What shoes to wear to a formal event

In need of Formal event outfit ideas featuring 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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Invest in a blue check waistcoat

While it might not seem like the obvious piece to pair with a green blazer, this contrasting combo actually screams sophistication. Throw a light blue shirt and brown formal trousers to the mix and look on in awe.

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Why we’re all for formal dressing

While we like to keep things casual, occasionally, a smart and preppy look is high on our agenda. We’re talking a blue shirt, navy trousers, and a grey overcoat. Put some prep in your step with a check blazer and penny loafers.

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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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Ivy league style for all

A denim shirt with a tie and blazer might feel like a left-field move, but it works if your tailored pieces are full of texture. The whole thing feels smart, but a little more casual.

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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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Nod to subtle colour

An understated hue for the cold season? Deep red. Opt for a rollneck jumper in the subtle shade to brighten up a check blazer and grey wool trousers. Remember: a little colour goes a long way.

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Lighten the mood

Get a spring in your step for warmer days with a fresh new colour palette – think greys, blues, and neutrals. For styling, layer a light-tone coat over a check blazer and grey formal trousers. Then, add a classic blue shirt to break up the tone.

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