{style inspiration: glitter ankle boots + how to}


. . . nearly always prefer tall leather boots or a pair of heels to ankle boots, that is, of course, unless the ankle boots in question were suede and sprinkled in shimmery, glittery gold dust, which changes everything . . .


{p.s.} the pair [above] is from barneys, but if you're in a creative mood with a extra little time on your hands, you could create your own:


[instructions after the jump] x

y o u w i l l n e e d :
a pair of ankle boots
gold glitter
craft glue / permanent fabric glue


s t e p o n e
find a pair of ankle boots for glittering -- new, or something you already own?

s t e p t w o
pick up gold glitter & craft glue; there were two kinds of glitter used here, one larger, and one smaller to fill in any extra spaces; the glue used was a permanent fabric glue, but other types, [for example, craft], may work as well

s t e p t h r e e
add the glue directly to the part of the first boot that you want to be glittered, using a brush to smooth out

s t e p f o u r

add glitter & let dry; tidy up the edges by removing all glitter that may have fallen along the heel or seams, etc.

s t e p f i v e
& it is as simple as that; pair with your favourite pair of skinny jeans or a short flirty dress and you're ready to traipse about town awash in golden shimmer . . .


{p.s.} more detailed instructions here


previous how-to's:

h a i r

* a sexy bouffant
* a side chignon

* a classic chignon
* a double-knot

e v e r y t h i n g e l s e
* gilded party animal cupcake toppers
* a braided brass hex nut bracelet
* a sweet nothings garland
a classic english hand-tied bouquet
* summery ombré napkins

{top image, andrea linett's boots photographed the style crusader, discovered via ~laura~; all other images & diy inspiration via le | fanciulle, discovered via a pair & a spare; numbered layout by roséline for this is glamorous}

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Blogger Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

Oh my goodness. I am so doing this, thank you for making my monday a wee bit brighter!

October 03, 2011  
Blogger Erin said...

I love them! I think it would probably be good to shellac over the finished glitter, to make sure it doesn't end up all over the floor. Definitely going to try this.

October 03, 2011  
Anonymous Chelsea said...

Yes! This makes me so happy! I can't wait to try it out...a little concerned about shedding glitter everywhere. xo

October 03, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

erin -- yes, that's definitely an option, although sometimes find that shellac dulls the sparkle of the glitter?

we have a gold-leafed coffee table, and it had the most alluring golden sheen, but after the shellac, the shine was never the same . . .


October 03, 2011  
Blogger Meggy said...

And now I just need to find the right boots! This is great!

Meggy from Chasing Davies

October 03, 2011  
Blogger Britt @ Dreamy Spaces said...

OMG!!! Cute boots! I want them bad! And I love those sparkles. Could they look any better? Doubt it! Gotta have em!!

October 03, 2011  
Blogger L.A. in the bay said...


October 03, 2011  
Anonymous Elizabeth@rosalilium said...

I probably need some sprakly shoes in my life.

Nice tutorial - thanks!x

October 03, 2011  
Blogger Nik said...

These are AWESOME! I need to find something to cover the glitter with to keep it from falling off.

October 03, 2011  
Blogger house of earnest said...

oh my goodness... this just made my day! I am doing it immediately!

October 03, 2011  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't let the expensive price tag on those Miu Miu's fool you...they leave glitter all over the place just as much as a DIY version would. At least the DIY is sooooo much more cost effective :)

October 03, 2011  
Blogger ebev said...

These are fabulous cannot wait to try this out! I love customized and handmade items :)

xo, Erin

October 03, 2011  
Blogger Something Old, Something New said...

Such a fun / cute idea!

October 03, 2011  
Blogger Bronwyn said...

Oh, my god, these are excellent!

October 03, 2011  
Anonymous Tamara, Bella Boho said...

So fabulous!

October 03, 2011  
Blogger sécia said...

These are fabulous.

♥ sécia

October 03, 2011  
Blogger Caitlin said...

What an amazing idea! I need to try this sometime very, very soon!

October 03, 2011  
Blogger Meikel said...

I must do this! The pair you used is great, are you giving out the source? Thank you!

October 03, 2011  
Blogger Callie Grayson said...

Oh Yes! this is my next DIY project!!
thank you!

October 03, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

meikel -- could try these or these?

October 03, 2011  
Blogger S + T said...

Thanks for the re-post :P
Everyone seems to love my on-the-spot DIY hahaha!

P.S. if anyone wonders about shedding glitter all over the place, I put a bit of hair-spray on them after the photos were taken - hardly any of the glittery goodness has dropped off since then.

xx T
Le Fanciulle

October 04, 2011  
Anonymous funkytime said...

oh love it!looks so glamorous!!!!

October 05, 2011  
Blogger Lynne said...

Love these - can never have too much sparkle!

October 07, 2011  
Blogger MsK said...

This is great!! I'm totally going to do this. Love!

October 07, 2011  
Blogger Ana Magdalena said...

can I have each pair? yes, and thank you :)

October 07, 2011  
Blogger Brooke said...

This is my next project - thanks for posting!

October 10, 2011  
Blogger Erin Robinson said...

can you tell me where these booties are from?

October 12, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

erin -- the top pair are from barneys, link in the post :)


October 12, 2011  
Blogger Erin Robinson said...

i was wondering where your pair (that you diy'd) were from...i like them better :)

October 12, 2011  
Blogger Giselle said...

which boots did you use its hard to find suede boots that have that separation to put the glitter?

October 13, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

erin & giselle -- the diy pair are from rubi shoes -- you can also check in the comments above [#20] for some other suggestions -- hope that helps!


October 13, 2011  
Anonymous Style Hoot said...

I love these!! I can't wait to try this on my own. Such a fabulous idea.

October 17, 2011  
Anonymous Fashionthroughtravel said...

Such a great tutorial, glitter and everything sparkly looks so cool with the fall colors outside!

October 30, 2011  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

{p.s.} for those that asked, these would work as well : http://bit.ly/t9ZWpD

November 03, 2011  
Blogger Lindsay Anne said...

I am your newest follower! Absolutely love this idea! I love your site! Thanks for sharing!

November 07, 2011  
Blogger Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

This is genius! LOVE it.

November 15, 2011  
Blogger Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

GREAT boots, I featured them on my blog, Mercantile Muse, today (with credit and link back!)

have a great glittering day,

January 18, 2012  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are so glamalicious! You could also use the same idea for the toes of shoes if they happen to be scuffed or worn. Thanks for sharing!

May 03, 2012  
Blogger Lou xxx said...

Just 4 words : I love the idea !


May 28, 2012  
Anonymous Dana said...

Love this diy! Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

August 31, 2012  
Blogger Camille said...

Shared on twitter, b/c this is fabulous...cheers.

September 11, 2012  
Blogger shana fay said...

absolutely love this DIY! thanks for sharing.

I have a grey suede boots, do you think silver glitter will look good on it ?

Shana x


November 23, 2012  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

shana fay -- yes, most definitely! although gold would love just as lovely x

November 24, 2012  

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