am a professional business woman and wear exclusively skirted
suits or natural fiber dresses for the work place. I normally
have a pretty good sense of what is appropriate and what is not.
However, I have a dilemma I have a lovely wool suit that is very
pale pink and light cream. I have no idea what color shoes to
wear. I was thinking pink but think that may be too girly girl
for the work place. Is cream acceptable even though I may be
wearing this suit in the winter?
shoes would be beautiful with your suit for social occasions, but
not for business environments. You hit the nail on the head; pink
would just look too girlie-girl with the emphasis upon the “too,” as
aspects of “girlie” are okay.
Cream shoes work okay for the Spring/Summer seasons,
but their ordinary. You have more fashionable options that will
set you apart, making a first-class statement. For example, matte
metallic, camel, or taupe would look classier and be appropriate
all seasons. If you opt for the matte metallic style, choose the
shade, either in gold, silver, or pewter, of your favorite jewelry
metal. Metallic shoes are considered the must-have neutral this
Spring and Summer, but be sure that the metallic is matte finish,
appropriate for daytime, not the glittery finish appropriate for
evening. Metallic shoes look great with white, ivory, and other
summery bright colors. Camel is also quite fashionable and looks
fabulous with pink, particularly the lighter camel shades (not
the darker cognac tones). Taupe comes in many shades; the pinker
tones of taupe would be preferred, but may be difficult to find.
With that said, I vote for the metallic or camel hue.
Best of luck to you,