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How to Pick the Right Shoes for an Outfit

You don’t have to be a slave to fashion to pick the right shoes for your outfit. Follow these tips for a put-together look.


  • Step 1: Choose your shoe style according to the occasion. Wear high heels with gowns, and to dress up dark jeans. Wear flats with more casual wear or lighter jeans.
  • TIP: Flip-flops are for the beach, not for a night on the town.
  • Step 2: Consider style. Kitten heels are comfortable and can be dressy, but it’s best to wear them with straight-legged pants or a-line skirts. Stilettos make your legs look long and make you taller, so wear them with long dresses or boot leg pants to make an impact.
  • Step 3: Choose your shoe color based on the colors of your outfit. You can choose the dominant or accent colors. You can also opt for a neutral color such as beige, navy, brown, or black. Your shoe color does not have to be an exact match.
  • TIP: Add a pop to your neutral or monochrome outfit by selecting a shoe in a bolder color or print.
  • Step 4: Don’t get caught up in labels. Dressing in head-to-toe signature prints and logos will make you look like a walking billboard. A designer label item is not a guaranteed match for your outfit.
  • FACT: Did you know? When they’re hot, feet can swell up to one full shoe size.

You Will Need

  • Shoes
  • Clothes
  • Confidence

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