When it comes to accessories, think outside the box. Whether you want to add a splash of color or play with patterns, the key is to find something that complements your outfit and makes sense for the occasion. In this article, I’ll show you how to choose what kind of belt goes with what kind of shoes and how those choices affect your overall look.

Color is Key

You may have heard of color as a way to help you find items in your closet or on the internet, but did you know that it’s also an important consideration when it comes to choosing shoes?

Your shoes should match the color of your belt. For example, if you’re wearing a gray belt and gray shoes then they shouldn’t be too dark or too light because they won’t match well together!

If they are too similar in tone (and especially if they are close shades), then people will think that one person has more money than another person just based on their clothes and accessories. This can be awkward at best and offensive at worst!

Think of Matching as a Spectrum

There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to choosing the right belt or shoe color for your outfit. Instead, think of matching as a spectrum a range of possibilities that includes everything from completely different colors (i.e., blue and red) to shades that are close together in the same family (i.e., blue/green). It’s important to note that some combinations will look better than others; if you’re unsure about what works best for you, ask somebody who knows more about fashion than we do!

You can also match your belt with your shirt by matching its color or pattern with yours; this could be as simple as wearing complementary hues like black socks paired with black pants or brown shoes worn alongside light-colored pants such as khakis/jeans etcetera).

Your Belt Should be Darker than your Shoes

When it comes to belts and shoes, the rule of thumb is that your belt should be darker than your shoes. For example, if you’re wearing a dark shirt and light pants, then the color of your belt should also be dark. If you’re wearing a light-colored shirt with dark pants or gray jeans, then make sure that the color of your belt matches this outfit as closely as possible.

If you have a white T-shirt on under all this black clothing (which I wouldn’t recommend), then put on a black dress shirt underneath it instead this way, even though there’s nothing against which to contrast colors; there’ll still be enough contrast between them both thanks to the difference in hues between those two pieces!

Use your Everyday Outfit for Guidance

It’s important to use your everyday outfit as a guide when selecting a belt and shoe. Think about the same color palette, style of shirt/blouse, and even your favorite accessories. For example, if you wear black clothes most days but want something else with your new belt or shoes (maybe purple), try going with that instead.

If you don’t like what comes out of the dryer after doing this step either or if it just isn’t working for whatever reason, you can always go back later when you have time again!

When in Doubt, go for a Classic Brown

As a rule of thumb, brown is a classic color that will go with anything. It’s also a neutral color that can be matched to any outfit or skin tone. If you’re not sure what to wear with your belt and shoes, go for something in this classic brown!

Brown is versatile enough to go with everything from jeans and T-shirts to dresses and jackets. This makes it the perfect base for any outfit and if you want something more daringly bright than black or white (or if you just need an extra piece of flair), try pairing it with other shades like green or blue!

Match Accessories

Accessories are an easy way to bring your outfit together in an interesting way. They can be a great way to add color to your outfit, or texture if you’re into that sort of thing. Accessories are also great for highlighting individual pieces within an ensemble (like the belt buckle on your nice pants).

Do those glossy brogues go with that knitted belt, even though they may look like the proverbial bee’s knees? Would glossy patent leather shoes look okay with a matte black belt? Pay close attention to these because they are the little things that can make or break a style. If your footwear has a fastening, match it to your belt buckle; if not, use your other accessories, such as your cufflinks, tie clip, or watch.

A narrower belt is a need if your preferred shoe design has a pointed toe and is slimmer. It keeps a consistent theme throughout your outfit and, believe it or not, is a solid method to win style points. Why not go for a couple of looks if you’ve gone through the trouble of selecting slim-fit suits to highlight your body type? The same can be stated about wider belts and shoes. Size is important, but only to the extent that it should match.


After you’ve put these tips into practice, don’t forget to ask yourself one final question: “Am I wearing my belt and shoes correctly?” If the answer is no, it might be time to take a trip back to the store and make some adjustments. Remember that belts are meant to be worn tight around the waist so they won’t slip off even with all those layers underneath! And then there are plenty of other ways we can integrate them into our outfits like using them as belts for bags or over shirtsleeves when wearing button-ups or polos. By following these easy tips, you can make your outfit look less like a uniform and more like an individual piece of art.

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