The hot and humid days are upon us and while that unfortunately means you’re losing sartorial options in an effort to keep cool in the heat, that gives you more chances to play around with your footwear. We present some options, in collaboration with Pedro.

A Guide to Dress Shoes and Casual Sneakers-am_il_v1001_i_f77b7c17a065f57b30b45ce3a7dd888e73_f1261c6cbdb6744785befa3f27eeec2910

Dress Shoes

Expand your colour options instead of just sticking to dreary black. Try on a brown- or cognac-coloured pair, which still maintains your professionalism while giving a dash of colour to your outfit. And when you’re not wearing a belt, try matching your shoes with your bag instead.

Instead of oxford shoes, experiment instead with derby footwear. The latter can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Casual Shoes

White sneakers are the staple for the summer season. If you’re looking for more character, try a two-tone option instead – dominantly white with a red stripe, for example.

It’s also not a sin anymore to wear sneakers with a suit. The key is to break up your suit with a pair of denim jeans or chinos instead. And on weekends, why not try dressy sandals instead of boat shoes?

For more tips, check out the video above, brought to you in partnership with Pedro.

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