Shoe advice for interview... Help!!!

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  1. giraffe326

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    I just bought a new suit. It is navy. Then, I realized, I have no idea what color shoes to wear with it!!! Opinions??? Help!
     
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    Black shoes are fine with navy.

    Otherwise, I would suggest cognac or silver, depending on the rest of your accessories.
     
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    I am no fashionista; but maybe white?
     
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    I think navy goes with almost every color. What color shoes do you have?
     
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    I have several pairs of black and red. I have two pairs of brown heels, but they are buried out in the garage- I'm not sure if I can get to them. I have hot pink. I also have a pair of silver, but they are not exactly interview appropriate.

    Red will make me look like a flag. I don't typically like navy and black together. I'm tempted to wear a white shirt and rock the hot pink- however, I'm too scared to risk it!
     
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    Do a Kate Middleton and go with nude.
     
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    Oooh, I like the idea of hot pink! Are they plain otherwise?

    Nude would be nice. So would camel.

    ETA: Rethinking the hot pink. I think they would make you stand out. That could be either good or bad. Tough call.
     
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    :yeahthat:
     
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    To be on the safe side, I would go with the black - but then again, I'm not great with shoes, I'm pretty simple. I would advise against the hot pink for an interview.
     
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    Black, nude, or brown. Navy can be tricky sometimes. Black is probably easiest. What color is the bag that you'll be carrying? If it's black, boom, go with that haha.

    While I DO own bright pink pumps, I wouldn't wear them for an interview...though you gave me a new outfit idea with the white skirt.
     
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    Nude or navy. Black is ok. Not hot pink and I wouldn't go metallic.

    Are they all pumps?
     
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    I just bought a navy suit last Friday giraffe! I'm wearing simple navy dress shoes that were actually my grandmas. If I had more money, I would get nude shoes.
     
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    I agree with black, brown, or nude.
     
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    I think anything is fine as long as it's not too bright/wild patterned. I have bought black interview outfits for this reason.
     
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    Nude. Good luck!
     
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    Black and navy together just as white and cream together...it's the visual equivalent of nails on a chalkboard to me. I know it's silly, but I can't help it.

    I like navy and red...and there are worse things than the flag you could look like. :)
     
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    I was thinking about buying nude, but I'm not sure I'll have time to go shoe shopping before the interview. I am at school (work day), work at retail job tonight and tomorrow, have to pack and clean my whole house (remember- it is for sale!) and leave on Wednesday. Drive to Michigan. Interview on Thursday morning.
     
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    But won't your pants cover up most of the shoe? If so, I'd go for the second pair if you'll wear them again. Or is it the toes that concern you? I've worn open-toed shoes to all three of my teaching interviews in my career and have been offered a position with each. Maybe my toes are just adorable, though. :haha:
     
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    I wear silver with my navy suit, but it's more like a muted grayish silver. They're very professional looking, but look good with the navy.
    I would do something like that or nude.
     

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