Today we’re discussing your preference for matching shoes and handbag. You are on Team Match if you tend to match the colour of your shoes and bag. You are on Team Mismatch if you don’t, or if it doesn’t matter. 

I have light neutral, pastel, sour bright, gold, and burgundy handbags, that I switch out regularly and throughout the year. I have the footwear to match my colourful bags in the warmer months, so I tend to match more in the Spring and Summer. I enjoy the polished, pulled together, and “matchy-matchy” effect of matching the colour of shoes with bags.

Here are my matching shoe and bag sets. Note that the product photos don’t always have accurate colours, but these are all well-matching combinations.

Yoox
Furla Handbag
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30
Zappos
Sam Edelman Wanda
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3
Furla
Furla Miastella
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6
Zappos
Cole Haan Cole Haan
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12
Boden
Viola Multiway Bag
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11
Nordstrom
Paul Green Lil Flat
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11
Furla
Minerva
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1
Yoox
Furla Across-body bag
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17
Furla
Furla Metropolis
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12
Yoox
Furla Handbag
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20

That said, my Autumn and Winter footwear is white, cream, blush, taupe and burgundy, which I match with a bag in the same colour some of the time. But I happily mismatch the pairing by continuing to wear my bright and pastel bags with neutral shoes. I can’t pick a side, so I’m benched.

Over to you. Do you bat for Team Match or Team Mismatch. Tell us why, and no batting for both teams. If you can’t pick a side, join me on the bench where I’m serving caramelized coconut tofu curry with quinoa, brown rice, green beans, carrots, and a crunchy and sweet kale salad. Eaton mess with extra chewy French meringue for dessert.