The wedge is a funny shoe. So often it goes very wrong and ends up making you look too casual, too young and sloppy. When done right, the wedge can be a wonderfully comfortable shoe that gives you height without throwing you off balance. I will show you the difference.
Mainly, the problem with the wedge is the disconnect between the top and the bottom. The top could be a patten leather silver and then the bottom is a wood brown. That does not match nor compliment each other. By purchasing a shoe like that, you have completely eliminated the usefulness of the shoe and introduced bad taste to your wardrobe. A wood brown does not go with an outfit that would go with a silver patten leather and vice versa.
Pictured are good versions (YES), bad versions (NO) and the exceptions (YES).
The Elie Tahari wedge pictured has no diverse capabilities. The top part is dressy and will be paired with jewel tones and blacks. The bottom espidrille bottom is super casual and goes with earth tones. By combining the two types of shoes/colors together, I guess the designer thought the shoe could travel to all those areas now, but instead this shoe now goes with neither styles/colors. This shoe is a waste of money.
Canvas is an espridille’s friend in tone and style. As long as the canvas is in a complimentary color, you are good.
Even though the tones on the Jimmy Choo compliment each other in theory, patten leather is dressy and the espidrille is casual, so no.
This Jessica Simpson wedge has done a lovely job of joining the disjointed cognac leather and beige espadrille by having leather at the bottom as well. Also, these two complimentary colors go with the same color run of earth tones.
This Franco Sarto could work with a certain outfit that had greens and tans involved. The light green compliments the beige of the bottom and the canvas unites the styles.