Keep reading to see what footwear you should wear to your next holiday party.
The sneaker has grown up, and we’re all for it. This once-casual go-to has graduated from streetwear events to buttoned-up happenings. You’re in the clear wearing them to relaxed office parties and holiday get-togethers with your everyday rotation, but why not take them even further? Pair with a darker pant and fairisle sweater and you’ve got yourself an easy upgrade to a smart-casual look.
Denim is a safe bet when wearing sneakers, but don’t ignore chinos. Pair these two items to create a modern, street-style vibe.
Prepare to get noticed. When you want to make a statement, this style is your best bet. They ride the fence between classic and cutting-edge. Maybe it’s the double-buckles, but in any case, they will stand out. If you’re headed to a business-casual occasion, opt for brown or black. Wear them with a sweater layered over a collared shirt, and you’re ready to go.
You’ll get the most bang for your buck with these shoes. You can wear them with a full suit or with jeans. In either case, you’ll look like a style expert.
Want to look like the most sophisticated guy in the room? Sporting a pair of brogues will do just that. Think of an oxford with a perforated pattern. These shoes visually read formal with a touch of old-world charm. They go naturally with a suit or a pants-sweater combo. Throw on a turtleneck, and you’ll be dressed to impress.
Be thoughtful when working this style into a casual outfit. This isn’t the type of shoe that will match just any pair of casual pants or denim so when in doubt, stick to darker colors.
Are boots okay to wear out? Absolutely. In fact, you can find pairs that are polished enough to do double duty—rugged enough to complement denim and polished enough for tailored pants. If you’re going for more of that mountain-man feel, these shoes are the perfect companions for black jeans and a shearling coat. Beard not included.
Unless you’re going for a distressed look—nothing wrong with that—consider giving your lace-ups a quick polish for a little extra panache. We have a quick how-to guide here.
Ready to elevate your holiday shoe game? Take your style quiz, order a Fix and ask your expert stylist to throw a pair of sneakers, brogues or boots into your Fix to complete the holiday outfit you can’t wait to rock.