A reader, Sani, recently asked me if I could suggest which colours she should wear to match with her new sneakers.
Given that the sneakers are quite casual, the outfits that I have put together are meant for casual day outs.
1. Match the colours of the shoes
I arranged two outfits matching the three main colours of the sneakers. The first outfit on the left comprises of basic pieces that we can find in our wardrobe – blue jeans, a light yellow tank (you could change that to a white one if you do not have yellow) and a grey jersey boyfriend blazer.
The second outfit on the right is of the similar concept – essentially going matchy-matchy with the shoes. Given that the colours of the shoes are light colours, the neutral shades to match with should be grey and white. I would avoid black colour.
Take a stab at color blocking pastels. In this case, the colours do not need to be blue and yellow but you could consider peach, light pink, mint and violet. Mix and match different pieces of light pastel shades, and together with the shoes, they will look rather blended together. You can even throw in an accent piece – eg. a printed scarf or a slogan bag to stand out from the soothing sweet colours.
Don’t be afraid to wear your sneakers with a dress. To exude a sporty look, go for a casual dress of a shorter length. Try to go for colours that go with your shoes, or even plain colour casual dresses if you are afraid to make too much of a statement. Stripes help to create a sporty look and feel, so feel free to match your hi-tops with a casual striped dress!
We could also attempt to match bold prints with the shoes too. You could stay closer to the colour scheme of the shoes, or coordinate a plain piece with a printed separate.
Any other ideas? Which is your favourite?
Image credit: Polyvore
- Published by MsGlitzy.com on January 4, 2013 11:32 AM