muto / / Source: TODAY

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If the slowly rising temperatures have you inspired to change up your wardrobe, you're not alone.

But just because it's a new season, doesn't mean you need a new wardrobe. In fact, changing up your look for spring could be as easy as buying a new pair of shoes.

With jewels, embroidery, beading and embellishment, these statement shoes make an outfit all on their own. They're the one secret fashion item you never knew you needed!

TODAY Style Squad member Lilliana Vazquez rocked the look on TODAY when she wore fabulous, floral Zara sandals (Bobbie Thomas even has the same pair) and Sheinelle Jones had to ask her the secret to rocking them.

Here are Vazquez's top two tips:

1. Don't worry about matching.

Forget everything you think you know about picking shoes for your outfit. They don't have to match! Vazquez noted that not one color in her floral shoes matched her hot pink dress. The trick is treating the bold statement like a neutral that goes with (just about) anything. Speaking of ...

2. Let the shoes shine.

While the bold shoes can act as a neutral, remember that it's best to keep everything else more simple. Feeling confused? Try Vazquez's go-to outfit when rocking statement shoes: jeans, a white T-shirt and a leather jacket. Now that's something we can get behind!

RELATED: It's all about comfort! 3 must-try sneaker trends for spring

If you're ready to try it out for yourself, we've rounded up some seriously statement-making shoes to buy right now.

TODAY editors, writers and experts take care to recommend items we really like and hope you’ll enjoy! Just so you know, TODAY does have affiliate relationships. So, while every product is independently selected, if you buy something through our links, we may get a small share of the revenue.

1. Gem Slingback High Heel Shoes, $70, Zara

Statement shoes
Zara

2. Circus by Sam Edelman Ellie Pom Pom Block-Heel, $79, Macy's

Statement shoes
Macy's

3. Millsect Wide Fit Embellished Mules, $38, ASOS

Statement shoes
ASOS

4. Ella, $91, Steve Madden

Statement shoes
Steve Madden

5. Beaded Vamp and Heel Sandals, $70, Zara

Shoes
Zara

6. Forever Flower Corsage Sandals, $28, ASOS

Statement shoes
ASOS

7. Aleani, $80, Aldo

Statement shoes
Aldo

8. Nine West Chervil Nubuck Dress Sandal, $89, Amazon

Statement shoes
Amazon

9. Topshop Lava Platform Sandal, 85, Nordstrom

Statement shoes
Nordstrom

10. Inca, $100, Steve Madden

Statement shoes
Steve Madden

11. Franssie, $100, Aldo

Beaded heels
Aldo

12. Steve Madden Swizzle Flat Sandal, $72, Amazon

Steve Madden flat sandals
Amazon

13. Topshop Reena Embroidered Sandal, $90, Nordstrom

Statement shoes
Nordstrom

14. Lauren Lorraine Rita Heel, $99, Belk

Statement shoes
Belk

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