Or you can make previously unsuitable shoes match your new outfit.
Or you can make one pair of shoes seem like several.
All you need is the amazing shoe clip. (Actually a pair is better.)
Step 1: Acquire your ingredients
In this case, you want shoe clip findings: I got mine on Ebay for fourpence. Or fivepence. Anyway, it was pocket money.
Go to Ebay and search shoe clip findings - you'll find them.
Step 2: Gather bits and bobs
Or you can snaffle bits off Christmas crackers, cake decorations - anything you can liberate.
Bits of ribbon are really helpful, and so are beads. They can be as vulgar as you like - it's amazing what you can get away with on a shoe.
You'll find yourself haunting the haberdashers' shops.
Step 3: Dry run
Tip: Don't try to tie a real bow - it'll look pants. Cut some strips of ribbon, fold over the ends and glue them together to make a tailored bow (Google 'tailored bow' for detailed instructions).
If in doubt, fake it.
Step 4: Decorate madly
Then see what gaudy trash you can sling on it to make a good decoration.
Try to make the colours clash - see pic.
Step 5: See if it works
Anyone got any other ideas?
Step 6: Stick deco to finding
Remember that shoes often get wet: make allowance for that if you're using cardboard etc. Clear plastic (like the kind you get in new shirt collars to keep them neat) is a handy alternative, and relatively invisible.
Step 7: Attach firmly
Then I glued and sewed a ribbon backing to the finding; when it was dry I glued the backing to the decoration. It wobbles about a bit, but that doesn't seem to matter.