Finding an alternative for your basic black shoes? If you want a pair of shoes in a colour that is as safe and versatile as black that you can just yank off your shoe rack and just wear it with anything, your best bet is a beautiful pair of navy shoes. Even though there are tons of colours and looks that will look awesome with navy, it may be a little trickier to match. Here are some tips to make your transition from black to navy shoes a cinch:
1. Vintage Chic
Vintage loving girls will know that a pair of navy pumps are a timeless, elegant, stylish and sophisticated vintage piece. To emulate old Hollywood glamour, pair your navy pumps with other gorgeous vintage pieces such as a strand of vintage pearls, your grandma's brooch or a nude vintage lace dress.
2. Black & Navy
There's one fashion rule that say black and navy should never go together. Well, some rules are meant to be broken. Wear your Little Black Dress (LBD) with your navy pumps and add a navy patent belt. You can also wear a black play suit with navy flats or pumps and throw on a navy coloured jacket to keep the chills away. Adding another navy piece to your black outfit will accent the colour of your shoes more.
3. Office Lady
Wear them to the office and you will be scoring a promotion soon enough. Navy shoes will look great with your power suit - regardless if it is black, beige or white. You can also wear your classic white shirt with an office-appropriate pencil or midi skirt. Also, if you must wear pantyhose to the office, a nude or sheer black pair is best with navy shoes.
Since navy is a 'mute' colour, it's a great colour to pair with attention grabbing metallics - especially gold. Make an impression with a gold cocktail dress and navy shoes. Do this with a simple LBD or navy dress and silver crop jacket with your navy shoes will also be a great night look. For a metallic day-appropriate look, pair a gold midi skirt with a white shirt and navy pumps.
Be a little bold and match your navy shoes with eye-catching colors. Red, fuchsia, orange, lime and yellow will pair well with navy. Keep your navy shoes simple and colour block with a fun and flirty summer dress and/ or chunky accessories. Try a summer dress with pixie skirt in red and belt it with patent yellow skinny belt. Finish the look with colourful bangles in different sizes and strappy navy sandals.
6. Go Nude
Solid nudes like blush pinks and ivory are perfect to be worn with navy shoes. You will definitely look more refined. This combination works because the dark, deep blue shade is a stark contrast to the light, skin-like shade. Wear your navy flats or heels with an ivory or white play suit. Add a boyfriend blazer in a rose shade to complete the look. You can also add more navy accent by wearing navy chandelier earrings or belting your play suit with a navy belt.