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Q&A: How to Match Shoes to a Dress

Q:  I’m planning to wear an all red plain wrap dress with belt. What shoes do I match it with?

Ted Baker Baba HeelsA:  When matching shoes to a dress, the rule is to match the feel of the shoe with the feel of the dress.  Is your dress all about glamour?  Find a glamourous shoe to match.  Similarly, if you’re looking for shoes for a casual sundress, choose a pair of casual shoes.  With your red wrap dress, you’re looking for a shoe that’s as classically sophisticated as your dress is. 

What about color?  You have a few different choices:
(1) Match your red dress with a pair of red shoes.  But don’t match the shades exactly–it looks like you’re trying too hard.

(2) Add some sparkle with a pair of metallic shoes.  The beauty of metallic shoes is their versatility, since they pair with outfits of any color.  They’re also a smart answer to multicolored outfits without a dominant color.

(3) If you want to experiment, try pairing the wrap dress with a shoe with a shot of bright color, or a shoe with flashy details.  Some of the best dress-shoe pairings have been those that are unexpected.  Think: Carrie from Sex and the City.

Pictured: Ted Baker Baba Heels in Gunmetal | $150 at Zappos.

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Dado Cube Building Blocks

Dado Cube Building Blocks
Encourage the inner designer in your kid niece or nephew with these architectural Dado building blocks.

10 pieces per set.

$25  at Sparkability.

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