The rule of thumb when it comes to belts and shoes is that they should match; so if you’re wearing black shoes, then you should pair them with a slick black belt, and the same goes for brown. You don’t have to find a precise match – that’s a bit too old fashioned – as long as they are in similar shades you’re good. It’s also important that your belt buckle matches the other accessories in your ensemble, so wear a silver belt buckle with accessories in the same color “family,” like silver or stainless steel.