What Color Shoes Go With Navy Clothes?

Liz McClarnon paired her navy dress with red strappy heels to the UK Premiere of

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Navy blue is a classic neutral, giving you the option to wear it with almost anything. Ditch boring black for newer navy and feel confident about your look, no matter what you're wearing. Pair navy blue with bold brights or shining metallics for a look that spices up your wardrobe palette, or make it subdued with darker shades instead. Whether you rock a navy evening gown or keep it simple with navy slacks for work, you can pair it with almost any pair of shoes in your closet for a fashion-forward style.

Bold and Bright

Navy is a dark, neutral palette that lets you play around with bright accessories without looking like you're ready for your new job at the circus. Pair navy with shoes in hot pink or red for a look that stands out with style. If those shades aren't your signature favorite, pick a kelly green or canary yellow instead. These classic color combos work equally well as flats with a navy blazer and jeans as they do in stiletto style and a cocktail dress. Let your accessories steal the spotlight with these bold style choices.

Metallic Sparkle

Navy looks equally complementary with silver or gold jewelry. Bring that knowledge to your feet when you match your navy clothing with metallic footwear. Spiky gold heels or shiny silver flats will work equally well with your navy gear to make your outfit shine for a night on the town or a day spent shopping around.

Basic Black

Someone -- most likely your mother -- probably told you once that you should never wear navy and black together. Well guess what? She was wrong. Navy and black provide a subtle contrast to one another and take a look from simple to sophisticated. Match your little navy dress with black tights and pumps, or pull on black boots with a navy blouse and jeans. Your dark-on-dark look will be kicked up a notch with this twist on a signature style.

Back to Brown

Go all-out bohemian chic in a flowy, navy dress paired with a brown belt and flat brown boots. Or perk up your navy linen sundress with brown sandals. Brown and navy have often been forced to sit on the sidelines of fashion while black steals the show. Let them take back the spotlight when you match them for a variety of casual styles that are sure to fit the occasion, whatever your mood.

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