Are you one of the many that gets stuck with what colour shoes to wear?

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Are you one of the many that gets stuck with what colour shoes to wear?

Once you’ve decided on the outfit is this something you get stuck on?  Well, you’re not alone.

Maybe you have just treated yourself to that dream pair of shoes and you have no idea what you are going to match them with?  Such a dilemma!

It seems one of the biggest struggles when I enter into a wardrobe or go shopping, in fact,  people almost freeze when it comes to completing the outfit with their foot attire.

If you’ll be building an outfit around your shoes, you want to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward, so to speak.

Quite simply though, these days presents us with no real hard and fast rule that you must abide by.  Style is personal so what makes you happy is the first priority.

Just incase you are stuck on where to start though, here’s a few ideas that really lend themselves to being paired together.

Let’s start with :



This fab colour goes best with pink, orange, black and white, neutrals and navy blue.

Pro tip : Red shoes are a great way to add punch to a more casual outfit, but consider avoiding an outfit that feels too racy; fire-engine footwear offers enough sizzle factor on its own.  Stay away from monochrome too; red on red can feel like overkill.


One of my favourite colours, this goes best with blue, white, earth tones, red and yellow.

Pro tip : Orange shoes look great with tawny neutrals, tans and beiges – they provide a warm canvas from which the orange can really pop.  If you’re wearing lighter shades, mix in some brown accessories for a 70’s vibe.  While colour-blocking may feel like overkill for some, if you’re up to the challenge, try power-clashing by styling them with green or purple.  Yum!



This  goes best with any shade of blue, black and white plus green.

Pro tip : Although purple and yellow are complementary colours, the two together can be a bold move.  More buttery tones look great with other warm colours such as red or orange.  For neon yellow, consider cooler colours of a simple black or white.


I love my green shoes, this goes best with brown, black, blue, neutrals and yellow.

Pro tip : Green shoes are surprisingly versatile.   If you want to make a high-saturated statement wear them with red or orange.



Goes best with yellow, red, neutrals, brown and white.

Pro tip : Skinny jeans with a pair of blue shoes and shade lighter or darker than the denim is a no-fail look.  Take note, navy adds a bit of colour but at minimum risk, so perhaps a good place to start.



What a fab colour for summer or winter, this colour goes best with neutrals, navy, pink and green

Pro tip : For a surprisingly chic combination look to purple and metallics.  Try a pair of plum-coloured pumps with a silver skirt and blue jacket.  Since purple is a rich hue, it also pairs well with simple neutrals.


For that statement, metallic goes best with white, red, purple, neutrals, indigo and black (for silver).  Black, red, white, emerald, royal blue and burgundy go best with gold.

Pro tip : Whether you opt for silver or gold shoes, it’s best to stay away from bold prints and colours for the rest of your outfit and let the footwear shine.


So, when you buy a pair of shoes and have no idea what to wear them with hark back to my blog and hopefully it will dissolve some of those wonders.

A wardrobe audit is a wonderful way to learn how to mix and match and use what you have in your wardrobe.  You can check out what some of my ladies have said about their wardrobe audit experi

Remember… “you can tell a lot about a person by their shoes”
Yours in Style,
Johanna-May xx