What to Wear With Purple Heels

Match your purple heels.

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Tired of neutral shoes? Put some spice into your wardrobe with fun, colored footwear. Usually, it's the brightly colored dresses, tops and bottoms that we pick out before our shoes, but when you have a pair of purple heels, you've got to match your outfit to your shoes instead. Don't worry. This isn't as tough as you might think.


White's a nice, easy shade to match to your purple heel. It's an especially good color to wear if you want your shoes to stand out. And, it's always fun to add a splash of color to an all-white canvas. Try yours with a white frock. Strappy heels look just as fab as purple pumps, so pick your favorite.


Go the complete opposite of white in a black frock or skirt. The shade is just as neutral as white, which makes it the perfect background for your neutral shoe. Keep your purple here a medium-to-darker hue to better blend with your black shade. If you decide you want to lighten it up, try a super-bright purple. Pastels probably won't work here. Make yours luxe by pairing a LBD -- little black dress -- with purple suede or velvet heels.


Don't worry about being too "matchy." Purple heels look perfectly chic with a purple outfit. Because you don't want to overload too much on the purple, try your heels with a one-piece, like a dress, a jumpsuit or a romper. If you're looking to break your look up a bit, opt for a one-piece that's a different shade of purple than your shoes. It will subtly change things up and add a bit of variation.

Color Blocking

Make your look even more interesting by color blocking your shoes. To pull the look off, you'll want to wear your purple heels with one or more complementary colors. If you're not sure which colors work with purple, find yourself a color wheel to guide you. Think shades like teals, pinks and oranges. This trendy style is one that will definitely turn heads so don't be scared to rock your favorite brights.

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