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Brown suede shoes for every occasion

Brown suede shoes for every occasion

I've been thinking about dark brown brogues and Derbies recently whilst with clients, as the perfect thing to go with summer suits.

I find that suede looks more summery than leather, and the dark brown goes better with navy than tan which can be too light and too much of a contrast with dark trousers. If you buy them to go with a suit, they can also been worn easily with jeans or chinos in varying shades. Here's some of the ones I've chosen with different clients for various outfits & occasions:

Categories: Shoes, Smart/Casual dressing, Accessories

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What shoes should I wear with a smart casual outfit?

What shoes should I wear with a smart casual outfit?

When I go to clients houses to do a wardrobe edit  I'll often find a distinct lack of shoes. They will probably have some smart black Oxfords to wear with suits and some sport trainers and perhaps some hiking boots, but quite regularly I'll find there's not a lot in between, so they struggle putting together a smart casual look.

So I often find myself looking for this style when we go on a personal shopping trip. As well as buying smart leather trainers  (you can see the sort of style I mean here though they don't have to be white), we also look for ones that can be a little more formal and be worn for work and / or going out.

Categories: Shoes, Smart/Casual dressing, Summer

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What shoes to buy in summer if you don't like sandals

What shoes to buy in summer if you don't like sandals

Every summer I get asked by a number of clients what shoes I can suggest for summer to wear with shorts and no socks (or no show socks) as an alternative to sandals.

Here are some of the suggestions I've made which you may find helpful if you too, don't like getting your toes out in public in summer - or just find it easier to walk around in something that actually covers your foot :~)

Categories: Shoes, Accessories, Summer, Holiday, What to wear

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Winter accessories & how to wear them

Winter accessories & how to wear them

Winter accessories can really help to show your personal style and also to help your outfit look finished off and put together. It's the small details that often make the difference....a great pair of socks peaking out from under your jeans, a beautiful scarf, a hat to add some colour to your outfit. Here are my top picks of winter accessories and how to wear them.

Categories: Colour, Shoes, Accessories, Casual, Winter, Gift Ideas, Hats

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