First off, I'm 25 years of age, live in Houston, TX. I am a complete noob when it comes to style - my girlfriend is always disappointed in my outfits as she's more of a hipster. Anyways, I am trying to get my act together. I am tired of wearing sloppy clothes or just whatever I can find off a clearance rack at Khols. I'm beginning my journal from the ground up, starting with shoes.
Well, I impulsively bought some Allen-Edmonds Fifth Avenue Park in Walnut. I love the lighter brown color and thought it would be a good first purchase of a full leather shoe - I wanted all the detail to be visible.
However, I have these in now and realize they do not go with anything I have. I am not exactly sure what I can even wear with these shoes and I'm assuming my options are fairly limited. I am considering exchanging them for black of a darker shade of brown. I really want to keep these shoes, they are beautiful, but I think it will be frustrating trying to find the right colors of clothing. I have read countless threads here at styleforum and I see a lot of folks go with charcoal or lighter grey slacks. Some says jeans will works, others say no way. So I'm posting this here today in hopes of fresh opinions and advice and what I can do with these shoes.
I want to wear these to work no more than 2 days a week and maybe to special events (I read that shoes should be able to rest for a minimum of 48 hours between use). My work environment is business casual so I never have to wear a suit. I normally wear wool dress slacks and khaki chinos, depending on how I feel. I wear button downs and maybe a sweater when it gets cold.
Thank you for your help in advance, and I look forward to your response.