Men’s accessories are an important consideration for men’s fashion as accessories can make or break an outfit, choosing the right accessories can individualize an outfit and set you apart from the crowd. Ties, tie bars, cufflinks and pocket squares are all great accessories, but when considering trousers, do you opt for a belt or braces.
As well as having a functional and essential role of holding up your trousers, belts and braces, known as suspenders in the United States, can make great accessories to enhance and individualize your look with a splash of color or by adding some personality to your outfit, as well as fulfilling their practical role
There are a few simple style rules for belts, which are very easy to remember, Your belt should always match the color of your shoes, black shoes will require a black belt and brown shoes a brown belt, if you can’t match them up then the best advice is not wear a belt at all as the colors will clash, look awful and make you stand out for all the wrong reasons. For a formal occasion opt for a thinner, preferably black belt with a small buckle, and generally avoid large buckles especially large novelty buckles altogether, whatever the occasion and even if you are wearing casual clothes or jeans.
Braces have recently become very popular and they offer a great alternative to a belt and a they can be a great accessory which can personalize your look. If you haven’t worn braces before they are perfect for both formal and casual wear and are available in both button down and clip on styles. Plain, neutral colors, such as black or navy, are very safe as they will compliment most clothes in your existing wardrobe. When opting for braces also consider your own body type, if you are a taller or thinner build opt for the thinner styles, while a broader person should opt for the wider style of braces.
Braces are perfect accessories for a suit and can be worn for the office, simply match the color of your suit to be safe, and you will have an instant smart and fashionable look, the braces will look great if you remove your jacket too. Braces will look equally as good with casual outfits, even jeans and for an even more casual look . Which ever way you wear your belts or braces, and you can be very creative, they will allow you to have an individualized and very stylish look at little extra expense. » Read more: Men’s Fashion – Belts and Braces