What shoes to wear to a formal event

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

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Keep smart, keep cool

Cool and smart? Yes, it’s possible to achieve both. All it takes is a breathable pair of linen trousers to make you look stylish and feel comfortable at the same time. Try teaming them with a crisp white shirt, navy blazer, and black loafers.

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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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Breathe life into a formal look

That’s right – stuffy suits are a thing of the past. This season, breathable pieces like a neutral linen blazer and plain white linen shirt is the way to go. As for the rest? Finish the look with grey formal trousers and black loafers.

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Look smart without the suit

Dressing for a wedding doesn’t have to mean a suit, particularly when the weather is warmer. Separates in lighter shades are smart and celebratory.

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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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Mix it up in green

Giving a smart look a stylish edge is as simple as switching out your classic chinos. Go for a green shade to stand out for your individual style, and keep the rest of your look classic to stay on dress code.

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Pick breathable fabrics

Experimenting with warm-weather dressing is a whole lot easier when sticking to breathable fabrics like cotton and linen. Keep things smart (and cool) by choosing a linen blazer and trouser combo and styling with a cotton Oxford shirt.

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Tone on tone

There’s more to building a smart look than meets the eye – why not play with tones to elevate your ensemble? For contrast (and depth), pair a dark grey blazer with mid-tone grey trousers. Adding a light stripe shirt comes highly recommended too.

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