Q. How do you wear the metallic gold, silver, bronze shoes? What goes best with them? I have heard that you can wear them like a neutral, but I still can’t figure out which shoe looks best with what color clothes. I like gold with green, but when it comes to other colors I am at a loss. What color should you wear with yellow? Silver, gold, bronze? How about blue? Does it depend on the shade? What about pink? Please help! -Clueless About Color
A. I’ve said that metallics are like a neutral, but in truth they do so much more than a neutral. A cream shoe with a yellow dress is fine, but a gold sandal with a yellow dress is sexy. Here’s my metallics 101: gold works best with green, red, orange and soft colors like beige and khaki; cooler colors like blue and gray look best with silver; brown looks good with bronze or gold; white and black and even pink work with multiple metallic shades.