What Colors to Wear With Blue Suede Shoes

Blue suede shoes pair best with blues and neutrals.

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Blue may be a traditional color, and lots of shoes may be suede. But put the two together, and your blue suede shoes make a statement. Suddenly, you're extra snazzy, whether you're wearing loafers or strappy sandals. When you wear blue suede shoes, you're best off keeping the rest of your outfit simple. Let coordinating blues and neutrals be the backdrop for your great footwear choice.


Blues of all sorts can match blue suede shoes. Try not to get too matchy-matchy. You don't want the look contrived or overly precious, but if you wear cobalt heels and a slim navy skirt, the look is polished and sophisticated. Same goes for deep blue flats and an electric blue dress, or neon blue suede sandals and periwinkle shorts. As long as you keep the pairing a few shades or values away from each other, blue on blue is a fresh look.


What can you say? Black goes with everything. Sure, there are some who think black and blue can't pair sartorially, but that's an outdated rule that doesn't apply at all. Black pants, skirts, dresses and tops all match blue suede shoes -- the brighter the blue, the better! In fact, turquoise suede makes a real splash against inky black, but any of the contemporary, stylish neon shades look just as slick.


Gray may subdue your blue suede shoes, or it may just make them pop like crazy. Gray is a great color to choose when you know that your fashion choice has to go exactly right. Pull out the subtle neutral when you take your blue shoes to work or other meetings where a conservative tone still can't squash your style. Gray suits, blazers and dress pants are beautiful and elegant with blue suede shoes, especially darker ones.


White is a crisp pairing with blue suede shoes. Go for serious pieces when you choose white. Avoid lightweight linens and seersucker, unless your shoes are strappy and have thin heels. Stick to heavy cotton twill blazers, white denim jeans, or miniskirts and white wool. The look should be all-American, a little bit preppy, and, in winter, even somewhat glacial. Keep the rest of your outfit in the blue and gray family when you go for white with your blue shoes.

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