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What Color Shoes to Wear with a Yellow Dress & Outfit

What Color Shoes to Wear with a Yellow Dress & Outfit

If you haven’t heard, yellow is the new trending color of the 2019! With it’s fun, sunny disposition, it’s no surprise that fashionistas this season are tuning into yellow.

And if you’re curious about what color shoes to wear with a yellow dress or outfit and what purse you should style right along with it, you’ve come to the right place!

And if you’re looking for yellow dresses, I would recommend shopping at Nordstrom, which has a fabulous selection of different styles, fabrics & price-points. If you’re looking for edgier or high fashion, Net-a-Porter has an unbelievable selection as well!

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What Color Shoes to Wear with a Yellow Dress

If you’re asking yourself what to wear with yellow outfits, this post on how to style a yellow dress will apply to any type of yellow. Whether it’s a mustard yellow dress you’re wearing, or maybe a sunshine yellow romper or pale, pastel yellow suit or lime mini dress, the shoe & handbag choices below will apply to each!

I’ve done my best to feature a multitude of yellow shades & dresses so you can easily scan this post & see if the shoe color I’ve recommended applies to your specific styling situation.

Other accessories apart from shoes will play a big role in the overall look. You can opt to style a yellow dress with neutral accessories such as black or beige, or have a little fun with this sunny color.

In terms of jewelry, pick a metal base (be it gold, rose gold or silver) and be consistent in you choice of rings, necklace, bracelet etc. 

Colors that match with yellow outfits are plentiful, from pastels, colorful brights, even metallics & multi color prints. In the end, it all depends on the style & design of your dress, as well as what type of event you’re attending. And last, but certainly not least, what you feel most comfortable in.

In short, the best color shoes to wear with a yellow dress are:

  • Black Shoes
  • Metallic Shoes
  • Blush/Beige Shoes
  • White Shoes
  • Brown Shoes
  • Black/White Shoes
  • Blue Shoes
  • Pink Shoes
  • Purple Shoes
  • Leopard Print Shoes

1. Yellow Dress Black Shoes

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When it comes to lighter colored dresses, black shoes are always a win. A striking contrast to yellow, black shoes will let your sunshine dress pop to the max of it’s abilities!

For specific shoe styles I love,  Stuart Weitzman’s NudistSong strappy sandals (available here at Nordstrom) are fab. Or if you’re looking for a lower price, check out this pretty strappy number, here

Sam Edelman also makes a great, simple but comfy pointed pump called the Hazel. It comes in many a pretty hue & you can take this classic heeled from ballroom to boardroom, right to the bar!

Purse styling recommendation: You can either match your black shoes with a black purse, or contrast with a white or beige purse. If your dress has a colored pattern, you can also match your handbag with one of those colors.

2. Yellow Dress with Metallic Shoes

What Color Shoes to Wear with a Yellow Dress - Metallic

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Metallic shoes, whether gold, silver, bronze or pewter never fail to disappoint with any look. Yellow outfits included! My face metallic shade shoes with yellow dresses is hands down silver, but the other hues also look fab as well. It’s a bit of a personal choice here.

Purse styling recommendation: Black or white with silver or pewtre shoes, while I’d opt for beige or white when pairing your purse with gold shoes.

3. Blush/Beige Shoes with a Yellow Dress

What Color Shoes with a Yellow Dress - Blush

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When in doubt, a beige, nude or any shade that matches your skin is a great way to let your yellow dress remain the focus of your look. I find that beige tones also look great contrasting on darker complexions, no matter what the dress color. 


Here are a few beige styles that I absolutely love:  Stuart Weitzman’s Nudist sandal & the designer’s new satin Square Nudist which is all kinds of amazing!

Louboutin’s Pigalle Follies pump is also amazing & comes in different shades of nude.  Looking for a less expensive alternative? Try Sam Edelman’s perfectly minimal Patti Strappy Sandal.

Purse styling recommendation: white, beige or brown would look great, letting your yellow number to shine bright without any distractions

4. Yellow Dress with White Shoes

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I love a good white or off-white shoes with any yellow dress, especially for the Spring/Summer season. A white flat or sneaker gives your look a more casual feel, while a white stiletto sandal or pump will lighten the look, whether for evening or day wear.

