Picking out the right style and colour of shoes to match your suit is essential to creating a polished and stylish outfit.
You would have noticed that well dressed fine guy in a decent suit, shirt perfectly ironed, and his lapels looking sharp – but you look down and shockingly, the shoes are just not working matching his suit and you begin to wonder if he dressed up in the dark.
Of course, fashion rules were made to be broken and black shoes go with almost anything. However, if you want to stand out, a light or dark brown shoe with a navy, blue, or light grey suit will do the wonder.
Here are a few tips on what shoe to pair with what suit:
A Black Suit
In terms of versatility where your footwear is concerned, plain black works best or a deep burgundy for a look that’s relaxed but still elegant.
A Grey Suit
Grey suits though matches many skin tones, they aren’t as heavy as black, but they still give a formal, sleek look. Black shoes are your most reliable option in terms of achieving a great look. If your grey suit is on the lighter side, however, you have a little more flexibility and a deep brown tone, or even a more interesting burgundy will work perfectly well.
A Navy Blue Suit
These are far more versatile than black ones. You can probably even make a navy suit work with more exotic colors if you have them, although blue is generally too close to make a good contrast. Black, brown, and burgundy tend to be the most reliable hues and are great options to have on hand.
A Brown Suit
Brown suits work with most brown shoes. However, let there be a visible contrast between the color of the shoe leather and the color of the suit. If they’re identical or almost-identical, it looks off. The darker the suit, the darker the shoe. If your suit is light enough, a tan coloured shoe might work well. DON’T EVER PAIR BROWN SUIT WITH BLACK SHOES!!!