For that reason, I always recommend pairing busier shoes with simple outfits, and wearing simple shoes with clothing that features a lot of prints, embellishments or dynamic accessories. It can be tricky to find shoes that complement your clothing, without dominating or being overpowered by it, but the reality is, it's a simple balancing act.
- When you look in the mirror, does one element of your outfit stand out more than the others?
- Is your outfit too chaotic? i.e. Are the sequins on your shoes competing with the crystals on your dress?
- Do your shoes and clothing blend together too much? i.e. Do your black pants, black turtleneck, and black booties all look like one long body suit?