Best Belt for White Button Down

Q. I just bought a new button down white short sleeve shirt and I love the look of wearing a black belt with shirts although I’ve never tried it. I’m always at a loss with what type of belt to wear with shirts. Could you help me to find the perfect belt to go with my white button down shirt?
– Belted

A. This answer could not have been simpler. Anything goes with a classic white button down. A black belt is a safe bet, but don’t stop there. Choose stripes, patents, bright colors or a neutral woven band to give your white shirt – and whatever you pair it with – distinction.


1. Women’s Basic Leather Belts, $16.50 at
2. Lacoste 201000, $64 at
3. Silk resin-buckle belt, $34 at

4. Cynthia Rowley Patent Leather Belt, $42 at
5. Lucky Brand Leather Embroidered, Perforated And Studded Belt, $2 at
6. Splurge: Gucci Bamboo D-Ring Buckle Belt, $315 at

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