Today’s reader mail has to do with how to wear gray/silver shoes…
How to wear pewter shoes? I bought 2 pairs of pewter colored shoes: Franco Sarto Artist Collection ‘Cameo’ Round Toe Flat and Me Too ‘Sunset’ Slip-On Wedge. Should I wear them with black? Would they go with a blue dress? (I bought 2 pairs because I usually get a heel and a flat in the same color, so depending on my pant length it works.)
This strikes us as an interesting question, because while gray is frequently touted as the “new black,” it does take quite a bit more thought than, well, black does. For our $.02, yes, pewter/gray/gunmetal would look great with navy. In fact, we’d probably wear it with almost any color — except, that is, for an all-black outfit (if only because people might think that you didn’t realize your shoes weren’t black). For the most part, we would advise that you wear them (particularly silverish ones like the ones you bought) on the days where you can be a bit more adventurous with your wardrobe (e.g., not to court or to a company-/firm-wide meeting).
Readers, any thoughts on pewter-ish shoes?