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If you don't do black, what about shoes?

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ShirleySmears Fri 10-Jul-15 15:34:18

I had my colours done a while ago and am a summer, so no black.

Can't say I'm 100% convinced about the colours making my eyes pop etc, but I do enjoy the fact that I've learned how to put colours together and that everything in my wardrobe works with everything else now. I have fewer clothes but more outfits IYSWIM

However, I was always a black shoes kind of person and owned black flats, heels and boots. I like coloured shoes but I'm finding I need a lot and still often don't have the right ones. What am I doing wrong? I can put different colours together in the outfit itself, but to add a colour for shoes makes it look like they came out of the dressing up box!

Googlers123 Fri 10-Jul-15 15:55:21

If you have the summer muted palette then ptesumably your neutrals are grey and navy, so wouldn't these work for shoes and match most of your outfits?

Googlers123 Fri 10-Jul-15 16:01:57

Having said that, I don't think I'd completely give up black shoes if I were you, there's a place for them and as long as they're not really clashing with a very very soft coloured outfit, they'd be fine.

ShirleySmears Fri 10-Jul-15 16:01:57

You'd think, wouldn't you and maybe it's just my eyes, used to the black, that mean it doesn't look right?

Say, I'm wearing a purple skirt, with a teal top, that has bits of pink and purple. Adding another colour (navy or grey) for the shoes doesn't seem to work.

Googlers123 Fri 10-Jul-15 16:03:57

I'd stick with black for that. The colours, while muted, aren't too pale so I think black would be fine. I reckon black only looks wrong if it looks way too harsh against a very soft or pale colour. Purple and teal are fine with black shoes I think

frankietwospots Fri 10-Jul-15 17:28:34

I don't own any black shoes. I have grey, tan, mushroom, navy and the ultimate neutral, leopard!

burnishedsilver Fri 10-Jul-15 17:40:10

I think you're best not wearing black next to your face but on your feet its fine.

For dressy shoes try silver.

BlairWaldorfLovesShopping Fri 10-Jul-15 17:42:51

I'm a Spring and I wear black shoes. God if I always wore shoes in my colours I'd look like a clown. grin

bangingthedrums Fri 10-Jul-15 17:48:40

burgundy, leopard, silver, navy are my shoe colours. Black shoes now seem funereal to me!

Cranagh Fri 10-Jul-15 18:15:20

I'm a summer too, I didn't get rid of my black shoes though go for navy, grey, silver when buying now. But I think black shoes work still with most of the colours I wear.

Twinklestein Fri 10-Jul-15 19:29:42

I don't wear black next to my face but I wear black trousers and skirts with the right colours for me on the top half, and then black shoes.

I generally wear brown shoes/boots with brown trousers, grey with grey etc...

ringingin Fri 10-Jul-15 19:39:53

I'm a Spring and wear bright navy and dove grey shoes. I tried bright blue shoes recently with a dress full of my colours and didn't look like a clown...the photos are amazing!

I've stopped wearing black altogether...it was hard at first but it's allowed me to get all the other colours right too. I think more now about combinations.

midnightmoomoo Fri 10-Jul-15 21:32:31

I don't have black shoes or boots! I have navy, blue, grape, lilac plus sandals and Birkenstocks which are much easier. It's a case of buying when you find the right colour.

I think if you like black shoes then wear them, but over time you might find as you buy other colours that you move away from black anyway.

DH is s summer too, he goes for Oxblood shoes when he can find them but he does have black for work too as the choice for men's formal shoes is pretty much a choice between black or brown. Casual shoes are navy desert boots.

MadisonMontgomery Fri 10-Jul-15 22:38:55

Never had my colours done but dislike black. The majority of my shoes are tan.

RudyMentary Sat 11-Jul-15 03:46:02

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