Mastering the Art of Pairing Shoes and Dresses for a Stylish and Elegant Look | Bella’s Ladies Collection

Mastering the Art of Pairing Shoes and Dresses for a Stylish and Elegant Look

The Importance of Choosing the Right Shoes for Your Dresses

When it comes to fashion, the right pair of shoes can make all the difference. Selecting the perfect shoes to complement your dress is essential for creating a stylish and well-balanced outfit. The shoes you choose not only complete your look but also have the power to enhance your overall appearance, accentuating your best features and making you feel confident and beautiful.

The Impact of Shoes on the Overall Outfit

The shoes you wear can significantly impact your outfit, either elevating it to the next level or detracting from its elegance. A well-chosen pair of shoes can add a touch of sophistication and polish to a simple dress or provide the finishing touch to a more elaborate ensemble. On the other hand, a mismatched pair of shoes can make even the most stunning dress look lackluster or out of place.

Understanding the importance of shoe and dress pairings will help you make more informed decisions when styling your outfits, ensuring that you always look your best and feel confident in your choices. In this guide, we will explore the different types of dresses and shoes, and provide expert tips on how to pair them for a chic and elegant look.

Key Tips for Pairing Shoes and Dresses

  • Identify the type of dress (casual, work, or evening) and choose shoes accordingly (flats, heels, boots, or sandals).
  • Consider the color, pattern, and length of the dress when selecting shoes to create a cohesive and balanced look.
  • Match your shoes to the occasion, prioritizing comfort and style that suits your personality.
  • Experiment with bold and neutral colors, as well as different shoe styles, to discover your unique style.

Now that you’re equipped with these practical tips for pairing shoes and dresses, it’s time to put them into action! Remember, fashion is a form of self-expression, and there’s no better way to showcase your individuality than by experimenting with different styles and combinations. Don’t be afraid to try new things and step out of your comfort zone.

As you continue your journey to mastering the art of pairing shoes and dresses, keep in mind that it’s all about having fun, expressing yourself, and feeling confident in your choices. So, go ahead, and start experimenting with your wardrobe to create stunning and elegant ensembles that make you feel like the best version of yourself.

Practical Uses of African Fabric | Bella’s Ladies Collection

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Practical Uses Of African Fabric

African Fabric Month is being celebrated by Cultured Expressions to raise awareness of the many creative and practical use of African Fabrics For the month of September, the brand is urging its DIY audience to engage in educational & culturally relevant events to honor African civilizations that produce real Fabric.



To highlight some of the continent’s most popular textile arts, Cultured Expressions has supported the endeavor. An increasing number of fashion designers and retailers are incorporating hints of African culture into their creations, as well as home furnishings. All of these fabrics, as well as many others from Africa, are being utilized to produce one-of-a-kind clothing and accessory designs, as well as home decor items like quilts, purses, and pillows.



African textile craftsmanship is one of the greatest pleasures, in contrast to negative portrayals of the continent that are so prevalent in the media. African Fabric Month is another fun vehicle to reach people,” said Lisa Shepard Stewart, writer, designer, and owner of Cultured Expressions, about her passion for creating activities and events that expose peoples of all backgrounds to beauty of the fabrics and allow them to embrace the culture.

This month’s celebration of African Fabrics Month is a global phenomenon despite Stewart’s home base in New Jersey, United States.



This project has a month-long deadline in order to offer DIYers of all skill levels an opportunity to show off their skills in areas like sewing, quilting, and more.



African fabric has and continues to play an important role in the exchange of information, knowledge, and social relationships within specific groups. It is not only the selection of color and kind of thread that has a spiritual and historical meaning but the ornamental elements, symbols, and figural compositions that are closely linked to historical proverbs or events. As a kind of storytelling, they impart important information to a person or a family, or a broader social group.



Social and political commentary and commemoration of special events are common uses for African Fabric, such as weddings, funeral service commemorations, and the naming of children. Historically, chiefs and regional officials were in charge of distributing and controlling the use of these items.


They are worn as skirts around the waist and hips, or as tunics and robes for personal ornamentation. It is fairly uncommon for African fabrics to be utilized as backgrounds for public celebrations.



However, centuries of tradition as well as a culture of crafting wonderful items give some African communities’ clothing an elegance and vibrancy that it does not experience within the Western world, which prefers conformity over individual expression. African fabrics are often used to provide warmth or cover.



