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Easy Tips on How to Combine Women’s Shoes with Clothes

It’s one thing to pick a dress for your day. It’s another to know how to combine women’s shoes with clothes. And because not every woman knows how to rock their shoes well, they limit themselves to black shoes only.

But as luxury designer Dior said,

“You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.”

Christian Dior

And because shoes transform your body language and attitude, we thought it wise to share with you the easy ways to pair women’s shoes with clothes.

Reading this post will ensure you no longer are confused when it’s time to add the befitting pair of shoes to your outfit. You’ll also know what makes the right pair of shoes and the clothes that suit them.

Ready to broaden your shoe horizon? Let’s dive in.

Women’s Shoes to Style

lady wearing formal office wear with heels

Before we look at how to combine women’s shoes with clothes, let’s remember that there are many types of shoes for women.

Thankfully, we have a detailed article that tells you the names of the different women’s footwear in the fashion industry. The article also gives a hint about which shoes go well with different types of outfits. Go ahead and read it up now if you want.

But if you choose not to, let’s proceed.

What to Consider when Selecting Women’s Shoes

lady wearing blazer with black shoes

Your shoes may be beautiful but are they the right ones for you and your outfit?

That’s the question you should ask yourself when you want to buy a new pair of shoes or select an outfit. This is because your shoes affect not only your feet but also your entire body. That’s why, when a lady doesn’t know how to walk comfortably in heels, she appears frumpy and less confident.

But that will never be your case especially if you leave at the back of your mind these important factors to consider when picking your shoes.


lady wearing brown dress with heels

Your shoes shouldn’t be too big or small. They should be your exact size to fit perfectly. If otherwise, it’ll contribute to your feeling discomfort, foot pain, bad posture, etc.


lady in red blazer and jeans wearing sneakers

Never settle for shoes you aren’t comfortable in unless you have plans to practise being comfortable in them.

This is because when your shoes aren’t comfortable, you’ll have problems walking well in them. Hence, when next you go shoe shopping, put the shoes on and walk in them. It’ll help to tell if the shoes pinch or not.

But if it’s perfect, go ahead and take it to the counter.

Suitable for the Season

lady wearing orange jumpsuit with heels

Your shoes must be weatherproof and suitable for the season. If you live in a cold climate, you need shoes for rainy season such as waterproof shoes.

Shoe Quality

lady wearing white dress with heels

Quantity can never equate to quality. You know that, right? It’s better to invest in one quality pair of shoes that’ll last longer than ten pairs of shoes that won’t.

Therefore, before you pay for any pair of shoes, check the production quality. Are the materials good and durable? Does it have a clean finishing?

You don’t have to be in the shoe industry to recognize quality shoes. Simply looking at the materials and the way they are attached together will let you know if it’s worth your money.

How to Combine Women’s Shoes with Clothes

lady wearing colorful gown with heels

When pairing your shoes with your clothes, look out for the following:


lady wearing street outfit with sneakers

The rules for matching colours in your outfit play out here. Ensure the colour of your shoes matches your clothes. You can choose to create a monochromatic look.

lady wearing yellow outfit with yellow heels

You can also rock dark-coloured clothes and pair them with bright/multicoloured shoes. It’s one of the tricks to wear more colours without trying hard.

This applies to your heels, boots, kicks, and flats.

Type of the Shoes

lady wearing shortt dress with knee-high boots

The type of your shoe also matters when combining with clothes.


lady wearing shirt and jeans and heels

If you wanna rock a pair of boots with jeans, roll up the jeans or tuck them into your shoes so they don’t cover the shoes

If not, what’s the point of wearing boots?

lady wearing sweater, jean shorts and boots

But if you don’t want to roll up your jeans, wear something short instead that won’t hide the beauty of your boots.

Sports shoes

lady wearing short dress with canvas

Sport shoes go well with activewear, athleisure, jeans and t-shirts. You can as well pair your sneakers with dresses or skirts whether mini, maxi, or midi.


lady stepping out in monochrome outfit and shoes

Heels are a good choice for blazers, dresses, skirts and pants. If it’s for a formal occasion such as work, avoid peep-toe heels or heels that are more than four inches high.

Instead, go for cover-toe shoes. You can try platform heels, kitten heels, block heels, or not-too high stilettos for formal office wear.

lady wearing lace asoebi with heels

You can as well pair your heels with your ankara outfits, asoebi styles, and casual attires to give it a more stylish feel.


ladies in different outfits

Furthermore, for flats, ballerina flats go with everything. But keep your flip-flops and sandals for casual places like the beach, picnics, etc.

There you go with the tips on how to combine women shoes with clothes. Never forget to add your accessories to further spice things up.

lady wearing top and jeans and heels

And as you pair your shoes with your clothes based on style, ensure you match your colours correctly.

 Always go for what gives you comfort.

Explore options if you want to but never sacrifice your comfort for style.

Instead marry both together and portray yourself as the chic woman you are.

Don’t know how to?

Not to worry.

Read up our style guide on how to blend comfort with style.

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