Your wardrobe is the silent hero of your closet. You know exactly how much you have and can see it in your mind. But, clothes are so subjective. It’s not just me who says that every woman looks better than they think they’re going to look. There is a huge variety of sizes, shapes, and preferences when it comes to garments and we all have our own style preferences. So how can you be sure that your clothes match? The word “match” brings up many questions: what is matching and why should you care? Is matching just a fashion thing? And where do you start when trying to match everything from accessories to shoes?
1. Wear the same color of shoes or dress
If you wear the same color of shoes or dress, it’s easy to match the two. If you wear a different color from your shoes, you can use different patterns or accessories to match your outfit. For example, if you are wearing black shoes and a black dress, then you could wear a white belt with silver accessories.
If you want to match shoes with clothes in a more creative way, then try using the same color of the shoe but in different styles. For example, if you have black shoes and white pants, then try wearing a pair of black sneakers instead of your usual pair of sneakers.
2. Use complementary colors in your accessories
The easiest way to match shoes with clothes is to use complementary colors. Complementary colors are the two opposite colors on a color wheel, like red and green or yellow and blue. They can be thought of as opposites that, when combined, give a third color. For example, if you have a pair of blue jeans and a green shirt, choosing shoes that are also blue will result in an outfit that complements both your clothing and your shoes.
You can also use complementary colors in your accessories by pairing them with each other or by using bright shades of one color and neutral tones of another in an accent color around your outfit. For example, if you have a pair of white pants with a blue shirt, go for a pair of black flats or sandals instead of brown ones.
When it comes to matching accessories with clothing, it’s best not to mix colors that are too close together on the color wheel (like yellow and green). You’ll get something that looks muddy instead of crisp.
3. Pair two different shades of the same color, like a taupe and brown skirt, or blue jeans and a black shirt
You can pair two different shades of the same color, like a taupe and brown skirt, or blue jeans and a black shirt.
You may want to try pairing a darker color with a lighter one. You can do this by using the same type of fabric and cut, but with different weights. For example, you could pair a denim jacket and cotton shirt in the same color palette. Or you could use denim pants in your outfit for more variety.
You can also try pairing one darker shade with another darker shade — for example, black pants with black shoes or white pants with white shoes.
4. Pair a colored sweater with an off-white top or dress
A colored sweater is a great way to add some color to an outfit. You can pair it with an off-white top or dress and you’ll still look polished, but not too busy. If you’re looking for more color, try pairing a colored sweater with an off-white top or dress in red or yellow. The contrast will make your look very bold, yet still stylish.
If you are looking to dress up an outfit and make it more formal, try adding a black bow tie. This will give your look a nice contrast between the colors of the sweater and accessories.
5. Match your shoes to the top of your outfit
How to match shoes and clothes
Match your shoes to the top of your outfit. Just because you’re wearing a skirt doesn’t mean you don’t want a pair of pumps.
If you’re wearing a dress or dressy pants, match your shoes to the top of your outfit. If you are wearing an open-toe sandal or bootie, you can wear your other shoe with it as well. The same goes for heels if you are wearing a short skirt or dress with an open-toe sandal or bootie on the bottom of it.
Match your shoes to your bag or bag straps. Matching bags and straps can be tricky because they can look like they belong together but not really work together in general. If you have a bag that matches your shoes perfectly well, then do so! If not, try different colors and styles until you find something that works for you.
6. Go for neutral colors and let accessories be the accent piece
To match shoes and clothes, choose neutral colors, such as black and white, which are easy to coordinate with any outfit. Make sure your accessories are bright and colorful so they stand out from your outfit.
Accessories should be a focal point in your look, but not everything needs to match. If you’re wearing a black jacket, don’t pair it with a yellow dress and bright red pants. Instead, wear a necklace that matches the colors in your ensemble or add an accessory that stands out from everything else you’re wearing.
7. Let accessories be more colorful than your outfit
Sometimes it’s not enough to wear a bright outfit. You also need accessories to go with it.
If you want to make your outfit more colorful, you can wear colorful accessories. For example, if you wear a black dress, you can add some red earrings or a hat with a feather on top.
If you have white shoes, you can wear a pair of black high heels. If you have a blue shirt, add some red accessories like a scarf or belt.
If you have a blue jacket and white pants, add some red accessories like a scarf or belt.
In the end, its all about colors that match. So knowing how colors mix and clash, complementary colors, analogous colors, and so on will help you make the right color choices for your clothes and shoes. Then you experiment and take a chance with colors that match your personality. Some colors match to perfection while others are mismatched. You can wear them anyway without going out of fashion with these techniques to pair colors up if you follow them properly.