Do you always wear matching colors of shoes and bag?

@steney (1418)
Philippines
June 14, 2007 2:41am CST
I was in the mall today and saw a lady wearing an all black suit with red patent leather bag, shoes and belt. She looked very pretty and well coordinated. *sigh* I've always wanted to be like that-- coordinated. But with my normal routine and habit of using whatever new shoes or sandals I have outside my shoe cabinet, I always tend to forget about all the rest. In fact, I still have pairs of new and unworn shoes that I purchased from a sale a few months back and it's only now that I remembered about it. That goes with bags and clothes as well. Some just get buried in the cabinets. I guess I just don't have the time and energy to put together a "look" other than make use of whatever it is that I can grab (be it shoes or bag) after taking a bath. I like the idea, but I never get it done. How about you? Do share your thoughts. =)
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
I guess I'm not that type of person. I don't have much time and of course money to do that thing, lol! Most of the time I wear things which would make me feel more comfortable. If I would follow that trend, surely it would be expensive nad I guess I can't afford it.
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
Actually, you can still be stylish on a tight budget. The key is in choosing quality pieces that are affordable, then just mix and match. :)
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@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
You're right but I don't have the talent to choose which one would match another. I think it's my problem, lol!
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
If only I could help! I'm quite gifted with digging treasures and fabulous finds at an affordable price. :)
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@sakana (260)
• Singapore
18 Jun 07
I actually consider matching bags and shoes safe and predictable now because I do it too often! :P Wearing red patent is quite bold, kudos to that lady you saw! I have a wide red patent belt but I haven't worn it out yet ): Heheh I have that habit too. Right now I'm putting my new, recently-bought ballet flats into heavy rotation and neglecting the rest of my collection because they're soooo comfy and versatile! I try to wear out all my unworn clothes before buying new ones, but temptation strikes too often ): Putting a look together is easy for me. I guess I just have natural colour coordination skills :P But most of my looks are quite safe and boring because I'm too lazy to experiment. Oh well! What matters most is comfort, huh ^^
@steney (1418)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
Yeah, I agree that comfort should be topmost priority in wearing any outfit. But there are some who sacrifice comfort for fashion, just like moi! :P I can stand to have aching feet just to wear pretty high heels. Not minding the corns and callouses that I will get later.
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@sakana (260)
• Singapore
18 Jun 07
I only sacrifice my feet and wear heels if I want to look and feel slightly prettier. Wearing high heels damages your knees and ankles, and I'm still young so I guess I'm saving high heel points for later when I want to impress! Do take good care of your legs :)
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
Actually, I'm having knee pains every now and then. I figured because of those heels. Anyways, I'm wearing flats or wedges when I', not working so I hope it helps ease it a little.
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• India
14 Jun 07
As normallary when i go out with my bf or friends i try to do everthings amtching right from shoes dress bag ornaments etc but when i go every day to office one colour to match every thing was i dress up for my daily routine
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
We usually dress up for special occasions and be our comfortable selves the rest of the days. I wonder how others can manage to look 'dressed up' all the time.
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• United States
14 Jun 07
I rotate my clothes and shoes a lot cause I have a tendency to forget what I am wearing. However, that usually lasts about a month and then I go back to my regular routine. The nice thing about not stressing too much about what you are wearing and putting together an outfit is that it give you an extra ten minutes or so to sleep in, which is always nice.
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
Yeah, actually, the extra time is a bonus. Some people wake up very early to get their stuff done. Me, I'd rather sleep a little more. :)
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@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
18 Jul 07
I think too much of the same color is not right.I've seen a lady with fuchsia pants,fuchsia top and fuchsia shoes!She looks like IT The Clown only scarier!I don't usually wear matching colors of shoes and bags.I usually wear my red shoes with a brown bag and black shoes with a white bag.It doesn't match but it looks alright to me.And people don't stare at me like they did to the lady with the fuchsia outfit!lol.
• Malaysia
18 Jul 07
the Match Maker - hope it matches!
oh no!I forgot an image!Thanks!
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27 Jun 07
well i dont always have matching bags shoes and belts but i try to make the things im wearing go together so if i thought my bag didnt suit my shoes id wear a different bag or pair of shoes and the same with belts even more cause a belt and accessories can really make an outfit but sometimes i think that odd matches really look good together so blue and pink or red and green. black usually looks good with most things. i like getting dressed up so i dont really mind spending the time but if im in a hurry i usually do the same thing and throw things together but with me the belt shoes and bag add to the look so i dont have to worry too much about what im wearing
@steney (1418)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Sometimes, it's how we carry the clothes that matter more than having a matching or coordinated outfit. If the wearer is confident with what she wears, it makes the outfit look good on her. Just like ramp models who can make the craziest clothes look stylish and fashionable. :)
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@abrarr (1246)
• Pakistan
15 Jun 07
o hell no, i 'm a kind of guy which never wears matching colors or if wears its sometiems once ina blue moon. i love to wear contrast colors because i think tehy are more attractive then matching ones!!!
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
Sometimes I like to wear contrasting colors too! I particularly like bright colors that catches somebody's attention once in a while. :)
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@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
15 Jun 07
No, I don't have extra money to buy matching colors of shoes and bag. It is really good see a girl with matching colors of shoes and bag. I think most of girls want to be a matching one. It seems more comfortable and temperamental. Now I don't have a job and I lack money, so I have to save money for living. I feel very boring. I hope I can get money online, but it is hard if I don't have lots of referrals. You know, it is not easy to increase referrrals.
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
I wish you well wonderful1, I hope you earn enough here while you don't have a job. Try to look for even a part time job as it is hard to make money online. Goodluck!
