There’s a fairly antiquated, easy-to-adhere-to style rule that says belts and shoes must match. But as you may have read here (or here), matching isn’t always a hard-and-fast matter. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that the only thing that really needs to match about your belt and shoes is their quality…with one caveat. No black-and-brown combination. Aside from that, go nuts. We concede that your office probably isn’t ready for a paisley belt/electric blue desert boots combo. And that’s not a problem, because today’s technique extends to tone. Simply play off a versatile color like brown. As you can see at right, we’ve paired chocolate brown Gourmet desert boots with a light beige Dunderdon belt. Not matched; but not clashing, either. Think of it as your tonal sweet spot.
One simple way to breathe new life into your accessories rotation.