What smart shoes to wear to a formal event

In need of Formal event outfit ideas featuring smart shoes? Our stylists have put together a range of different outfit ideas for you.

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Mix colour and pattern

You don’t have to stick to grey or navy when it comes to suits. Mixing different colours and patterns feels modern and youthful – just make sure to keep things different enough that it feels intentional.

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Keep your style razor-sharp

A navy blazer, crisp white shirt, and green chinos are a failsafe smart combination. Finish the look with monkstrap shoes that feel more statement-making than brogues or loafers, and you're sure to stand out for all the right reasons.

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Update your navy suit

Is there anything more classic than a navy suit? Make it less office-wear and more wedding-ready by paying attention to details like a knitted tie and crisp pocket square.

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Add pattern to your suit

A navy suit with a white shirt and a patterned tie is a timeless combination. Keep the base of the tie navy to complement the suit, and you can have fun with the pattern.

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Nail sophisticated style

Instead of wearing a white shirt with your navy blazer and trousers, opt for grey. This softer contrast will create a sophisticated, contemporary aesthetic – especially when you throw a camel coat over the top.

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Experiment with smart style

Smart separates feel instantly elevated when you switch from your usual greys and navys to earth tones like green and brown. The effect is a refined academic feel that shows you know how to experiment with smart style.

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Consider a tonal palette

In the mood to make a statement? Go all out with a bright colour for your outerwear. We love a striking red – it's a classic shade that screams confidence. Then, match with a scarlet tie for a cohesive finish.

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The finer details

A crisp white shirt echoes the light pinstripe in these trousers, a simple way to draw the eye to the smaller details.

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