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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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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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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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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A summery statement

A summer wedding is a great excuse to play around with pattern and fabrics. A linen or checked blazer is different to your everyday style but still smart. Keep everything else simple to let the blazer stand out.

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A match made in sartorial heaven

Tuck a light-blue shirt into brown chinos, and you’ve got yourself a classic-cool look in an instant. Add extra contrast and definition by throwing on a blue blazer. Winning.

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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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A break in the layers

Layering a lightweight knit under your suit jacket isn’t just a useful way to keep warm. It also breaks up the head-to-toe colour block of the suit and adds some texture to your look.

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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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