Purse styling recommendation: A black or brown purse would look great with this yellow-dress-black-shoe combination.

5. Yellow Dress with Brown Shoes

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One of my fave, more casual shoe colors to pair with yellow dresses (especially for summer!) is brown. Specifically, a rich caramel/cognac tone. The warmth of the shoe blends in, without taking away from, the yellow outfit

Purse styling recommendation: I’d opt for neutral in this combo: beige, white or matching your shoes. As pictured above, a beige/rope color makes a nice addition to the yellow dress + brown shoes combination.

6. Yellow dress with Black & White Shoes

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If you’ve read any of my other dress & shoe color recommendations, you’ll know that I love a good black & white shoes paired with a solid colored outfit. Black & white shoes give a surprisingly fresh twist to a yellow outfit of dress. As you can see, the combo works well for more casual as well as elegant looks.

Purse styling recommendation: This one’s  simple – either black or white. Feeling la-di-da? Go for a hot pink purse with lemon-lime yellows.

7. Contrast Colour or Print Shoes with Yellow

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What color shoes to wear with a yellow dress, you ask? Lots of color, if you’re feeling up to it! If you’re wanting to add a bit of a surprise element to your yellow dress outfit, you can never go wrong with a contrast shoe color!

Whether contrasting your yellow frock with a lavender or light blue shoe, or a bold bright cobalt or hot pink heel, you’re going to make a statement. If you feel like going all out, you can opt for a colorful reptile or animal print pattern, which will have you reaching some serious styling goals! Yellow is one of my fave colors listed in my guide on how to wear with leopard print shoes!  

The only shoe color I’m not a huge fan of with yellow outfits are orange & green. Although depending on your dress shape & color, these shades may work. When it comes to fashion, never say never!

Purse styling tip: Any purse that matches your animal print would work well. If you’re pairing your yellow dress with cooler paster hues, such as baby blue or pale purple, I would suggest a neutral purse such as white, blush or beige.  Brighter hues could go for a contrastingly bright color or keep it simple with black or white.

I hope my article has helped clarify what color shoes go with a yellow and that you’re no longer in a color matching style conundrum!

How to style a yellow dress might seem daunting, but as you can see, yellow, whether mustard, pastel, mustard or variations of the hue, are not as difficult to style as you likely thought. Check out my fave color shoes to wear with orange dress!

The only colors I would be hesitant to style with a yellow dress is a yellow or itself, or worse, a sort-of-but-not-quite the same yellow as your dress.

You could match your yellow dress with yellow shoes, but I’m not a fan of playing it so matchy matchy. Matching ones dress or outfit with the same color shoes tends to look very bridal  & lacking of personal style. In my opinion, of course 😉

Of course — as I always mention — style is subjective and if you have a knack for color combinations & have the personality to match, thinking outside the box is always another options! Have any questions? Feel free to ask them in the comments section, below!

xo Cristina


Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Excelentes recomendaciones me ayudaste bastante


Saturday 15th of September 2018

I love to wear sunny yellow with red shoes, accessories, and purse! Other yellows look great with a nice cobalt blue.


Thursday 14th of June 2018

A question here: does a chocolate brown shoe match a golden gown?


Monday 18th of June 2018

Hi Ayodele! It all depends on the exact colour of both, but usually the mix does work well. Just remember that brown shoes, especially lighter tones of brown, give any dress a more casual and less formal look.

I hope this helps, xo Cristina

Wandering Soles

Thursday 7th of June 2018

I absolutely love this blog post. Often times it's so easy to throw on a pair of white/black shoes with a summer yellow, but you STYLED these dresses so effortlessly that each person matches her style. Awesome style tips!


Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

Such a sunny post! Love yellow! It’s one of those colours that goes well with everything. I’ve saved this post for reference later .


Thursday 24th of May 2018

Thanks so much! Yellow is the IT colour this season, and really is a colour that works with everything! xo Cristina