How to Select Shoes to Wear With a Woman's Suit

By LeafTV Contributor

How to Select Shoes to Wear With a Woman's Suit. Yes, you can get away with just a few pairs of shoes to coordinate with your multiple suits. Buy basic, yet classic, and spend a little more up front to ensure a longer life.

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Select Shoes to Wear With a Woman's Suit

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Step 1

Start with a basic black mid- to high-heel pump. You can wear this shoe with straight-leg pantsuits as well as skirted suits. Pumps truly are a businesswoman's staple.

Step 2

Consider a pair of leather loafers for a more casual look. This style is appropriate for both wide- and straight-leg pants, as well as your basic straight skirt. Black is the most versatile and the dressiest color; dark brown will make a rich contrast to navy, but will definitely be viewed as more casual.

Step 3

Buy a pair of sling-back pumps for spring suits. They're elegant and classic, and widely accepted in less conservative work environments.

Step 4

Decide on a heel height that gives you the lift you'd like, but make sure that your feet can handle 40- to 80-hour work weeks at that elevation. Covered heels are dressier than their stacked (wood-heeled) counterparts.

Step 5

Invest in high-quality, well-made shoes that fit your feet. Over the long haul, your feet will be in better condition, and your shoes will last longer.

Step 6

Consider the texture and weight of your suit's fabric. Heavier-weight fabrics call for leather, whereas a microfiber shoe is appropriate for silk and nylon blends.

Step 7

Shine leather shoes regularly. This lengthens the life of the shoe and conveys a more professional and polished appearance.

Step 8

Resole your pumps as they wear down at the rubber or plastic tipping. Neglecting this may saw your heel down to the leather stem and damage the shoe.