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What colour shoes do you wear with grey trousers?

(19 Posts)
sweetheart Wed 24-Oct-12 15:40:59

I have a couple of grey work trousers and I'm never sure what to wear with them. I'm not keen on black shoes, I own 2 emergency pairs and although i know black and grey probably go really well together i hardly ever wear black tops. Brown shoes just seem wrong with grey to me - are they?

Tops I would wear with them would probably be either cream, blush pink, another shade of grey or possibly navy blue.

polyhymnia Wed 24-Oct-12 15:46:52

Black would certainly work. As would a nice berry shade.

HappyHalloweenMotherFucker Wed 24-Oct-12 15:48:45

navy and grey is good

foxyhen Wed 24-Oct-12 15:52:30

Navy blue flats with a blue top? Or a black top and completely different colour shoes - perhaps a red flat? I find grey trousers very difficult too.

oliviafrombolivia Wed 24-Oct-12 15:55:41

Have seen grey trousers/grey wooly tights styled with tan, I think it is a surprisingly nice combination.

Steth Wed 24-Oct-12 15:58:02

Why don't you just bin the grey trousers if they are giving you so much grief trying to match shoes /tops

vintageviolets Wed 24-Oct-12 16:02:15


sweetheart Wed 24-Oct-12 16:14:46

I find it quite difficult to find work trousers, I don't really wear black and as a pear shape I need to wear darker colours on the bottom. I tend to favour Navy blue as my black.

I guess shoes I'm probably ok with it's more in the winter I struggle when I'm in boots as I only own brown boots really - although I do have a black ememrgency pair that hardly ever get worn.

Berry is my fav colour this winter, perhaps I'll have to see if I can get berry boots - or would they be disgusting?

Celticlassie Wed 24-Oct-12 16:47:08

I wore dark green today, if that helps.

DolomitesDonkey Wed 24-Oct-12 16:54:37

Last time I wore grey trousers I wore them with a deep red patent heel.

MissBoPeep Wed 24-Oct-12 17:14:10

Brown is actually THE colour to wear with grey. men who wear grey suits should always wear brown shoes not black.

Trinny and Susannah wrote about the grey- brown combo in one of their style bibles smile

TooMuchRain Wed 24-Oct-12 19:59:50

Red at the moment (but wore a grey winter coat with brown shoes today and though that combination was ok too)

PandaG Wed 24-Oct-12 20:02:28


HerBigChance Wed 24-Oct-12 20:03:23

Dark red.

Sleepthief Wed 24-Oct-12 21:15:03

Tomorrow I will be wearing my bright red supergas with my dark grey chinos (I have just decided because of this thread). But tan could work, or a different shade of grey. TBH I'd say black was the bottom of a long list of possible.

GoodnightNobody Wed 24-Oct-12 21:20:07


Or cream pumps.

hugoagogo Wed 24-Oct-12 21:36:39

Grey is easy black, brown, navy, purple, green, teal, red are all good.
Nearly all my work trousers are grey. <boring>

toboldlygo Wed 24-Oct-12 22:30:33

I only wear grey or brown trousers, or tweedy versions thereof, for work (symptom of being a waitress/bar staff for years and being forced to wear top to toe black) and wear them with brown shoes. Especially tan brogues, with which I am in love.

sweetheart Thu 25-Oct-12 10:02:39

ok, looks like I'm going to have to get over my fear of grey trousers with brown shoes grin I have tan boots so that sounds like the way to go.

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