You may not immediately realize it but pairing boots with a suit is actually well suited – pun intended. It is a stylish and modern alternative to wearing the usual lowcut oxford or derby shoes with your traditional two-piece or three-piece suit. In fact, slipping into a pair of boots and elegantly walking around with your boots peeking from under your classic suit trousers instead of the same old dress socks is such a fresh view.
How to wear boots with suit
Wearing your usual suit with boots is actually one of the simplest ways to elevate your style and take it a fashionable step forward. Whether you want to wear a suit and tie for a formal occasion or a suit, sans tie and with an open dress shirt for a more casual evening out, the black Chelsea boots with suit are an easiest option to wear.
Now, there are a few things to consider when updating your suit ensemble by stepping out in boots. First is the occasion. What type of suit and corresponding fabric are you wearing, and where are you going or what event are you attending? If you’re wearing a classic black, navy or grey wool two-piece suit for a professional occasion, a sleek pair of leather boots, like Chelsea boots with suit will work perfectly well.
There’s just something about the sleek and striking look of a tailored dark suit paired with a simple necktie worn against a crisp shirt and completed with black leather boots. Brad Pitt or Tom Ford are among gentlemen who have walked many a red carpet donning the elegantly modern ensemble. It’s one that you can also easily wear yourself.
Take note that you don’t have to wear a solid colored, single breasted suit to be able to pair your outfit with boots. A patterned suit in virtually any fabric and color combination will look just as great with leather boots. Again, these are stylish looks that you can also easily replicate with your own wardrobe.
High polished leather boots are not the only pair you can wear with your well tailored suit. Suede Chukka boots are also a great and equally stylish alternative. Steve McQueen was known to wear his suede chukka boots with his suit. You too can don a color coordinating look or choose to add a subtle dose of contrasting color by pairing a royal blue single breasted suit with dark brown suede boots instead.
This leads us to the next thing to consider when choosing the boots to wear with a suit: color combinations. There are a few ways to go about this. One way is to wear a monotone outfit, matching the color of your boots to the color tone of your suit. Take, for instance, David Beckham. The fashion forward super star has worn a plaid tan suit with matching tan suede boots. The monotone style suit and boot combination is one that you can also adapt, with any suit and with any color that you’re comfortable with.
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Alternatively, wearing a pair of boots in a contrasting color from your suit is a great way to add a pop of color to your outfit. You can either wear a completely contrasting colored pair of boots or match the color of your boots to a particular element of your outfit. For instance, wear a dark checked colored suit and complement it with brown colored accessories, whether it be a brown tie, pocket square, newspaper boy hat or even a brown leather watch strap. From there, complete your outfit with a pair of boots that match your brown accessory. As another option, you can also play with contrasts and wear a grey striped suit over a casual grey jumper for a relaxed look. Add that dose of style by stepping into an eye-catching pair of dark burgundy leather boots.
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The great thing about updating your standard suit attire with a pair of boots is that you have the freedom to style it however way you want and in whatever way fits your personal style. Whether you want to wear a single or double breasted suit, a two-piece or three-piece ensemble and combine it with Chelsea, Chukka or Dress Boots, the choice is yours. Wearing a pair of boots with a tailored suit is a fashion statement, which signifies that you’re a modern gentleman of style. It also gives you the license to break free from any traditional sartorial rules.
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