You know what a sucker I am for outrageous footwear, so it's probably no surprise that I'm head-over-heels in love with these shoes. I adore the heels, the style, the hardware -- and most especially, the color.
It wasn't until recently that I became such a huge fan of the color orange. My original disdain for the sunny hue, probably had something to do with my sickly, pasty skin tone -- I look absolutely horrible in it.
There in lies just another thing to love about shoes -- they're a great place to work in all the colors that we don't really want near our faces.
But I digress.
This season, orange shoes are hot with a capital "H." But unless you have a wardrobe full of orange and brown dresses, you might need a few color coordination tips to pull these stunners off. Here are some of the best and worst color choices for orange shoes.
Best Colors for Orange Shoes
- Blue is complementary color to orange. Essentially, what that means, is if you wear the two colors together, they'll really pop. Denim would be a natural choice, and navy would also work well, since tonally, it's a good match for this darker shade of orange.
- Earthy Neutrals like browns, creams and tans would wonderfully, due to the trim and the heels. For a summer look, choose a lighter shade as the main color, and pull in darker chocolates for your accessories.
- White would rock with these sandals, because of the light colored heels, and because it works really well with nearly anything. To tie the look together, add accents in brown, tan or white.
- Yellows and Reds could make for a harmonious look, but given that the shade of these shoes is so vivid, those color combinations might be a little overpowering for anyone with light skin -- proceed with caution.
Even without the brown trim, you probably want to avoid wearing orange shoes with black, unless of course, you don't mind hearing endless references to Halloween.
Pictured: Antik Denim "Leigh"
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