Coloured shoes are a great way of bringing an element of excitement into your wardrobe. This is especially great during the winter months when you can get a little tired of wearing black, brown or navy.

Here’s my quick tips for wearing coloured shoes:

Choose a colour which is dominant in your wardrobe (see post about colour packages)

For me this is blue – so I have a pair of cobalt blue wedge heels (image above) and I love them. I also have a pair of burgundy mary-jane heels for winter which are a nice change.

I have gotten into green last year… so maybe it is time for some emerald shoes! I am getting distracted… back to my tips.

Always wear the same colour somewhere else on your body – preferably the top half

So either in your top, jacket, scarf or necklace. This avoids the eye being drawn to the only part of the body wearing the colour – we don’t want people just looking at your feet!

The easiest way to bring the colour up to your face is by way of scarfs and necklaces.

Keep in the back of your mind the contrast with your skin colour

Fluro colours or anything too bright are not only hard to match with items in your wardrobe, they date easily and can also be harsh when up against your face.

Wearing colour is about confidence

It takes confidence to wear coloured shoes. Wearing colour can also portray you as a more confident person and another plus is it can make you look younger.

Overall, wearing coloured shoes is an easy way to brighten up an outfit and add some fun to your wardrobe.

Try it this week and let me know how you go in the comments.

Photo credit: Sarah Wrait/Cecilia Wong