Readers question: “Hi Imogen, just wondering what leggings to wear with a white skirt I purchased for summer/autumn? I’m guessing that lighter toned shoes (I have some nude coloured heels) will work with the outfit but I’ve never tried this look before, thanks, Dot”
When choosing shoes to go with leggings there are a few points to consider.
Length of leggings
– long leggings can work with either a low or high vamp shoe in a similar colour to the leggings.
– short leggings look best with either a low vamp flat shoe or wedge, or a low or high vamp nude shoe.
Weight of shoes
– keep your shoes not too heavy. Thick and chunky soles will look out of place with skirts or dresses and leggings.
Great tips, but mostly I love that dress! 🙂
Thanks Sue – I love it too! Got it on my recent trip to Malaysia – though it’s a Spanish brand.
Thank you for the much needed tips. Now I can prove that I need more shoes! The dress really is great!
You shouldn’t wear such a cool dress when showing the shoes cos that is all i concentrated my eyes on 🙂
It’s a fab dress – I love it!
Thank you, Imogen, for such great blog! I just wonder if long leggings can work with taupe ballet flats?
They can work if your hair is lighter or your leggings are not black
Olga – what colour is your hair? Lighter hair will work with taupe flats even if you have black leggings, but if you have dark brown hair it will look ungrounded.
I have mousy brown hair color medium in value (Soft Summer), the hair color being on the darker side anyway, and the ballet flat color is something in between medium and dark in value.
Sounds ideal Olga
Thank you for the answer, you’ve been very helpful as this dilemma has given me no peace for the last few days 🙂
Cool, Imogen. I like your outfit.
Hi Imogen, another great post thanks and I agree, great tunic dress! I just love those ruffled black shoes though, can you let slip where they come from??
I have quite small feet for my height and substantial (figure8?) build, therefore my feet always appear disproportionately tiny, and like I might topple over like a weeble. Can you give any tips for this dilemma (I’m not a huge fan of high heels, though mid-height are fine, I like comfyish shoes and I think ‘flatforms’ could help). One of my best shoe choices was a 1.5″ gladiator, with criss-cross straps, plaited leather, gold beads, etc on them, ie lots of adornment – but that’s not always easy to find…. hmm…
I’ve tried looking online for solutions, but most of the information seems to be centred on how to make feet look smaller, which is one body/style issue I really don’t have to add onto my list 🙂