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Can You Wear Tan Shoes With a Black Dress?

Keep It Light

If you decide to wear tan, try out a nude shoe. You probably don't want to go too close to chocolate brown here, so keep your shoe color lighter. To really up the ante, slip on a tan shoe that most closely matches your skin tone. It will flawlessly showcase and lengthen your legs.

Tie It Together

If you're still tentative about this color combo, instead of a solid-colored tan shoe, slip on a leopard print pump, sandal or bootie. Leopard print is not only chic, but it also combines both tan and black, so if you're a little scared of the look, try out a tan and black printed shoe first.

Look to the A List

Fashionista Kim Kardashian paired sky-high Christian Louboutin tan heels with a little black frock at a Victoria's Secret party. A-lister Angelina Jolie slipped on a pair of nude peep-toe pumps with her black long-sleeve shift dress on the red carpet for a movie premiere.

On the Runways

The black and tan trend is all over the runways, too. Celine designer Phoebe Philo mixed tan and black pieces in several of her looks in her Resort 2010 collection. Not only did Philo show black dresses with tan sandals, she showed the look with black shorts, skirts and jackets, proving that the two colors really can work amazingly together. Or check out an Etro look from the Spring 2012 Milan Fashion Week: black skirt, bold black-and-white graphic top and strappy sandals that are boldly nude and black.

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