Essential Tips for Matching Shoes and Bag Without Faux Pas

Should Your Bag Match Your Shoes?

If you’re looking for that perfect ensemble, complementing your shoes and bag is one of the simplest and most effective ways to add a touch of class to your look. After all, nothing says ‘I have my act together’ better than a well put-together outfit.

Good news: you don’t have to be a fashionista to pull off this look! Whether you’re going for formal or casual, a matching shoes and bag outfit is the perfect way to add a bit of sophistication without too much effort.

With just a few helpful tips, you’ll be matching shoes and handbags with ease without the risk of a fashion faux pas! Put your best foot forward and master the art of matching shoes and bag!

Should bag and shoes be the same colour?

There is something so chic and refined about matching shoes and handbags. The combination of two colours that perfectly complement each other can do wonders for your look! Not only will it boost your confidence, but it will also make you appear more polished and professional. Our timeless and elegant pumps come in a variety of hues like our Ines 100 collection with colour popping lime, pink and light blue. Or why not try some of our head turning platforms like Ghazal’s Bella in red? Studies show that thoughtfully put together outfits communicate a message of higher social status than those which are mismatched or casual. So, if you’re looking to make a good impression, matching shoes and bag is an easy way to ensure you look your best.

Justine Elizabeth Mattera wearing Ines Pink pumps

Does leather bag need to match shoes?

When it comes to matching shoes and bags, you don’t always have to go for a totally coordinated look, but it does add that extra something and can be incredibly chic. Keep in mind that the bigger the bag, the more of a statement it makes, so the best tip is to match the most eye-catching part of your outfit. And don’t forget texture. Pairing two leather items is always great because it creates harmony between them while still providing subtle contrast. For a relaxed daytime look, try combining a glossy black leather bag with matte leather shoes and opt for some more comfortable flat shoes like our Sophie loafer in black made from the softest calf leather. Or toughen up the look and go for some military style boots such as Ghazal’s Lou Lou.

Woman sitting on a floor wearing black loafers, high angle

What should your shoes match?

Colour plays an important role when matching shoes and bag – you don’t have to go for the same exact shade, but they should at least complement each other. For example, if you’re wearing a bright coloured shoe, opt for a handbag that has hints of a similar colour or other colours within the same spectrum. If you’re feeling more daring, try combining bright colours. Our mid-heels and mules collections have some great colour popping hues like our Colette in orange or Ramatuelle in fuchsia. Wearing shoes with matching bag provides that extra sprinkle of sophistication. The key is to avoid making too much of a contrast between your shoes and your bag; instead, always strive for an effortless balance!

Elegant blonde woman wearing pink Ramatuelle mid heels from Ghazal

Which matching shoes and handbags are best for a wedding?

A matching bag and shoes for wedding attire is like pairing a good quality red wine with cheese – it just works! Of course, quality matters too, so designer shoes and bags to match a special wedding outfit is a worthwhile purchase. Choose a pair of elegant shoes and bag that are made from premium materials like leather or linen which look good together. This is especially true when it comes to formal events like a wedding. The best wedding guest shoes should be classy and sophisticated but comfortable enough to wear all day.

Ghazal Paris Mule 65 orange on a model