Perhaps the Best Smart Casual Dressing Guide You'll Ever Read (Continued)
Smart Casual Style Tips
Toe The Line
As with jeans, there are few casual settings nowadays where you can’t get away with trainers. But if you’re in any doubt, then play it safe. The right shoes can rescue even the worst fashion disaster – the reverse is hardly ever true.
What makes a smart shoe more casual? Colour: black is smartest, brown is more casual and tan more casual still. Silhouette: a round or almond toe is more casual than a pointy one, as is a chunky sole. And texture: nubby, matte suede is more casual than smooth, shiny leather.
For those reasons, wingtips, Derbies, loafers, Chelsea boots and chukkas are better bets than office-y Oxfords. But some examples can be very smart, some very casual. So tread carefully.
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