Style Guide: How to wear a black belt with brown shoes

Style Guide: How to wear a black belt with brown shoes

27.07.2022 Off By manager_1

Two of the most popular colors for men’s wardrobes are brown and black. These two dark colors look great and are easy to style. However, you cannot rely solely on these two colors. Fashion is more than just black and brown. It’s about mixing colors and patterns. Fashion for men should not be dull. So make sure you are comfortable in clothes that make your feel good.

It is not necessary to wear black, brown, or other dark colors all the time. To help you get started when building your wardrobe, think about which colors work well together. You should also consider what clothes are most comfortable for you and what accessories they can be worn with. Shoes and belts are essential accessories. Belts are not an obvious accessory for everyone, but shoes are a must-have.

Why do we wear belts? There are two main reasons why belts should be worn:

  • A better fit
  • Belt loops

It may seem that your pants fit perfectly and you don’t need a belt to hold them together. The general rule for belt-wearing is to wear one on every pair of pants with belt loops. A belt worn on pants that do not have belt loops is considered unfinished and lazy. They may also help to keep your pants fitting better.

What color and when should you wear your belt?

This is a common question. Do I have to match my shoes and belt? As women are advised to match their bags with their shoes, so is it for men. Although it’s not necessary to do this on a daily basis it can be beneficial in certain situations. You should pay more attention to how formal or dressy your outfit is. You should match your belt with your shoes, not just in color but also in material or texture. Do the shoes have shiny black leather? The belt is identical.

Although matching black is possible, it can be difficult to match brown. If you don’t have brown shoes, your belt must be the same color. To ensure that your brown shoes and belt go together, bring them along to the belt shop. This will help you save time and money, as well as allowing you to buy a high-quality brown belt.

It is crucial to match formal outfits with elegant shoes. You can be more flexible when it comes to casual outfits (khaki pants, jeans), with casual shoes (sneakers loafers, chukkas). This is where you can match your belt with your entire outfit. A black belt looks great with any outfit, regardless of whether it is black or white. Brown belts are best for dark or warm-colored shoes (navy and olive, mustard, cobalt, magenta, burgundy etc).

Which colors are best paired with brown shoes?

We all know that black shoes are easy to style. Brown shoes, however, are more difficult, because they come in a variety of shades. It is not just your belt that needs to be chosen. The entire outfit must be coordinated. Let’s look at how to create a color scheme that matches your brown shoes and how it will help you choose the right belt.

  1. Black and white
  2. Neutrals (grey, khaki, olive, navy, beige)
  3. Mid-tone colors include magenta, mustard, cobalt, cobalt, and tangerine orange.
  4. Pastels (lavender in light pinks, blues, and yellow)

Black and white are great ways to start, every time. Both colors are great with brown. A black suit, white shirt and brown shoes make a great ensemble for formal occasions. Black chinos, a white shirt with rolled sleeves, brown loafers, and a brown belt are more casual/casual options. Brown sneakers look great with off-white jeans, a white shirt, and a multi-colored or light brown belt.

You don’t always need to choose crisp white (unless you are wearing a formal shirt), but there are many shades of white. These are actually very light shades such as eggshell, cream, or ivory. These colors are more comfortable for the eyes and make great casual wear choices.

Our color palette of neutrals is expanding, but it’s still easy to match and adaptable for many occasions. Gradually add shades of greys, khakis, olive, navy and beige to your color palette. These colors go well together, along with black and white.

A light grey suit with brown shoes, an off-white shirt, and brown dress shoes are great options for a formal look. Dark jeans and a navy shirt can be paired with brown suede shoes and a brown suede belt to create a casual look.

These same ideas can be used for winter: Replace your shirt with a sweater, and replace your shoes with brown Chelsea boots. You can mix and match neutrals as much as you like.

Are you looking to add more color and contrast to your outfits. You have many options. Dark-colored trousers and a sweater in one of the above colors are the easiest way to create a simple outfit with brown shoes. A pair of brown trousers in brick color with a checked shirt and a brown belt can create a bold look. A full-on cobalt suit can be matched with brown shoes and a brown belt. These colors can be easily incorporated into your outfits if you limit it to three colors on top of the brown shoes and belt.

Pastel colors can lighten your wardrobe. If you already have greys and off-whites, why not try pink or lavender? You can choose the intensity that suits you and your style. You can wear white chinos with a pastel shirt and brown loafers for summer outfits.

One color combination was left out, and it is not recommended. Brown shoes and a black belt can be matched? It’s not possible. In cases where you have no other options or your shoes are very dark brown, this can work. You can distract from the differences in color by carefully choosing the rest of your outfit.

What kind of pants can you wear with brown shoes and a brown belt?

Let’s now see how to match the style of the pants with the belt and outfit.

  • Jeans
  • Plaid pants
  • Chinos / khakis
  • Dress pants/suits
Jeans + brown shoes + brown belt

Jeans are an essential item in every woman’s wardrobe. Everybody has at least one pair of jeans, whether you’re a man or woman, young or old. Jeans can be worn with any color, and they are versatile. Pair your black jeans with a white shirt, blue denim jacket, and a pair of brown shoes. You can go more edgy with ripped jeans and a black leather jacket paired with brown shoes.

Plaid pants + brown shoes + brown belt

Pleated pants are named for the fold between the pocket and fly. This allows for more material around the legs (as opposed to skinny pants). They can be dressed up or down and are very comfortable. You can dress them up by pairing a blazer and a shirt. You can also dress them down by wearing a tee-shirt.

Chinos/khakis with brown shoes and a brown belt

Chinos and khakis, which are comfortable and stretchy and easy to wear, are good options for brown shoes. You can dress them up or down with a stylish blazer or a polo shirt, just like pleated pants. The shoes must match your style. Loafers are a chic option, while sneakers can be worn casually.

Dress pants/suits with brown shoes and a brown belt

Pleated pants can be classified as dress pants or part of suits depending on the material they are made from. However, they aren’t always considered formal. Therefore, a formal clothing category is necessary. An excellent suit can be worn with stylish brown dress shoes. You can complete the look with accessories in the same brown shade, such as a scarf, bag, or belt, and you’re ready to take on the day.

Let’s turn our attention to belts. We will take a look at which belts are available and how they can be worn best.

What about belt material?

We have only briefly discussed colors so far. A black shiny belt should match your shiny black leather shoes. There are many options for belts made from leather.

  • Leather
  • Suede
  • Rope
  • Canvas
Belts made of leather

When you think about belts, leather belts are what comes to mind. Every man should have a classic leather belt in his wardrobe. A stiffer belt will look best with a formal outfit. A braided leather belt can be added to your collection for a casual look. This belt should not be worn with formal wear, but with casual or sporty clothes.

Suede belt

Although suede is leather on the underside, it is still leather. It can be classified as a different material due to how it looks and how it should look. While suede belts can be casually dressed up or down, they are still formal. Remember the rule about matching? A pair of suede shoes can be matched with a suede belt.

Rope belt

Rope is a casual material that can be used in certain situations. A rope belt would be worn to give a nautical feel. It is not restricted to boating-related activities. You can also use it as a belt for summer and seaside outfits. You could also try cuffed white Khaki pants with a Breton stripe top, light brown loafers and a light brown rope belt.

Canvas belts

Canvas is another option for casual belts. They are boring and more functional than fashionable, so you should go for plain black or navy monochrome canvas belts. It can be worn with casual or sporty outfits. You can pair it with jeans and khakis. For shoes, choose sneakers, boat shoes, or chukkas.

Belts can be a whole new world. There are many options for materials, how they are made, colors, buckles, and so forth. These four types are the foundation for any belt collection.