A cobalt blue dress is a total showstopper for so many reasons. It’s less-expected than a red or black dress. The cool, vibrant color is strong without being over-the-top. And, believe it or not, it pairs well with a variety of other colors. However, attempting to choose footwear for a cobalt blue dress is certainly not as easy as picking out shoes for a black dress. Take some fashion color hints and you’ll see the simplicity in no time.


Black

You probably have heard people say that blending certain shades of blue with black is a fashion “don’t.” Fortunately, this is an old method of dressing and no longer applies. For a striking, sophisticated contrast to your cobalt blue dress, a pair of black shoes anchors your look while adding a sleek, polished vibe to your ensemble. Pop on a pair of classic black pumps or step into a pair of strappy black high-heel sandals, and your look is truly complete.

Kelly Green

Green with a blue dress? Of course. Just take a look outside when the sky is looking deep and vibrant over a well manicured lawn. Whether in nature or at a party, a pair of kelly green heels works wonders when paired with a cobalt blue dress. Because you’re working with two vivid colors, go with shoes that provide less coverage. For example, a pair of kitten-heel pumps or delicate ankle-strap, high-heel sandals adds a kick of color without overwhelming onlookers’ eyes.

Silver

When it’s not color you’re after but a little extra glitz and glamour to add to your get-up, go with a neutral but make sure it reflects a ton of light. Your go-to shoes for a dose of sparkle are metallic pumps. Since your cobalt dress provides enough color, choose a metallic shoe that offers shine without added color. Imagine you’re wearing a cobalt blue sheath dress. Finish the look with metallic silver or gold pumps for a dazzling effect.

Brown and Black

A casual cobalt blue dress calls for an equally laid-back pairing when it comes to your footwear. Skip anything that incorporates bling and lean instead toward more natural, toned-down colors such as brown and black. However, rather than choosing one or the other, add some subtle interest by combining these two neutrals in a pair of leopard-print shoes. From strappy wedges to simple flats, leopard print looks modern and chic for day-to-day wear.