Is Matching Shoes and Handbag Color Outdated?

by Cat
(San Luis Obispo, CA, USA)

Matching purse and handbag/Macy's and Zappos

Matching purse and handbag/Macy's and Zappos

I always thought shoes should match your handbag. Is this outdated?


Matching the color of your shoes with your handbag used to be a hard and fast rule, kind of like matching your lipstick with your nail polish.

However, things have changed and it has become perfectly acceptable to wear shoes and a handbag that complement each other (by either being in the same color family - ex. beige and brown, or complimenting each other on the color wheel - turquoise and pinks).

See how you can mix and match colors by checking out the color wheel in the Outfit Ideas-section.

Matching is timeless and chic

I wouldn't go far by saying that matching your shoe color with your handbag is outdated or a fashion faux pas, but it might be a classic and predictable way to match your clothes. BUT it is by no means unstylish. To a woman with Classic clothing personality matching colors is often a must or a habit, because they appreciate a polished look.

I believe it is one of those fool-proof, timeless fashion choices like wearing a v-neck sweater with black dress pants. I'm a matching "freak" - I feel bothered if my furnitures don't match!

How to match shoes and handbag

Matching shoes and handbag creates a polished and put together look, especially if shoes and handbag color match exactly. Try stretching your comfort limit by going for shoes and handbag in different nuances to create a great style impact.

However mismatching your shoes and handbag creates a unique and fun fashion statement - it also adds more personality to an outfit. It's one of the best styling tricks to highlight a pair of killer shoes or a trendy, new handbag.

Hope this helps.



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Can I wear Purple With Fuschia?

by Judy
(Trinidad)

I am a warm autumn. Would you say that fuschia is an autumn color and can a fuschia dress be worn with a pair of purple pumps?


Hi Judy, fuschia is a cool color because it has bluish undertones. It's a very vivid color which flatters many Winter complexions, so it might look too much on your skintone. However, many Deep Autumns can wear Winter colors.

Yes, fuschia can be worn with purple pumps as seen in the color wheel - in fact they're quite a beautiful and natural color combo in fuchsia plants:



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