I know I started this post off with a question, but really, I’ve already made up my mind. Matching shoes and bags are a big YES in my book.
I’ve been so into ’em. Especially lately, as I’ve been exploring some new color palettes, like this one from last week.
When I’m trying to balance color in an outfit, matching accessories bring the whole thing together and make it look like a look. It’s like bookends for the outfit.
Here’s the thing though: I think it works best with casual outfits and well-worn pieces. I also think it works best with neutral accessories.
So to keep things simple, I’m sticking with accessories in warm cognac, black, or deep brown — the holy trinity of neutrals.
This is what it looks like for me:
So, this whole matching-shoes-and-bags thing begs the question:
How often do you switch purses?
It would get really tiresome to switch with every outfit. So I don’t.
If I’m just running to the grocery or something, I go with whatever bag is already in use. If I’m super busy and just need to get stuff done, same story, I don’t stress about it.
Remember back when matching accessories was treated as a rule, and it was a faux pas if everything didn’t match? I’m not into it like that. No need to treat it as a rule.
Instead, I only switch bags when it feels fun. Like when I’m playing around, creating a look for a low key date night or to hang out with friends.
So I probably end up changing bags once or twice a week. That may sound like a lot, and maybe it is. But, I keep a tidy purse and I only have five things in it — my wallet, phone, sunnies, keys, and toiletry bag — so it’s not a big deal to switch right now.
Now, I’m curious to hear your opinion on this. Matching accessories: Yes or no? Would you stick with just bags and shoes or would you expand to other accessories? Would you stick to neutrals or try colors? Let me know in the comments.
See you tomorrow!
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