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@Stiletto (4584)
15 Jun 07
I never wear exactly the same colour shoes and bag but I co-ordinate them so the colours compliment one another. I think it looks quite "dated" having shoes and bag exactly the same colour. Plus I'm a bit like you and just not organised enough to do it anyway even if I wanted to!
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
I think it's more important that the colors don't clash. But surprisingly, some look good on it! :)
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@mummymo (23709)
14 Jun 07
lol - you sound like me! I think it looks wonderful when people manage to co-ordinate shoes and accessories and always think I will organise myself and start doing the same. Of course it never happens but I can always dream can't I? xxx
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
Yup, always loved the idea. But that's all there is to it. :P
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@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
14 Jun 07
How I would love to do that! But unfortunatly I dont have that kind of money! I do have alot of shoes but not alot of handbags. Oh well maybe some day when Im rich I will be able to do this.LOL
@steney (1418)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
Oh you can do this even on a tight budget. The key is choosing nice basic pieces that are affordable. And from there you can just mix and match. :)
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@murciaman (441)
14 Jun 07
absolutely always DARLING... cnat believe how some people dress.. what ARE they thinking of.... where i live there are even people who go out in their pyjamas!!!! and that is in the winter.. they even have curlers in their hair and NO TEEF!!
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
Some people are too comfy in their PJs I guess! :P
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@GuateMom (1411)
• Canada
14 Jun 07
I wish I could say that I am coordinated and look good, but I don´t. I only have one pair of sneakers and a pair of black leather boots that I can´t even wear because of the cobblestones in the street here. sigh. I always want to look better, too, but it just doesn´t work. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I´m too busy dressing my boys in cute clothes to worry about mine! That and the fact that I use a backpack instead of a purse!
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
We do forget ourselves when we get consumed with dressing up our little ones. Whenever I go to parties with my little girl, she always ends up looking more fashionable than I am, because I spend too much time in dressing her up. :)
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• United States
14 Jun 07
I am not your typical woman. I do not own more than 3 pairs of shoes, I have a pair of running shoes, a pair of summer shoes and a pair of black dress shoes. I do not carry a purse or a bag, if I can't fit it in a pocket or don't have a pocket then it gets left behind. Sadly I have never been a girly girl, when I was younger I dressed like the boys did because it was more comfortable and I guess I have never gotten out of the habit. I see women dressed like you talk about and all I can think of is how much work it must be to put all that stuff on and color cordinate. I would rather throw an old pair on jeans on and a tee-shirt.
@steney (1418)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
I'm also wondering how much time does one need to put together 'the look' every single day. I only brush my hair twice a day and couldn't imagine spending hours getting all dolled up. Maybe it just gets easier with constant practice. :)
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@sallyxu126 (1185)
• China
14 Jun 07
if I have the suitable shoes and bag, sure I will wear them to match my clothes. and usually I can choose the best shoes and bag for my clothes from my existing ones. so I can be pretty when I choose the best one. though all of them worth not good money, but I can wear with a good look. the problem for me is I only have two bags, one is black and another is green .so it is hard to match the color of my clothes. so sometimes, I don't take a bag.
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
I think it's safe to stick to basic or neutral colors like white, black, gray, and brown that can go with any other color in our wardrobe.
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@shemah (841)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 07
I don't really match my bags with my shoes. But I don't go far away from the color scheme of my outfit too. I try not to clash.. but then again, i'm not one of the most fashionable people around. LOL! I just try to look easy on the eyes to other people.. I see some girls wearing everything that's in style, all in one outfit. So it's a fedoras on her head, a choker on the neck, dangling earrings, huge leather bag, diamente tank top, frilly skirt, leggings and red stillettos. I feel that less is more and more is just scary.. :)
@steney (1418)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
I can imagine what you're saying. :) Some people love the attention they're getting when they get all dolled up, but they kinda look heavy on the eyes. While the rest feels comfortable being simple, blending in well with the crowd.
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@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
I like the idea too and for that is where it ends...an IDEA. lol! Because it is just not my personal style. I wear whatever is comfortable and looks good on me. I don't really wear matching color because it makes me feel so...matronly? or sooo color coordinated. I remembered once wearing an all pink outfit with matching bags and shoes and I got introduced to this new girl. She started calling me pink because I looked soooo pink to her. Once I also wore yellow and that person called me yellow too. grrr... anyways, sometimes the mood takes me to match colors but I just do it very rarely and it's not really my style.
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@steney (1418)
• Philippines
14 Jun 07
LoL! Some people won't just let you get away with it, huh? Well, I'm more into the line of matching shoes, bags and accessories, and not necessarily matching color of clothes too. Because that would already get a lot of attention. I have an officemate who loves pink and she wears the color all the time that she's become so fashion predictable. Some actually call her pink! =)
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@yamskee (830)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
i wear comfy shoes, and they're my favorites ones. i dont care it it doesnt match any from my outfit.
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• Netherlands
21 Jun 07
I always try to match my shoes with my clothes (outfit). For me, it is more eye cathing. First, I'll choose what clothes to wear than matching shoes....and if I can't find the matching shoes, I'll just wear the neutral colors shoes that will goes well with my clothes. I hardly wear jewellery nor bags soI'll matching them only on a special occasion and when it's necessary.
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@inovator (603)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
sometimes,,,,if i like the colors or the combination of the clothes....like black,,,white...but not always...sometimes i feel irritated when i saw a person wear a ex sage dress...
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• United States
15 Jun 07
Me Myself my shoes have to coordinate(my shoes must go with my bag)of it all have to coordinate. But it my shoes or black my bag have to black. Sneakers is the same way.
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