We all love the classics. Brown and black leather shoes are timeless fundamentals of any wardrobe. But colours are just as necessary to bring life and personality to a shoe collection, especially in summer.
It can be tricky to decide how to match your most colourful shoes. You have to trust your intuition and be confident in your taste. Let's have a look at some ways of wearing colourful shoes that you can experiment with.
“The bright colors give that touch of cheer to my wardrobe and are perfect with sunny days”
- Niccolò Cesari
The first strategy is to use similar complementary tones. Here the idea is to make the colours of your outfit to look very harmonious and unified. You might, for example, choose to play with different shades of blue with your shoes, trousers and shirt. You could also pair soft colours with other soft colours, like ivory with a pastel buttercream.
A harmonious colour palette is great for unifying and elongating your silhouette and gives an understated elegant look.
The second strategy is to use contrasting colours. Here you take very different colours and match them together. The goal is to showcase the beauty of each colour. However, not all colours work well together. Here you must rely on your intuition and experience, to find strong colours that work well together for you.
Finally you can make the shoes the focal point of your outfit. If you have a pair of beautiful shoes you love and want to let shine, you can easily integrate them into your daily style. Shoes with a very bold colour are actually quite easy to style because they become the focus of your outfit. It you wear a simple outfit with a striking shoe, it can look amazing.
There is no reason to be hesitant about colourful shoes. If you have shoes know are well made and you think they are beautiful, then you should wear them.