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January 24, 2020 | maigne

What shoes should you match with a red outfit?

  1. Nude and Beige Sandals
  2. Black Wedge and Chunky Heels
  3. Clear Strapped Heels
  4. Red Strappy Chunky Heels
  5. White Strapless Block Heels

While the popular little black dress can be matched with any type of shoe, finding the right footwear that goes well with a red dress can be tricky. If you are looking for shoes that go well with your new red dress, then you have come to the right place. Learn these killer Chinese New Year style tips that take analogous colors into consideration.

The following color combination focuses on neutral colors and analogous colors, ones that are next to the color red. From pairing your sheath dress with black strappy chunky heels to pairing an above-the-knee asymmetrical dress with a metallic gold slip-on, here are some colors that will surely make your red dress stand out.

Nude and Beige Sandals

Nude and Beige Sandals

Neutrality is attributed to the color nude. It is the best accent color for any shade found in the color wheel. The low-key and pale hue of both nude and beige enhances the bright color of your red dress. It serves as a complementary accessory while at the same time its own statement. Stay within the beige and skin-tone end of the nude or beige color spectrum when pairing both colors with red.

When it comes to the style of shoes, aim for open-toed and strappy sandals to make the red dress the main star of the entire outfit. Regardless of the shape of your dress and whether it is printed or solid, the strappy Farrah Bone and the abaca-made Kenzie are suitable options over any closed-toe heels. Wear red nail polish or french tips for a sexier and bare effect.

Black Wedge and Chunky Heels

Black Wedge and Chunky Heels

Black presents a failsafe match to any color in the color wheel, especially for the color red. The combination of red and black creates a striking color block effect that gives the dress and the shoes their own character. Your choice of shoe style must depend on the type of Chinese New Year celebration you are attending. Since black is commonly used for formal and corporate events, go for open-toed Fifi wedges for a laidback and carefree look.

Clear Strapped Heels

Clear Strapped Heels

Pair the Jordan chunky heels with a sheath and flowy dress if you are attending a Chinese New Year celebration held at a garden. Clear heels are high-heeled footwear made from transparent materials. There is functionality as to why the straps are made of transparent plastic materials. While clear heels are still being used for dancing, there have been new style introductions to make them wearable on a daily basis. Instead of sky-high heels, everyday clear strapped heels now have 2 to 3 inches of chunky heels for comfortable walking.

Red Strappy Chunky Heels

Red Strappy Chunky Heels

Pairing a red dress with red footwear divides opinions when it comes to fashion but it is all a matter of confidence. If you are attending a grand Chinese New Year celebration with the family, pair your red dress with two-strapped ChaCha block heels. One important thing to note is the shade of red to use. Make sure you either use the same shades of red or a darker color than the dress. You can go as deep as a burgundy or wine shade for a complementary look. Moreover, avoid using heels with the same fabric as your red dress. This can make you look like you have an extra yard of dress fabric.

White Strapless Block Heels

White Strapless Block Heels

If the color black is too heavy for your eyes, go for the color white as it also gives the same contrasting impression. Consider the Andi strapless block heels for a casual look. A short red high-waist or tent dress pairs well with a closed front and open back block heels. One great thing about pairing white with red is that the former acts as a lightener to the latter. The vibrancy of your dress should tone down to create a bold yet summery look. The strapless block heels can be worn to formal and simple Chinese New Year celebrations. For a more dressed up look, add an all-metallic gold or silver arm party with a gold-chained white bag.

Key Takeaway

Regardless of whether you are attending a grand celebration or a simple get together, take these head-turning Chinese New Year style tips to match your red dress with your footwear. No matter the length, style, and print of your dress, you will surely find the right color and style of shoes you are comfortable wearing. On a final note, it only takes an ounce of courage and confidence to pull off a look you have never tried before.

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