Q. What is the recommendation for hose color with shoes? Can tights/hose be darker than the shoe? (An example of a probable fashion faux pas in my past history - red and black plaid skirt with black tights and red shoes.) Is it still recommended when wearing solid black or navy to have a unified color from head to toe?
-Hopeless With Hosiery
A. I agree, your red and black plaid skirt with black tights and red shoes would have been better on a six year old, but there aren’t necessarily hard and fast rules with hosiery. I recently wore a black sweater with a thin belt at the waist over a black pencil skirt and black opaque tights and gave the whole look character by wearing greenish teal suede high-heeled round toe pumps. Had the outfit been brown, I could have added bronze metallic or a dark, less shiny gold pump or even an animal print. Navy can be one of the hardest shades to match up head to toe so it takes a gal with attitude to add a little color like greenish teal, olive or hunter green and burgundy. While black certainly looks chic head to toe, it’s nice add a bit of color with a shoe or accessory in a deep hued color. Just be sure to see yourself in a full length mirror before you walk out the door. If you like it, then wear it.