How to style your classic footwear for any occasion

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There are a number of classic footwear styles that will never go out of fashion for men – it’s safe to say you’ll always be stylish and ready for any occasion with an Oxford, any shoe with broguing, and a Chelsea boot in your wardrobe. 

Here are some top tips for how to style these timeless designs, whether at work, out on the weekend, or at the pub with mates. 

The ideal shoe to wear with a suit

Oxford shoes are the pinnacle of formal shoe design; always classic and always stylish. Even though they’ve been around since the 1800s and have universal appeal, the question of “how to wear oxford shoes?” is surprisingly still a hot Google search term.  

Tracing its origin to Oxford University, this timeless design is a clear winner for a more formal occasion or for work. They’re comfortable, easy to keep clean, and work beautifully with any type of suit or fitted trouser, providing a polished finishing touch to a smart outfit. 

If you’re after a formal look but want to inject a bit of personality, Oxfords are now available in a range of colours, as well as the traditional black and brown.  

Oxfords are not the only shoe that look sharp with a suit. Go for a buckled Monk style or a loafer for a slightly more casual feel that still looks slick. These designs are just right for every day in the office, making the transition from work to drinks effortless, or to personalise a suit with a modern twist.

A shoe with a buckle can give a slightly modern twist to a suit

How to style a Chelsea boot

The beauty of a Chelsea boot is in its versatility. The classic polished leather Chelsea boot, or a soft brushed version, is a fantastic all-rounder, perfect for a more casual workplace and smart enough for visiting the family on the weekend.  

Suede styles are the ideal choice of footwear for the weekend no matter how you choose to spend your leisure time. Adding a pop of colour, from a subtle navy to a bolder bordo, livens up a casual outfit and is perfect when paired with a dark pair of jeans.

Chelsea boots don’t have to be in black or brown leather – consider a coloured suede pair for a casual weekend outfit

What shoes go with jeans?

The reason why jeans are so universally loved is that they can be styled with pretty much anything. 

Skinny jeans are still on trend and look great when tucked into a pair of Chelsea boots or turned up to the ankle and worn with brogues – a much more stylish, mature option than trainers.

Skinny jeans are incredibly versatile and can be worn with almost any style of footwear

Even an Oxford can be worn with jeans if styled correctly and can look seriously sharp if paired with classic, indigo coloured straight legged jeans – do not even think about wearing them with boot cut styles!

Straight-leg jeans look great paired with Oxfords

Each season we’ll be launching exciting collections that will freshen your look and break the rules when it comes to classic brogues, Oxfords, and boots. Keep an eye on our social channels (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) to find out as soon as they are available.

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