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You don't have to keep your shoe color neutral just because you're wearing a brightly colored dress. Instead of playing it safe, why not make your look much more fun and fashion-forward by slipping on a colorful pair of heels? Your blue dress can totally work with purple heels. Learn how to pull it off.
Why It Works
There was a time when being perfectly "matchy" was very important in the fashion world. But these days, it's really all about breaking those old rules and having fun with your look. Besides, switching it up makes your outfit much more interesting. So don't be scared to slip on a pair of purple shoes with a blue dress.
You can pull off any shade of blue with any shade of purple. It's all thanks to a little trend called color blocking. Color blocking layers on two or more colors. The cool thing about color blocking is you can wear almost any shades together. Want to mix red and pink? Go right ahead. Pink and yellow? Feel free! And, when shades as different as these work together, it's no wonder blue and purple are a perfect fit.
Making It Work
If you're still a little timid to wear your purple heels with a blue dress, try shades that are closer to each other. Navy paired with a rich plum looks fab. The shades are really similar so they'll blend with each other well. Other tricks to try are pulling purple in by adding a similar colored clutch, or picking out a blue dress that has purple detailing.
Need More Proof?
If you're still not sure that blue and purple are a match made in heaven, maybe some of your favorite celebs can convince you. Gossip Girl, and favorite of Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Blake Lively loves the look. She rocked it at the 2011 Elle Style Next Awards. A-lister Natalie Portman paired a gorgeous navy cocktail frock with purple peep-toe pumps at a DKNY event, and starlet Vanessa Hudgens showed off her color blocking style at the 2009 Teen Choice Awards, pairing a cute little blue dress with purple suede heels.