Just because colors are the same or similar, doesn’t mean you should just put them together. You can mix and match colors, and still look well put together.It is an old tradition among women that is passed down from generation to generation and friend to friend: Match your purse to your shoes. It makes sense, and it can look very nice, but it is a rule that you can ignore if you want to. Your shoes don’t have to match your purse! If you have felt trapped by the need to always use a purse that is the same color as your shoes, you can rest assured that there is no need to do so any longer.
So why is is okay to wear shoes that are a different color than your purse?
Neutral colors will go with any other color. Black, white, and brown, beige, and gray in the right shades will look good with all the colors of the rainbow. Why not have a neutral colored purse with a colored shoe? Or, Why not wear a neutral shoe with a purse that has a pop of color? Picture a black dress with a red purse and black shoe, or a white blouse and jeans with blue kitten heels and a pink purse. They don’t necessarily match but they do go together and look good.
Sometimes too much matching can make your look a little bland. It is always nice to mix colors with neutrals to make your outfit of visual interest. A blue shirt with blue pants, blue shoes, and a blue purse can really look boring. Also, dressing yourself in a uniform color can sometimes take away from your height. Changing the blue outfit by putting on light pink shoes and a white purse can liven up an otherwise dull outfit.
If you do want to match your purse and your shoes, go ahead. There are so many more fashionable options that you are missing out on, however. Should you decide to match purse and shoe, make sure that they are not the same color as the rest of your outfit. You can have a neutral outfit with a colored purse and shoe, or you can do the opposite and have a neutral purse and shoe with a colored outfit. Whichever you prefer.
Remember that you don’t have to go out of your way to match your purse with your shoes. You can mix and match colors and neutrals without looking clashed or silly. Take the opportunity to look fashionable and be bold enough to try some new colors.