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.
Step 8: Now Glam Up Your Shoes!
Step 9: ... Instantly Become
Step 10: Try 'em on Navy
Step 11: Try 'em on White
Make a few different ones.
Now you can take one pair of shoes on holiday - but look as if you took five pairs! Think how popular you'll be with him indoors...
There. Crafty tips AND marital advice, all in one instructable. And it's free.