You have many options as far as color of shoes and accessories to wear with a steel-gray dress. You can wear gray / pewter color shoes and carry a silver or colored handbag (red, yellow, tan, black, etc,). Add silver jewelry and you have a great looking outfit. A black purse and shoes would look lovely with a steel-gray dress and you can wear pearl or sparkly (quality rhinestone or diamond) jewelry. Colored shoes like red with a gray or silver metallic handbag would look chic with a gray dress. Experiment and try some different options. Different accessories with a steel-gray dress will give you some different looks!
Accessorize Like the French
The French chic know how to transform their look with accessories. They accessorize to change the look of their neutral color, classic, basic style clothing. French women know how to add a trendy accessory every season. They accessorize their basics with one or two other colors. They always buy trendy items that go with what they have in their closet. A good quality bold, splashy color handbag or a trendy detail like a new shade of lipstick will accessorize a basic.