Q. I love your site and would love to get your advice on a matching issue. I have a casual chocolate brown blazer that has a velvet-like texture to it and I’m looking for an everyday shoe that I could pair it with. Comfort is super important to me so something that is either flat or has no heel would be perfect. I’m concerned that wearing brown shoes is too matchy, but that black wouldn’t be appropriate (in any case, I have way too many black shoes). And can you recommend any cute footwear in neutral colors?
A. Wearing brown flats with a brown jacket is not too matchy-matchy. I’ve shopped for flats that should offer all day comfort and are far from plain jane styles. Whether textured, embellished or in a pattern, these flats should stretch to coordinate with other items in your wardrobe.