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It’s no secret that navy is a big favorite in my wardrobe these days. I haven’t given up on black, but navy is simply more flattering at my age. This brings up a question I get a lot. What are the best color shoes to wear with navy pants? I have some insights today along with another outfit composed entirely of Nordstrom Made Brands.
Navies are notorious for not matching which bothers many women when they’re looking to pair a navy pant or skirt with footwear. The truth is that most blacks don’t match either but we don’t let that stop us from combining them.
- Navy pants and skirts look terrific with black footwear. Because they’re both dark, the contrast is low, so they allow your outfit to take center stage.
- Charcoal is also a nice option because navy often has a cool undertone and the values (darkness) are similar.
- If you do want to draw attention to your shoes, red, green, or metallic is a nice choice. I love a silver flat with blue pants. White has the highest contrast looks super fresh…picture white tennies and crisp navy chinos for spring.
My navy stretch pants are from 1901, which is named for the year that Nordstrom first opened their doors. They’re available in black here. They have plenty of stretch and a hidden side zip which keeps bulk from the tummy area, always a favorite for me. They’re available in regular and petite. I’m wearing an 8 regular and likely could have worn the petite.
I decided to go for a low color contrast with my sweater too. This Cable & Bobble Turtleneck is super soft and a great option for women who can’t or don’t want to wear wool. The website says it’s “kissed” with wool, which at 5% is very low. It’s a mostly cotton blend that is snuggly, yet great in milder temperatures. I love the light patterning and bobbles which adds texture, but not bulk. I’m wearing a medium and would have been better in the small so it runs a bit large.
These Caslon Susana Booties have a nice, low block heel that’s stable and comfy to walk in. Their almond-shaped toe is a classic that has more timeless appeal than a round or square toe. Reviews say they run small, but I’m wearing my regular size. If I was going to wear warmer socks, I would go up a size. I like that these slip under a narrow pant leg and will also look great with leggings tucked into them.
I couldn’t resist this Cuffed Beanie With Faux Fur Pom Pom. It’s by Treasure and Bond which is another Nordstrom made brand. The ivory is sold out but it’s still available in 4 other colors. How cute will this look sticking out of the top of a Christmas stocking?
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I’m always honored to partner with Nordstrom. It’s hands down my favorite department store. They have outstanding customer service along with contactless curbside pickup. They always offer free shipping and returns which makes life so much easier!
If you join their Nordy Club here, (free to join and I highly recommend) you earn points for every dollar you spend which can be used for future purchases. I’ve saved my points up for the last 5 months and am now using them to help with my holiday shopping.