What shoes with this pantsuit?

socksApril 1, 2007

Below is a pantsuit I got to wear to my sons college graduation coming up soon. I got the blue, but I don't like the shoes shown on the model. They look like slippers. What would look nice, a low heel of some kind? What color?

I have sore, tired, worn-out feet so a strappy sandal won't work.

Thanks. Susan

(I'm posting so jbkidd won't get mad and go away, so jb, I'll be waiting for your input!! LOL!)

Here is a link that might be useful: pantsuit

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coolmama

A nice sandal or strappy low heeled shoe may look nice.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 4:46PM
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zoewolf

Either one would probably work; however the black one would have to be a beige or a blue color.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 5:03PM
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labmomma

The model has a ballet flat on. They are very popular at the moment. I think a metallic shoe would be nice. Low, if you don't want an open toe sandal, look for something low heeled, but light and summery looking. I don't like the model's shoe, it makes the outfit look a bit matronly. I think the ballet flats look better on younger women and only with certain outfits (not the pantsuit shown).

Two places for ideas online: Nordstrom.com and Talbots.com. Both carry nice shoes. You don't have to buy from them, but you could get an idea of what may work.

I have a pair of Sesto Mucci low healed-type sandal. They are closed toe but sort of an open weave of two toned metallic leather. They were an investment indeed (Nordstrom), but I have gotten more mileage out of them. I have been wearing them now for 5 summer seasons. They have paid for themselves. Instead of paying $20 at Payless for one season out of a shoe, I have a timeless shoe that I will wear for as long as I can, and then I will have them resoled. Metallic can be worn dressed up or with a nice pair of black slacks, long black evening skirt or dress, capris, flood slacks or even shorts for that matter.

I hope you find something you really like!

    Bookmark   April 2, 2007 at 5:09PM
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lindac

Well, this is a college graduation, I've been to both my children's and their now spouses at that time signifivant other. Lots of standing and walking and you don't need to dress in sparkles like a cocktail party
You need something comfortable and preferably rubber soled. I love Romu's by Helle....a bit pricy but they fit me and since I broke my ankle I need support if I am on my feet....and a cushy sole.
You need something in a neutral light color an open back would be good. Short heel....and comfortable! It will likely be a long day.
Oh....and congratulate your son....and you too.
Linda C

    Bookmark   April 3, 2007 at 1:13AM
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socks

Ok, thanks all! The outfit may be a bit casual, but I'm sure it will be fine with some nice jewelry and better shoes than shown. I'm not in the dress mode too much any more.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2007 at 11:27AM
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shaun

Nice outfit, how about these shoes?

Or these:

    Bookmark   April 5, 2007 at 5:47PM
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dragonfly2

Ditoo what Linda said,, think COMFORT..there will be lots of walking.. usually parking is a problem and the stadium or Auditorium where the graduation is held is never close.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2007 at 9:30AM
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mitchdesj

shaun, I like the first shoe, the wedge; I think the second one says flip flop, too casual.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 7:22AM
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shaun

Yes, I think the first one would be just right for that outfit.

If OP is interested, that shoe is at zappos.com and it's an Aerosole (known for comfort).

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 9:53AM
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hamster

I think a low wedge is very comfortable. I have bunions that howl to the moon and a wedge works for me! There are some really cute summer shoes this year that aren't "strappy".

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 3:46PM
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debo_2006

Definitely something flat or almost flat since your outfit is very casual - a sandel type shoe would work.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2007 at 6:40PM
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socks

The computer would not allow me to look at the shoes Zoewolf was kind enough to share. Sorry.

Shaun, I think the first shoe you posted would be really cute, but I could not walk one step in them. The others are a little too casual.

Here's what I got in the natural color. I hope everyone here approves!

Here is a link that might be useful: Baley shoe

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 12:40PM
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mitchdesj

those are perfect, good choice.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2007 at 9:27PM
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socks

Thanks, Mitchdesj. They are practical enough that I can walk in them, yet have a little style.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2007 at 10:48AM
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socks

Report on Graduation

The weather didn't cooperate...first it was windy and very cold (44 degrees). Ceremony was outside, and it snowed on us for about 10 minutes, then rain. The ceremony was put on super fast forward, we took 30 seconds of pictures and ran to the car. I could have been wearing a monkey suit and combat boots and no one would have noticed!! LOL! Oh well, it makes a good family story.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2007 at 10:48PM
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mitchdesj

wow, that's too bad!! so much is dependent on weather for those things.
so now you have the shoes ready for the outfit for more clement weather occasions, lol....

    Bookmark   May 10, 2007 at 6:07AM
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socks

Yes, I have a great outfit ready to go for Mother's Day! And it's already had a trial run.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2007 at 11:42AM
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