EVERY SHOE YOU NEED FOR YOUR SPRING/SUMMER WARDROBE
One of the easiest ways to shake up your wardrobe for a new season is with accessories. The cornerstone accessory of any outfit? A great shoe. Whether you’re wearing a suit to work, a smart-casual look to a wedding or a laid-back look at the weekend, the right shoe can be the perfect finishing touch.
From sandals to loafers to double monk-strap shoes, we’ve got everything you need for the warmer months. Read on to see them all and get outfit inspiration.
White leather trainers
You can’t go wrong with a solid pair of white trainers; they pretty much go with everything, and they’re lightweight enough to see you through spring and into summer with ease. Ours are crafted from brilliant white leather and pair well with anything from denim to chinos, all the way to light-coloured casual suiting.
As seen above, trainers are essential year-round shoes, but you can switch up your trainer choice when warmer weather hits. Our Brighton neutral trainers offer up that more summer-y feel thanks to their lighter colour palette and on-trend chunky sole. They’ll also go with just about anything you’d like, be it shorts on a really warm day or a suit in a smart-casual setting.
Leather loafers with chunky soles are a massive trend right now, and we’ve got two pairs this season: one in black and one in warm brown. Use the black ones to ground a lighter-coloured outfit, or pair them with a suit to add some personality. The brown ones are ideal for more casual outfits, or if you want to make a summer suit a bit less formal.
While still on-trend like their leather counterparts, these suede loafers are a more classic take on the shoe. Straddling the line between loafer and deck shoe, they’ll work well with a pleat-front short for a preppy look, or with a suit for a garden party. They’re also ideal for smartening up a pair of jeans—just be sure to balance the look with a polo or a casual collared shirt.
There are loads of choices when it comes to formal shoes, but if you’re looking for something a bit different, go with a tassle loafer. Crafted from a light brown leather, they make for an unexpected alternative to classic Oxfords that’ll work with pretty much any suit. The tassle detailing also adds an extra level of texture and interest.
Whatever shoes you choose to add to your wardrobe this season, make sure you’re focused on versatility both in their silhouette and their colour. Consider how often you’ll wear them and make sure there’s more than one occasion they’re appropriate for. That way, you’ll get the most out of them, and for your money.
Don’t forget the socks
Socks are just as important as the shoe, especially if they’ll be on show. If you’re heading to a wedding, match them up with your tie (or your buttonhole if you’re a groomsman) for a cohesive, intentional look that will turn heads.