It seems to be the style to not have your shoes and purse match. What and how do you determine what to match them with? The old way was to have black, brown, navy, or red if you were feeling wild and they always matched your purse. Can you give some pointers on what is in now? –~Barbara P.
Deciding what purse to go with your shoes can be tricky. Some women buy only one purse and wear it with everything. Others collect purses and change them around all the time.
It all depends on your needs and lifestyle, but, in general, your purse needs to be of high quality and the size should fit your style and personality.
This is a photo of fellow blogger Susan Tabak who always has great fashion sense!
See how the colors all blend and her purse does not stand out but pulls her simple outfit together!
Here are a few basic rules to remember:
|Play with mixing colors, but keep one color neutral – If you have gray shoes, you can have fun with a colorful bag. This look is more for work because of the stiffer, dressier bag. The slouchy bag at the front of this photo paired with the sandals is a good combo if you want a casual look because both are informal.|
|An outfit made up of solid colors will get a lift from a purse with some color or texture – This simple outfit is perked up with these purple flats and a python clutch.|
|Don’t do a stiff purse with a casual outfit – If you like to wear casual or soft flowing clothes, your handbag should match the look. This purse is too boxy and stiff for this sporty outfit.|
|This softer, relaxed hobo style purse is much better with this outfit~|
|Even a formal purse can work with casual shoes – This quilted Chanel style bag works with these flats since the flats are shiny and have a dressy look to them.|
|Coordinate your hardware- You will feel more pulled together if you keep your shoes, jewelry and handbag hardware all the same finish. (e.g. silver jewelry, silver, buckles on shoes, silver zipper on purse)|