I've been watching the thrift stores lately for a pair of vintage oxfords (a. they're cute and b. they look so comfy) to no avail until the other day I came upon these:
Unfortunately, I didn't love the all white but for a couple of dollars I thought I'd see if I could do something with them.
Originally, I thought I could apply some shoe polish to change them up - that clearly didn't work. They just look kind of dirty.
So I broke out my acrylic craft paint and started painting. Yes, you can paint shoes!
After painting them, I also went over them with a light coat of craft varnish to try to add some durability. And I changed out the white laces for brown. Now these may not be the longest lasting pair of shoes I'll ever own, but I think they were definitely worth the couple of dollars I spent.
I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can wear them like this: