Ask Lori: Find Me Shoes!

When my friend Amy sent me a pic of this brightly colored, patterned dress and asked me to find shoes to match it, I immediately accepted the challenge.  The BCBG Max Azria dress is pictured below.

Now it may be hard to tell from this picture but the stripes are actually green and NAVY not black, which makes this dress extra hard to find shoes for.  The belt is also bright yellow.

Where to begin?  I figure with this dress we have two options:

Option 1:

Pick something trendy, tall and nude to match your skin tone to call attention to the dress and not the shoes.  Tan or nude wedges or platforms would work. Obviously anything too elegant is a bad idea, as this dress is fun, loud and youthful.  Make sure the shoes are fun but simple, having anything too patterned or textured won´t work.  See below for a few ideas.

Chloe Platform

Vince Camutto Wedge

Option 2:

Go big or go home! This dress is bright and bossy, find something even brighter and bossier! Sometimes when put to an extreme, clashing can be kinda cool.  Try to find a hot pink, bright fuschia or orange to chime into this dress´s bright vibes.  I would stay away from bright red, you don´t want to look too Christmas like!

Jeffrey Campbell Garrett Pump

DVF Zia Platform Sandal

So you can go with either option…the safe, nude option or the crazy, bright option…good luck Amy!


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