Can I Wear Gold Shoes With a Teal Dress?

Model Chanel Iman pairs her teal frock with gold sandals at the 2011 CFDA Awards.

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Teal is a fantastic color. It's rich and bright, and makes any dress more fun. If you have a fab teal frock, you won't want to ruin it with the wrong accessories. When you're looking for shoes, you'll be happy to know that more shades than you probably would think work, including gold.

Why It Works

Yes, gold is a metallic shade, but it also works as a sort of neutral, which means it works with lots of other colors, including shades of blue like teal. Since teal is such a vibrant shade, pairing it with gold shoes only adds to its glamour. And, since gold is considered a neutral, it's sure to perfectly match your dress.

How To Wear It

If you're wearing a dressy look, or going out for drinks with the girls, slip on gold heels. Try super strappy sandals or gold pumps. Wear a pair that's ultra shiny, or stick with a matte to tone it down a bit. Get really fun by opting for a shoe that has cool embellishments such as beading and studs. During the day, try a teal maxi dress with gold ballet flats, or wedges with gold accents.

Pulling It All Together

Pull your gold shoes into your look by adding the perfect accessories. Since your shoes are gold, why not go ahead and choose accessories in a gold hue, too? A chunky gold necklace is fab for evening. Or try a dangly earring and cocktail ring. During the day, if you want to keep it more subtle, delicate necklaces and bracelets are the way to go.

Who Loves The Look

If you're still a little timid, take a cue from some of your favorite celebs. Model and reality star Heidi Klum pairs gold high-heeled sandals with her knee-length teal dress at an event for Astor in Hamburg, Germany, and fellow Victoria's Secret Angel and model Chanel Iman slipped on a fashion-forward teal caftan, adding thin, gold, super-high sandals to finish the look.

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