10 Ways to Wear Red Shoes
A few years ago, I wrote an article for another blog on how to wear red shoes, and I was quite surprised by some of the comments it got.
For me, you see, red shoes have always been a closet essential: I have more pairs of them than I care to think about, and I wear them so often I consider them almost as a “neutral”, as strange as that might sound. Not so the readers of that particular blog, though, apparently. Red shoes are risky, they told me in the comments section. They are challenging. Wearing them requires bravery, and – according to some charming male commenters, who were apparently telegraphing their comments from some time in the 1940s – make me look like a loose woman. Well, I’ve been called worse, to be totally honest with you…
Seriously, though: I know that clothes and colours often have meanings beyond the surface “that’s pretty!” or whatever, but I was still pretty depressed to find that some sections of society will still judge women based on the colour of their shoes, of all things. Despite that, though, I’m still wearing my red shoes with pride – and today I’m here to help you do the same: IF you want to, that is.
Here are 10 of my favourite ways to wear red shoes…
How to Wear Red Shoes
One of the most obvious ways to wear red shoes is with MOAR red. This can actually be trickier than it looks because, a) Not all reds are created equal, and if the two shades of red clash with each other, it’s not the best look, and b) Head-to-red (or any colour) can be tricky to pull off, but if you can find a red that works with your shoes, it’s an easy, no-effort way to wear them. I, unfortunately, look like a vampire if I wear red next to my face, but this skirt comes out every summer – and so do the red shoes…
With more red…
Red and navy is one of my favourite colour combinations: unlike the ‘red on red’ option above, it’s really hard to go wrong with this one: the red stops the navy from looking too corporate or staid (Not that this particular dress looks “corporate” obviously, but navy can sometimes look that way…), while the navy stops the red from looking too bold. Win-win.
Red shoes with navy
I call this my “newspaper” look (What’s black and white and red all over? No?), and it’s another really easy way to wear red shoes without having to put too much thought into it. I won”t say that everything goes with black and white, because I don’t actually think that’s true, but most things do – and red shoes are one of those things.
With black and white