Men's smart / casual summer shoes for 2023

As summer is suddenly upon us, I've been tasked with finding clients some casual summer shoe options, that they can wear here, and for going on holiday. Mostly they prefer a closed in shoe, over sandals but want a change from trainers.......though I snuck a pair in here as sometimes you just can't beat them!

Here's what I've been recommending and clients have been buying on our personal shopping trips:

Valesca red suede loafers - personal styling for men

There's lots of this casual loafer style around, and in fact I bought some similar ones with a client this week. The colour of these is slightly unusual though, and I've recommended them to another client, so I thought I'd include them here.

Perfect to wear with cotton trousers and a linen shirt for a smarter look, or with shorts and a knitted polo shirt for a more casual but elegant look.

As you'll notice from the next couple of recommendations this is my new favourite brand! I've been taking quite a few of my personal shopping clients to their London shop in Chiltern Street, Marylebone.

'Ferèe' red suede loafers - Velasca - £265

Valesca lace up espadrilles - personal shopper for men

Sometimes, people just can't get on with slip-on shoes and prefer something with laces......if that's you too, then you may like this lace up version of an espadrille. And if you have large feet in proportion to the rest of you, then lace-ups have the added bonus of making your feet look smaller as the front of the shoe is broken up with detailing. 

These would look great with chino shorts, or casual linen trousers and a short sleeved Cuban collar shirt.

'Masee' dark brown espadrilles with laces - Velasca - £170

Valesca 'Ciciarun' white leather tennis shoes - personal shopping for men

Yep, perhaps not the most original suggestion but sometimes you just can't go wrong with a great pair of trainers. I had one client recently, and much as we tried other styles, we reverted back to them - especially as we'd just bought some lovely cargo pants and we both felt trainers were the best option.

I love this style with the gum sole and the coloured heel, and they'll pretty much go with everything. So if you're in the market for a 'no-brainer-trainer' then voilà - I've found them for you! 

'Ciciarun' white with gum sole leather tennis shoes - Velasca - £240

Russell Bromley green suede deck shoes - personal shopper for men

I liked these as they're slightly different from your regular deck shoes with the mixture of suede and leather, plus the dark green makes a change too. You could wear them casually with shorts and light coloured chinos, or put them with a pair of seersucker trousers like these for dressier occasions.

Green 'Midway' suede and leather deck shoes - Russell & Bromley - £245

Slowear navy suede espadrilles - personal styling for men

In between espadrilles and slip-on trainers, this pair would be really versatile. You could wear them to the beach with shorts and a polo shirt, or with a lightweight summer suit and a t-shirt for a lunch in town. And if navy isn't really you, they also come in khaki and a cocoa brown. 

Navy suede calfskin espadrilles - Slowear - £405

Do you struggle with summer shoes and clothes, and find it hard to look put together in the hot weather? Then, don't leave it too late to book in for your personal shopping trip for men, as the sales are on NOW so the summer stuff won't be around for too much longer. (I gets earlier every year!)

You can book your shopping trip today by clicking the button below.....once I receive your order, I'll be in touch within 24 hours (and probably much sooner!)to arrange a convenient date for us to go shopping. If you have some questions you'd like to ask first, then give me a call on 07739 469088 or email me here and I'll get straight back to you.

Here's a recent lovely Google review a client left me, after we'd been shopping:

"I did a day's personal shopping with Sarah and was very pleased with the results. I came away with some things that I knew in advance I would get, some things that are very "me" but I wouldn't have found on my own and some things that I wouldn't have chosen for myself, but I'm nevertheless very pleased with. I've worn the outfits we chose on several occasions since and always feel confident with them.

Sarah has a good eye for what works and her enthusiasm really helped keep the momentum up. She's also very good company, which helps when you're spending the day working together.

Her advance scouting really helped save time on the day, it was worth it just for that, we started the day with a plan and a list of places to go so no time was wasted, as I don't get to London very often that was invaluable.

I would definitely use her services again."

You can read more reviews here and here's the link again to take the hassle and stress out of shopping for yourself and book in your personal shopping trip.

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