Fashion designers throughout the world employ traditional African textiles such as Ankara and wax designs to create skirts, shirts, and head wraps, among other things. There is, however, a plethora of other things you do with African fabric. All it requires is a little imagination to create a colorful aesthetic that combines exquisite African flair with contemporary elements.


😍Help with Matching clothes😍


Welcome to Bella’s Collection’s blog! Today we are going to go over different tips to help you match your clothes in the morning everyday! Check out the table of contents below to see all of the different styles we cover! We will also have photos through-out the blog as well sharing what we have in the store for you! Stop into the store today so we can help you pick out the perfect outfit for your upcoming event or interview! Hopefully this blog helps you!

Table of contents:

  • Colors that shouldn’t be mixed
  • Kitenge Fabric
  • Ladies Suits
  • Dresses
  • Conclusion
  • Bonus

Colors that shouldn’t be combined:

  • Brown and black
  • Gray and Brown
  • Blue and black
  • Red and Green (Unless it’s Christmas)
  • Green and pink
  • Green and orange
  • Purple and Yellow
  • Red and Orange

Colors that do go together:

  • Green and Yellow
  • Pale Blue and Pink. (Nothing says spring more than pastels)
  • Red and Blue
  • Cobalt Blue and Turquoise
  • Orange and Blue
  • Tan and Maroon
  • Orange and Black
  • Pink and Grey

Kitenge Fabric:

We sell different outfits as well as by the yard! If you make an outfit out of the same fabric, it will already match! If you want to mix fabrics, your safest bet is to use a solid color and a design.

Our fabrics are hang picked from West Africa. They are available in both plain and metallic. It is 25k per yard for plain and 45k per yard for metallic fabric.

Click here to read all about kitenge fabric!

Click here to read of when to wear our shoes!

Tops and Bottoms we have:

Tips to keeping your clothes soft after washing and wearing them.

Key Steps:
  1. Read washing labels and follow the guide.
  2. Try making a natural water softener made from vinegar or baking soda.
  3. Go for detergents with long-lasting fragrances to get smells out of clothes.
  4. Let clothes hang naturally and air while drying.
  5. Use a gentle spin cycle on delicate clothing.

Click here for help with bras!

Ladies Suits:

We offer women and girls suits, they are imported from USA and Turkey. The prices range from 350k – 900k

Our women’s and girls trousers are imported from Italy and Turkey. The prices range from 150k – 200k


One of the biggest fashion mistakes that women make is pairing suit separates in colors that are too close, such as a dark navy jacket and black pants, a white blazer and ivory pants, or a brown jacket and a skirt in a different shade of brown. Pairing those combinations will likely make it seem like you were trying to match but just didn’t quite get it right.

Instead, opt for colors that are completely different. A red jacket and a pair of navy pants will look great together, and so will a royal purple jacket and an ivory-colored skirt. Pro tip: Think back to the color wheel you learned in elementary school and try to pair contrasting colors.


The easiest way to mix and match your suits is to pair patterns and neutrals. Have a floral pencil skirt? Pair it with one of your neutral suit jackets. Red pants? Wear them with a pinstripe blazer. It’s hard to go wrong with this strategy because the combinations that you put together will immediately feel new and fresh, and you won’t run the risk of putting together two items that don’t quite match, but look like they were supposed to.

Start by pulling a color from the print you’re starting with—such as the pink from a floral printed jacket—and find a solid-colored piece in that color to match with it. Another tip: Black and white prints, particularly black and white stripes, go with everything. Leopard is another great neutral print that will match practically any other solid color you pair it with.


Make sure the textures of your suiting separates have different enough textures, or you’ll look like you’re trying to match two separates that don’t go together instead of wearing two distinct separates. Pair a velvet blazer with wool pants or a tweed jacket with a thick ponte skirt so you don’t make this mistake. Another trick: Stock up on suiting separates that are the same material so you can easily mix and match different-colored separates.

Take another look at the suits in your closet: You’ll have a lot more outfits available to you when you start mixing and matching them. Create combinations that highlight contrasting textures, colors, or prints, and let your personality shine through the combinations you try.

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You don’t have to worry about your outfit matching when you are wearing a dress! 

We offer women and girls dresses that are imported from Italy, Turkey, and the USA. The prices range from 180k – 750k

Bonus – What we also carry!


We have girls and women’s shoes imported from the USA. The prices start at 200k.


Our bags and clutches are imported from Italy, Turkey, and the USA.


Thank you for reading our blog! Today we went over what we carry in our store! We also shared how to match your outfits! Our WhatsApp number is listed below! Text us on Whatsapp if you have any questions or com einto the store!