How To Match Your Entire Ensemble Including Your Shoes And Makeup

“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.” – Coco Chanel.

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Every good stylist knows there are foolproof color combinations that work every time.

Think about the classics: a monochrome outfit combined with hot red lipstick or bold summer florals paired with a natural fresh makeup look.

Our fashion instincts will instantly tell us what’s hot and what looks terrible.

There are so many choices out there that it can become confusing when it comes to making a decision.

Are you confused by all the choices and need some guidance? We’ve got you covered with everything from top makeup tips down to the perfect stilettos.

Makeup that will make your outfit.

Makeup can make or break an outfit, and the biggest fashion faux-pas is not considering how your cosmetics and clothes work together.

Getting the right style is all about balance. No, we are not talking about balancing your shopping bags and coffee in hand after your latest shopping spree.

We mean finding the perfect harmony between style and statement in your OOTD (outfit of the day).

When choosing a makeup look to complement your outfit, here are our golden rules:

Less is more.

Go back to basics and master the natural makeup look. Avoid caked-on concealer and say goodbye to the smoky eye. A natural look is about putting your freshest face forward.

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Stick to a tried and tested skincare routine. The classic: cleanse, tone, moisturize is always a winner. With your skincare sorted, you’re ready to roll as it pairs perfectly with almost any outfit.

Select the right statement piece.

Don’t even think about pairing a rainbow dress with a bold, colorful makeup look. You are at risk of heading into clown territory! Instead, choose just one element to be the showstopper and enhance from there. If your outfit is the eye-catcher, then let it be the star by toning down your makeup look and vice versa.

Lipstick game on.

As Gwyneth Paltrow put it perfectly, “beauty to me is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick!”

Lipstick game on

Matching your lipstick to your outfit can complete your look. Find the perfect shade to suit your skin tone. Know the right time to be bold and you’ll be ready for anything.

Accessories make everything better.

The right accessories are what make an outfit your own. It is your chance to put a unique stamp on your style.

One in eight women have more than 50 pairs of shoes, and we’re spoiled for choice. Shoes are just the start of it.

It’s no wonder that the average woman takes around 47 minutes to get ready in the morning!

A matchup with monochrome.

If mixing colors is too much of a stress, then go for a single color palette. Choose one hue and stay with it for every piece of your outfit.

matchup with monochrome

If you can’t find an exact match, don’t panic.  As long as you have a consistent color family, you will get the right effect.

Style it right.

Accessories add personality to your outfit. Select the style that will elevate your outfit. Are you going for a classic, glamour or edgy overall look?

Use accessories that enhance your theme, and you can take any outfit from drab to fab in the click of a finger.

Be bold with bags.

If in doubt, match your bag to your shoes. It’s a timeless style hack. For the more adventurous of styles, ramp up your accessories game by going for a brightly colored handbag.

Be bold with bags

For the finishing touches match it with neutral shoes and accessories.

If you look good, you feel good! With the tips discussed in this article, you’re now ready to match your outfit from top to toe.

The devil is in the details, and if you follow these golden rules to coordinate your whole ensemble, you will be ready to go from head to the top of the ‘best dressed’ list.