One of my closest friends is getting married and has told us bridesmaids that we can wear whatever color shoe we’d like since our dresses (at right) are floor length.

Now this is a terrible thing to do to a person as indecisive as I am (I kid, Aimee!). Making the decision even more difficult is the fact that our gorgeous gowns are navy and will go with pretty much any color our little hearts desire. I thought it would take forever to decide on a color.

But my equally indecisive buddy (and one of my fellow bridesmaids) and I shockingly came to a color conclusion pretty quickly. Since Aimee (the bride) has chosen orangey flowers, we decided we want to play off of that.

Both of us like a bold-colored shoe–especially at a wedding!–but this is an extra bold move. I don’t think I own anything that’s orange!

The one thing that has been holding me back is whether or not I would actually wear these shoes again. How many chances is a girl going to have to wear a citrusy shoe when she’s more of a water and jewel tone kind of person?

After hunting around a little, I think there actually may be a lot of opportunities. Check out the outfits I came up with:


1 Lucky Brand :: 2 Leather Wraps :: 3 Luxury Rebel :: 4 BagyBag

A brunch-y look is probably closest to what I would wear on a normal day. Since I’m not too keen on big doses of orange (I think it totally washes me out), I found basic pieces in neutral colors. This allows the orange to work as a bright little pop of sunshine.

(BTW if you’re loving that striped dress and the whole nautical thing that’s going on in fashion right now, check back tomorrow for a nautical fashion post!)


1 Charter Club :: 2 Anne Klein :: 3 Marc by Marc Jacobs :: 4 RSVP

I thought the work look would be the hardest one to incorporate orange shoes into. It just doesn’t seem like a particularly professional color. But this was surprisingly easy! Just find a patterned blouse that the shoes can play off of and pair them with some great neutrals (a swoon-worthy Marc Jacobs bag always helps) and you’re totally set!

Ladies Night

1 Kensie :: 2 Kande :: 3 Bagatelles and Co. :: 4 Charlotte Russe

This is the look that you can have the most fun with. Think bold patterns and bright color combos (the look I’m showing here is a totally subdued one). There are tons of possibilities, especially during summer when bright colors are everywhere. I’m currently loving the tropical combo of orange and hot pink, which would be great for a night out on the town!

Written by Jennifer Garry
Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she's not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.