Rules are for squares, my best friend would always say. She’d never match her shoes and bag, and would always wear socks with sandals – things my mother would say a lady should never do. I secretly loved rules. I mean, let’s face it, hosiery and open-toe shoes really aren’t a handsome couple. I do love creating my own couples though, something unexpected but almost obvious: a vibrant eye shadow with a fun pair of shoes, or pairing your jewelry with your belt – why not.
Gold and black works every time: it’s an instant touch of elegance that often gets pushed aside to evening looks. However, when matched with an everyday belt, it can instantly upgrade a daytime look. Pick a simple, classic design, or even a graphic, modern piece to go with a daytime belt. Mine is a skinny, pony hair belt that I wear nearly every day, but the cuff instantly added a feel of luxuriousness.
A good necklace and a belt pairing can be perfect finishing touches for an otherwise masculine look. Go for pieces with intriguing details that could ask for a second glance.
A multicolored earring can be the highlight of your outfit. Simply match the belt to any of the colors in the earring for a flirty and fun look that is perfect for day and night – just a matter of popping on some heels!
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