I was asked recently by a reader where I find my shoe collection from, and how I manage to find shoes to go with my outfits.
The reality is, my shoes have been collected over the past 20 years (or so), though I only keep those in a good state of repair. But don’t despair, I’ve researched a range of flat or flatish and interesting shoes for you at the end of this post!
There is no one pair of shoes that is going to go with everything you own. Sometimes I do see people who have 3-5 pairs of shoes, and that’s it. Sadly, these shoes will work with a few outfits, but they won’t work with everything you own. You need to consider everything from the weight of the fabric, and therefore the weight and style of the shoe to the level of refinement, as well as colour, and form, pattern and shape. Here are 6 essentials to consider when choosing shoes to go with your outfit.
How to Choose Shoes to Go With Your Outfit
1. Match the Pattern
In this example I’ve matched the floral details and colours on the dress with this thong (yes that’s what we call these sorts of flip flop/Sandal in Australia). It’s a light floaty summery dress which needs a light shoe (nothing heavy or clunky)