Your shoes must be the same color or darker than the hemline of your garment.
Avoid white shoes as people will tend to see your shoes rather than you. White shoes are permitted but if you try to have an upgraded image, then do not wear white shoes.
Your shoes must match your handbag unless you dress up for an event then your shoes must match your dress and you wear a clutch bag.
Don’t think black shoes go with everything as black is a color and if you want to look classy and put together don’t wear more than two colors at a time.
Have three sizes of handbags and use them according to your activities.
Gain in the image stakes by having a handbag that you can be proud to open.