At most offices, admiring one’s coworkers’ toes is, at the very least, grounds for an uncomfortable meeting with HR. Luckily, Lucky isn’t one of those offices, since I’ve been eyeing our social media director Virginia‘s killer pairing of an all-white pedicure with matching white Birkenstocks for the better part of my tenure here (it’s only been a few weeks—I’m not that creepy!). I’d never really thought about coordinating my toes to my shoes before—or if I have, it’s always been a happy accident—but now, especially with more masculine footwear shapes being all the rage, the detail seems like a fresh touch.
Of course, no one has the time to change up their polish every time they change their sandals, but having some shoes in mind when you pop into the salon (or sift through your stash of polishes at home) is easy enough. To start you off with some inspiration, I’ve rounded up 11 pedicure ideas paired with the best open-toed shoes to show them off—whether you’re all about finding the perfect match or are looking for an unexpected new combo that doesn’t clash (or even one that does, but looks extra-cool while doing so).