Posted on March 24 2017
Make a statement by finding the best complementing shoe with your clutch. Some fashion critics may find it passe to obtain any matching set, but we’re here to set the record straight. Having matching shoes and handbags for every outfit is an indulgence that not many can not afford and even if one could, it would be a struggle to justify. We will dive into some ways to practically add this luxurious habit in your wardrobe, and see how your favorite celebs style the matching set look.
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Celebrity Stylist Olori Swank mixes evening and casual glam in her matching YSL set with touches of unique details. Get the look in our Elsa pumps and complimentary Evening Clutch.
When it comes to accessorizing stylishly, it’s all about confident self-expression. This means your shoes may be bright red and your clutch leopard print with a red trim. As long as there is a complimentary cohesiveness, there are endless accessorizing possibilities.
Olivia Palermo gives us touches of color in her clutch and heeled booties. Stun in our Glamorosa-Noir Bootie and add a pop of color to your day or night look with the Forever Evening Bag which comes in a variety of popping colors.
You can mix blacks and browns, metallic finishes, even patterns – but stick mostly with neutral colors and classic shapes. Don’t fret about matching precisely – you’ll still look luxe and put-together.
Right now, the trend is back to matching as people did in the 80’s. It’s not always easy to find pieces that coordinate, so the woman who sweeps the stores and boutiques to find the perfect bag and shoe that perfectly match is worthy of Fashion Hall of Fame. For the rest of us, complimenting bags and shoes are key. For example, if you wear a black dress, don’t be afraid to add shoes that are multi-colored then add a textured purse that pulls a color from the shoes. Mix and match textures and fabrics.
Mix it up like Rhianna when it comes to texture and colored patterns. We have evening clutches and fun heels with beautiful prints to mix and match, like our Renzo Evening Heel and Kinko Clutch. Break the fashion rules like Bad Gal Riri.
Get the classic look like model Bella Hadid with our Carina Evening Clutch and sling back Pointed Toe Heels.
Get early 2000's glam like Kendall Jenner with our HB-70 Clutch and Angie Evening Shoe. Kendall brings a whole new meaning to barely there with her clear heels and matching clear clutch.
Here are some real life styling examples to take into consideration:
Q.Snakeskin shoe or shoe with texture?
A.Look for a bag or evening clutch with a similar texture though not patterned.
Q.Red or brightly colored shoes?
A. Why not consider an analogous color or another bright color from a triadic scheme.
Q. How can I style neutral boots?
A. look for another neutral that relates to the neutral of your shoes.
Q. Patent shoes?
A. A patent evening handbag – could be in a related shade (lighter or darker) or you could just relate it to a color in a pattern.
A. A bright bag or a bag with relating colors.
Q. Leopard or animal print shoes?
Choose a color from within the shoes that tones with a bag color.
Fashion has returned to its roots of thoughtful & well-planned outfits. The goal is not to become conservative or less creative, but rather to make sense again and return to harmonic looks, if only to give our eyes a break from all the chaotic messes of the last decade! Another point is to realize not all of us are blessed with great taste, the confidence to pull off daring combinations or the occasions to wear the fashion-forward looks. The matching or complimentary sets leave room to benefit all walks of fashion style.