Can’t decide what color shoe to wear with your new pink jeans, white dress, or orange shorts? The answer is simple and the same for all options: Go neutral. The simple, barely there colors of beige, tan, camel, and nude are the perfect complement to the rainbow of color dominating spring.
With a brightly colored dress, solid or print, a neutral shoe just fades away and lets the dress do the talking. Meanwhile the tonal hue on the foot gives the illusion of – cue the smiles – a longer leg. (Is that the sound of little feet beating a path to Two Skirts’ door?)
Worn with non-colors, neutral shoes add a totally different spin to a more subdued look. A camel wooden heel can toughen up a sweet white dress. (And white shoes are way too matchie-matchie.) A tan woven wedge adds a softer edge to a serious black dress. (Black with black? Too harsh and wintery).
From cork to wooden heels, to a surprise leopard print heel, neutral shoes come in an array of styles, heights and prices. Among my personal favorites (in store at my boutique Two Skirts) are Rebecca Taylor ($225), Matt Bernson ($196) and Dolce Vita ($168). Even coco-butter flip flops from TKees ($38) are a must have for day looks. Best of all, when traveling, all you need is one shoe to go with all your outfits!
Neutral, a natural for now.