What smart shoes to wear to a formal event

If you’re looking for Formal event outfit ideas featuring smart shoes, our stylists have done the work for you. Browse the different combinations they’ve put together below.

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A considered finish

Contrast a grey suit with a classic navy overcoat. A dark green tie and checked scarf add extra points of interest without going too bold.

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Pink and navy are a match made in heaven

As preppy a colour combination as you could wish for, this duo nonetheless feels fresh thanks to the addition of stone chinos.

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Outerwear that elevates

A well-fitting overcoat is the kind of item that instantly sharpens any outfit. Worn over your formal trousers and knitwear you'll still look polished even when you’re away from the office.

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Smart side of smart-casual

Ditch your tie and you transform your look from working week to drinks-on-a-rooftop. Just ensure the suit and shirt fit perfectly, to avoid looking like a politician.

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Staying smart in any weather

A structured coat is a clever outerwear option with a suit – it’s still smart but adds warmth without adding bulk.

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A subtle upgrade

Use texture to add some extra detail to any smart separates combo. A knitted tie or textured blazer elevates your outfit without grabbing too much attention.

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Stay refined in the rain

Don't let wet weather dampen your smart look. Throw on a weatherproof field jacket in a dark, versatile hue over the top to save you from looking dishevelled in the rain.

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Look smart in colour

A handsome look doesn't require a monochromatic suit. Opt instead for separates in complementary colours to nail a more statement-making style.

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