There it is, the most beautiful shade of dusty rose any dress has ever been dyed. You may think completing the look with shoes will be difficult. Fortunately, many fun, flattering options can toe the line for your subtle pink-shaded dress. From day to night, formal to casual, the choices are many and varied. Choosing wisely will make the most of this beautiful color and keep your new staple dress fresh and timeless.

Coordinating Colors

Choosing colors to complement a specific shade of dusty rose can be simple. Pink pairs well with neutrals like brown, camel and taupe. Don’t forget metallics like silver or gold for more formal events. Black can also be suitable for soft pinks. For example, a black pair of motorcycle boots juxtaposed with a rose-colored dress achieves a bohemian aesthetic. Other colors coordinate with this shade of warm pink such as cool blues and bright greens. Stay away from clashing shades of orange or bold reds.

Daytime Dressed

Lunch with the girls or early breakfast with the in-laws? This perfectly pink-hued dress is just the thing to wear. Keep it light and casual with something flat. A leather sandal is a fun and practical option for warm days. Basic little flats are appropriate as well. Keep it classic in a ballet or playful in a d’Orsay style. Flats with ankle straps are perfectly on trend and add a little polish.


For occasions that call for something not as casual as flats but not as dressy as pumps, enlist the help of a wedge-style shoe. A wedge is ideal for spring-colored dresses such as dusty rose. From cork to wood to leather, a wedge is the way to go. As a chic complement to a spring or summer look, a wedge adds a little something extra over a ballet flat or casual sandal.

Dressing Cooler

A dusty rose dress can also be cozy on cooler days. Paired with a sweater, this color dress will look pleasing with boots. A knee-high classic riding style boot is a good choice as is a shorter, suede ankle boot with a little bit of a heel. Pairing boots with flowing, feminine-colored dresses is currently on trend. The right boot can even take a dress from day to night and can suit most occasions.