Tips For Matching Mens Dress Shoes
If you find that you are bored with the same suit, tie and button down day in and day out, there are ways to jazz up your style. Remember there is only a minor difference between fashion forward and fashion disaster. Choosing great accessories to wear can make your look unique and appropriate without making it look overdone. Playing around with your ties, belts, shoes and watches can add zing to your look when done with class.
Many men forget how important shoe selection can be. So many men have a brown pair and a black pair-and that’s it. There are tons of different shoe styles and colors available that will really help your look stand out from the crowd in a good way. Here is everything you need to know to match your shoes with your suit and get a custom look sure to impress.
You should have several pairs of black dress shoes in several styles. Black shoes go with suits in shades of gray, black and blue. If you are just building your business wardrobe, always start with black shoes. Black shoes are considered the most classic and tailored of all shoe colors.
Brown shoes will usually cover any look that the black shoes don’t. Surprisingly though, shades of brown can vary greatly and not all shades of brown will work best with a given suit. It is also important that you have a belt that really matches the tone of your brown shoes. Don’t mix an espresso brown shoe with a reddish brown belt if you really want to look like you understand fashion. Very rarely will you ever want to mix brown shoes with a black belt, so it is important you have at least one belt that perfectly matches each pair of brown shoes you own. Suits in tan hues usually go best with brown shoes, and greens are often best complimented with brown as well. Blue suits can often go with brown or black shoes, and brown is often chosen when you want the look to be a little less formal.
Choosing A Style
Style is the most important part of pairing shoes to your outfit. Be sure the style of the shoes matches the style of the outfit. If worn with the right suit, a pair of Italian shoes in a style between a cowboy boot and a loafer can look amazing. With the wrong suit, they can look like clown shoes! Be sure to only wear trendy shoes while they are still a hot trend and with a suit that looks to be of the same style. You can also sometimes wear a funkier shoe and other accessories with a very plain, basic suit. Just be sure the style of the suit and the style of the shoes aren’t completed different.
You will also want to be sure that all other accessories you wear such as belts, ties, and watches are also of the same style. A look that is well put together will give you the appearance of a man that understands fashion. Just throwing on trendy items in a haphazard manner will make you look desperate for attention and just plain silly.