Sometimes, an otherwise great looking outfit can be ruined just by a belt that is out of the place. Small details like a belt can go a long way in making your outfit look very stylish or just tacky. You should know how to make the right choice of a belt for the outfit that you’re donning. Let us find out just how to do just that – matching your belt with your outfit.
Match the color your belt with that of your shoes
You must have heard this one golden rule a gazillion times – match the color of your belt with your shoes. And it is true. A matching belt and pair of shoes give your outfit a complete, wholesome look. Especially when you’re wearing business professional or formal attire, the color of your belt should be exactly the same. However, in case of casual outfits, you don’t have to wear the exact same color belt as your shoes. You can wear a belt of a color close to that of your shoes, but not too far from it. For example, a dark tan pair of shoes can be paired with a brown belt, but not with black. A timeless black leather smart Ratchet Automatic belt like this is a must have for your formal as well as casual outfits.
The belt to wear with shoes that aren’t black or brown
Now, you won’t always be wearing only black or brown shoes with your casual attire. What kind of belt to put on, in this case? The answer depends on your outfit, and the kind of options you want to explore. First, there are brands that offer leather belts in various colors. For example, Amedeo Exclusive offers your Ratchet automatic belts in shades of navy, gray, tan and even white. So, as long as you can find a belt for your shoes, you’re good to go.
In case you’re wearing a shoe that doesn’t match any belt, you have two options. Either you can go for a canvas belt. They come in a lot of colors, but they don’t provide the sheen and clean look of a leather belt. If you want to go for a leather belt, this is what you should do:
- Any shoes or outfits on the black / white scale (white shoes, light grey shoes, dark grey shoes, black shoes) go with a black belt
- Any shoes or outfits with dark and vibrant tones (navy, dark green, dark purple), or warm, fall tones (brown, burgundy, tan / cognac, rust orange, mustard yellow) go with a brown belt
Keep the belt in right contrast with the colors of your outfit
Keeping the shoes aside, your belt should also go well with your outfit. Neutral colours (black, white, shades of gray, navy, olive and shades of brown) will go with anything. If your outfit consists of warm or fall tones, go for a brown belt preferably.