With the weather reaching warmer climes, you may be on the hunt for lighter, and brighter footwear to follow suit. Heavy black boots are best for the back of the cupboard – it’s time to update your wardrobe with styles that are cool in every sense of the word.
From espadrilles to loafers, we’ve outlined the summer footwear you need in your life this season.
Summer is all about pairing back and toning down, so why not switch your usual trainers for some summer-friendly ones?
Under Armour offer great sporty designs with a stylish focus.
Meanwhile, summer styles from Puma, Adidas and Nike all offer an abundance of colour options and styles.
An easy to wear slip-on shoe is the perfect choice for summer.
It’s easy to overdo it though, so be careful what you pair them with.
Avoid wearing a popped-collar polo shirt, for example, or you may end up looking like someone from a badly styled 80s pop video.
When the temperatures soar, no one wants to go to work, let alone put on smart clothes.
Loafers present a great summer alternative to heavy brogues.
Suede penny loafers are a lighter choice and also look smart for when you have to carry on as normal despite the heat.
The espadrille is the ultimate summer shoe.
Obviously, within the workplace this style is only for very specific occasions, such as a business meeting in Cuba.
Mostly, the espadrille is best worn as part of an off-duty look.
But, if you are planning on dressing up, pair the shoe with a linen suit for a great smart casual look.
Slides are a great choice post-workout or just for pottering around the house on a hot day.
Since they’re made form plastic and foam, they make great pool shoes too.
But despite their humble use, this shoe comes in a variety of stylish options. W
e like the sporty styles from brands such as Adidas and Nike, in particular
Strictly speaking, flip-flops should be left to the beach or the pool only.
Though we admit they can be seen sneaking into other areas of our lives.
This easy-going style is great for transitioning from the pool to the bar.
We’d be lost without them.
We know what you’re thinking.
We said no boots and now we’re saying you need to wear boots just to confuse you.
Desert boots are great hot-weather shoes as they were originally made for British soldiers in the desert.
Packed with cooling properties, think of them as drinking a hot drink on a summer’s day.
The desert boot is a menswear staple that can be dressed up or down, and worn with or without socks.
Versatile and stylish, the desert boot is the perfect all-around summer shoe.
No summer look is complete without a pair of sunglasses to protect and serve.
For the ultimate stylish frame, go for the Vuarnet VL1610 in gold and pure brown.
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