Fashion Q & A:
Beige Shoes

Q: I understand that white shoes and purses go away after Labor Day. What about wearing beige shoes and purses into fall?

A: We love beige shoes and bags after Labor Day as long as they are well-coordinated with the rest of your outfit. In early September, I met with a sharply dressed business woman on a moderately warm and sunny day who had on a pair of traditional beige pumps (i.e. closed-toe and closed-back) with a chocolate brown skirt and a beige, brown and turquoise floral blouse. Nylons were not worn and were not necessary as her skin was still tan from the summer. The beige pumps actually worked really well with her skin tone. Be sure yours do too.

The shoes were leather (a better choice than wearing beige fabric shoes in the fall) and the weight (i.e., on the chunky side) and warm undertones of her gold accessories further complimented the weight and color of her shoes.

In my own wardrobe, I have a light beige hobo bag that I wear in the fall with my jean jacket, metallic gold flats and a variety of printed skirts and dresses in earth tones. The bag has dark brown stitching which gives it a little more fall clout as opposed to a more light and summery beige.

No matter the season, it’s important to note that if you decide to wear light colored shoes and bags, they can look super cheap if they are not made by a decent designer.

Hope these tips help. Enjoy your beige footwear and bags into October!