You probably have heard people say that blending certain shades of blue with black is a fashion “don’t.” Fortunately, this is an old method of dressing and no longer applies. For a striking, sophisticated contrast to your cobalt blue dress, a pair of black shoes anchors your look while adding a sleek, polished vibe to your ensemble. Pop on a pair of classic black pumps or step into a pair of strappy black high-heel sandals, and your look is truly complete.
Green with a blue dress? Of course. Just take a look outside when the sky is looking deep and vibrant over a well manicured lawn. Whether in nature or at a party, a pair of kelly green heels works wonders when paired with a cobalt blue dress. Because you’re working with two vivid colors, go with shoes that provide less coverage. For example, a pair of kitten-heel pumps or delicate ankle-strap, high-heel sandals adds a kick of color without overwhelming onlookers’ eyes.
When it’s not color you’re after but a little extra glitz and glamour to add to your get-up, go with a neutral but make sure it reflects a ton of light. Your go-to shoes for a dose of sparkle are metallic pumps. Since your cobalt dress provides enough color, choose a metallic shoe that offers shine without added color. Imagine you’re wearing a cobalt blue sheath dress. Finish the look with metallic silver or gold pumps for a dazzling effect.
Brown and Black
A casual cobalt blue dress calls for an equally laid-back pairing when it comes to your footwear. Skip anything that incorporates bling and lean instead toward more natural, toned-down colors such as brown and black. However, rather than choosing one or the other, add some subtle interest by combining these two neutrals in a pair of leopard-print shoes. From strappy wedges to simple flats, leopard print looks modern and chic for day-to-day wear.
1. Blue Dress with Black Shoes
Can you wear black shoes with a blue dress? You may have asked yourself that, and YES – you can wear black shoes with a blue dress. It’s actually a lovely bold shoe choice with an equally bold dress color. You will get noticed!
Sam Edelman also has a fab simple, but comfy pointed pump called Hazel, available at Saks and at Zappos. The sleek toe & heel and the competitive price-point make this shoe style one of my top choices of heels that go with everything. Check that blog post out if you’re so inclined!
Purse color & jewelry tip:: Match your royal blue dress black heels outfit with a black bag – maybe even a jeweled or patent version – or a metallic purse. Silver, gold or rose gold will be charming!
But don’t discount a white bag. A small white clutch can look great with this color mix! Match your jewelry tone with the metallic accessory you chose or opt for silver.
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2. Royal Blue Dress with Nude Shoes
One of the most popular color shoes to wear with blue dresses are nude shoes. Especially nude heels for blue dresses! Of course, I use the word “nude” as the color that matches your skin tone – whatever that maybe.
The goal is that your nude shoe matches your legs. That way – especially with a shorter dress – it will give the illusion that your legs go on for miles!
If you want your nude shoes to really blend into your skin, pick a strappy pair of stilettos. Can’t find a match for your skin tone? Try a metallic gold sandal. It will reflect the color of your skin and look more minimal.
Purse color & jewelry tip: A white, gold or black purse will work best with your nude shoes and blue dress. You can opt for any tone of jewelry metal, but I prefer gold or rose gold accents with this combo.
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3. White Shoes with Blue Dress
Great for the summer months and as a winter bright, a pair of white heels, ankle boots or sandals will liven up a blue dress for any occasion! White shoes will look fresh and fun, however, they will be slightly more informal than other color shoes.
Purse color & jewelry tip: You can easily match your blue dress and white shoes with a white purse. A silver clutch will add a touch of glam.
Make sure your purse is small, like a cross-body or clutch if you’re going to a wedding or elegant soiree. Otherwise, it may overwhelm the outfit. I like silver jewelry with this blue dress outfit combo.
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4. Gold Shoes with Blue Dress
Unlike silver, gold is a warm metallic which creates a more contrasting effect when paired with a cool blue outfit. Gold shoes are also ideal shoes to wear with a purple dress too!
I prefer ‘paler’ golds with blue dresses, but if you like more orange-hued golds, you can opt for those too. That’s because orange also goes well with blue dresses!
Purse color & jewelry tip: White or beige & if the gold you’ve chosen is a less vibrant color, you can wear a small matching purse and still look stunning!
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5. Blue Dress with Beige Shoes
A blue dress with beige heels is a classic combo. Beige or blush complements all skin tones and blue hues, so you can’t go wrong! Beige will be less formal looking than a metallic or black shoe unless it’s a patent.
That being said, it also depends on your dress, as there are so many possible types! Beige heels are best for busy dresses, whether cocktail dresses or blue bridesmaid dresses. It keeps the focus on your dress.
Chose beige shoes that are minimal like these patent sandals from Stuart Weitzman.
In an office environment, a classic pointy beige pump in smooth leather or suede, will look fabulous with a simple blue shift dress or suit.
Purse color & jewelry tip: A black, white, or gold purse will work best. Opt for gold or rose gold accents and jewelry with this combo, especially if your beige shoes are more blush colored.
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