Q: What belt can I wear when I wear sneakers? Does it have to match the color of my sneakers?
-- Tomas, Pasig City
A: I find that military belts work best when pairing with sneakers. No, you don’t have to match colors like what is typically prescribed when wearing leather shoes. That’s because wearing sneakers is obviously more casual and therefore the traditional pairing rules can be relaxed as well. Your military belt’s color can match your pants, your shirt or any dominant color in your overall outfit. If you’re still unsure, then ditch the belt altogether. That’ll work too.