Today’s question comes from Andrew. He asks:
“You never mention belts? Shoes and belts, should they match?”
There are two old school rules when it comes to belts and matching:
- Your leather belt color should match the leather of your shoes.
- The metal of your belt buckle should match the metal of your watch.
Rule No. 1 only applies to dressy shoes, like oxfords, loafers, and boots. Don’t try to match your sneakers, it’ll look stupid. (My go-to sneakers are white Adidas Stan Smiths. Can you imagine wearing a white belt?)
When it comes to why you should match your belt and dress shoes, it’s simple. When you don’t, it clashes and looks strange.