I have red hair and the pale skin that goes with it. I am looking at summer shoes and see some rather nice lace up brogues and also some white loafers (can't find the link). I'm just not sure what colour will work well with my legs . Also how are you meant to wear these brogues in the summer? with socks? surely at 45 it would look a bit odd on me? HAYULP!
silver's a nice idea - i always wear navy and would like a change this year. Maybe I would just wear the brogues in a 'frenchy/trenchy' way, with capri trousers rather than with a skirt. I really like them...
The rule of thumb to avoid nudes that are more tan than your legs if your legs are pasty. Pinky nudes and tan look godawful on me (blue/green-tinged pale skin), but light taupe is a fantastic neutral shoe color on me.
Avoid white and pale shoes if you have big feet - they will look like canoes. I have size 8 shoes and own a couple of white pairs - can really only wear them with flares and bootcuts. Brogues will also exaggerate that effect.
My best sandal color after taupe and bronze is denim blue - bright havaianas shades work well too. Silver, aqua, turquoise etc look great when my feet are tanned but not so great early in the summer.