Q. I am thrilled to have found a website where I can “secretly” ask a style question and my friends will never know that I too question the do’s and don’ts of fashion. I just purchased my first pair of camel colored heels. I buy a new pair of black heels every month, because really you can never have enough and because I work 9-5 and wear heels EVERYDAY. I need some information regarding how to wear camel. Does my purse need to match? I personally love camel and black, but have a fear of lighter colored shoes on the bottom of a dark pant. Can I wear camel shoes with black pants? Could you please give me some recommendations on outfits with camel heels? I am very freaked out by anything but black, so this is a big step for me.
A. I’m still reeling over the fact that you buy a new pair of black heels every month! Girl, break out of the rut and start choosing color. You must have a huge closet for all those shoes or you’re savvy enough to sell them off through consignment. At least you’ve decided on another neutral color to add to your wardrobe. First off, you don’t need to match your shoes with your purse these days, just be sure your look is polished for the office from head to toe. As for camel heels—it’s easier to pair a lighter heel with a darker bottom when it’s a skirt. Otherwise, your camel heels will look best with lighter bottoms like matching camel, pink, white/off white, pastels and pale hues. Black heels with black pants or a dark hued heel with dark pants keep your look streamlined and give an illusion of length/height.