Style Tips: What To Wear With Blue Shoes

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Do you have a pair of blue shoes that you don’t know how to match? Are you looking for ideas on how to wear blue shoes in new and modern ways? 

Blue is a chic color, a winner in any wardrobe. It’s a step up from black, a way to add color while keeping it subtle. For a muted look, you can wear light blue or navy shoes. But if you want to be more statement-making, there is azure or electric blue.

Blue has a wide range of shades that pair beautifully with different colors. This color has many possibilities - you can wear it with pastels, neutrals, or bold reds and yellows.

Below are ideas for matching your outfit with blue shoes, whether sky, navy, or cobalt blue.

You can use this style guide for blue shoes or anything else blue in your wardrobe.

We know that some colors go well together, but for most of us, we’re not sure why. There is an art and science behind it based on the color wheel.

While we won’t go on a deep dive into color theory, the color wheel is the basis of color theory as it shows the relationship between different colors.

Colors that look good together are called color harmony. The color wheel describes color combinations that are harmonious and visually pleasing.

Fashion designers use the color wheel when deciding the color schemes for their designs.

You can use the color wheel as a guide to mix and match colors in your wardrobe that you didn’t even think were possible.

color wheel




blue orange complementary colors color wheel

The complementary color is the exact opposite color on the color wheel. Find blue, blue-purple, and blue-green on the color wheel and look at the color that sits opposite. The complementary color of blue is orange.

While both colors are in high contrast, together, they are balanced and harmonious. Matching these strong colors makes a bold statement.


blue orange complementary colors



blue purple green analogous colors color wheel


Analogous colors are three colors that sit side by side on the color wheel. For blues, that would be green and purple color schemes. These colors work together because they are from the same section of the color wheel and naturally blend into one another.

You can wear all three colors in an outfit, but that can be overwhelming. Keep it simple and style your shoes with one other analogous color.


blue analogous colors




blue red yellow triadic colors color wheel


Triadic colors are three colors equally spread out on the color wheel. A triadic blue color scheme includes reds and yellow. This combination is quite colorful, but because the colors are equidistant on the color wheel, they balance each other and create harmony.

Pink, which is a shade of red, pairs beautifully with blue. Light pink can be worn with light blue, while medium and darker blues work well with hot pink.


blue triadic colors



Neutrals are not found on the color wheel as they lack color - brown, white, grey, and black fall into this category. Neutrals pair well with almost any color. 

While colors such as light blue, navy blue, and khaki green are not technically neutrals, they are considered so because they match almost everything.

Pair blue with neutral shades of white, black, gray, or khaki. Against the neutrals, blue adds a lovely accent of color.

Note that blue denim often is treated as neutral. You can wear it with any shade of blue, and it looks great.

neutral colors


Here are a few more style tips for blue shoes:

  • If the color combinations above, like orange and blue, feel too loud, break it up with neutrals – for example, wear an orange top with a khaki-colored bottom and blue shoes.

  • Go monochrome and wear different shades of the same color - for example, matching darker blue shoes with a paler blue outfit. The look is very modern and easy to pull off.

  • If a print or pattern you wear has blue, your shoes can be any shade of blue.

Keep in mind that the above is just a guideline. They are suggestions if you want to try something new or break out of a style rut. The best colors to wear are more a personal choice than absolute rules. Wear colors that make you feel confident because feeling great should be the highest priority.

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