Easy Outfit Upgrade: Match Your Shoes to Your Dress

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Match Your Dress and Shoes(Source: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images North America,  FameFlynet Pictures, Pierre Suu/Getty Images Europe)For several seasons now, unexpected pairings have been trending hard: think distressed boyfriend jeans with ladylike pumps, or sporty sweatshirts with voluminous midi skirts. These matchy-matchy ensembles—comprised of dress and shoes in the exact same color—make a different kind of statement. In a nuanced shade like moss green or royal blue, the look feels surprisingly fresh, modern and unexpected.

To avoid looking like a color-coordinated Barbie Doll (or a churchgoing granny), opt for a dress in an unexpected silhouette. Lupita N'yongo's asymmetric-necked cutout style hits all the right notes.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Match Your Dress and Shoes(Source: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images North America)Color is important, too. In straightforward red or pink, Victoria Beckham's look could have veered into saccharine territory; rendered in eye-popping coral, it feels downright cool. 

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Match Your Dress and Shoes(Source: FameFlynet Pictures)And it's okay—even wise—to mix things up with a contrasting bag. As street style star Sofia Sanchez Barrenechea demonstrates below, a pop of other colors looks just right.

Easy Outfit Upgrade: Match Your Dress and Shoes(Source: Pierre Suu/Getty Images Europe)Chances are, you already own a killer pair of colored pumps (or a sleek, solid-colored dress) that's begging for a matching mate. For a little inspiration, consider our picks, below:
Easy Outfit Upgrade: Match Your Dress and Shoes(Source: Shopbop, Topshop, Nordstrom, J.Crew)5th & Mercer Long Sleeve Dress, $250, at ShopbopGess Patent Buckle Shoes, $100, at TopshopDress The Population Blouson Sleeve Chiffon Dress, $175, at NordstromJ.Crew Dulci Suede Kitten Heels, $198, at J.Crew
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