It may still feel like summer, and if you're like most men I know, I'm sure that shopping and looking sharp for the change of season is probably not high on your list, yet. But just wait for that crispness in the air, those leaves falling and you’ll notice everyone starts taking their style up a notch or two.
So I’ll start small, I’ll head into my thoughts on Fall dressing slowly – with shoes.
When you’re looking at your shoes (flip flops and loafers moved aside) do you see nothing but a collective blob of black, brown or tan? If so you might be missing the boat when it comes to footwear.
Right now the trend toward blue shoes is still going strong. In fact, during Market Week in NY (a time when retailers from all over the country come to NYC trade shows and show rooms to view the latest designs and place orders for their stores for the following season) all variety of blue shoes were part of almost every collection, from loafers to wingtips, to sneakers. (Think jeans and smart blue brogues with a shirt or t-shirt and casual sport coat.)
But if blue is not for you there are other options that can take your style up a notch without going crazy – cognac, muted green suede, or even just a different color shoe lace. The trick is to find that balance between adding subtle color without going overboard and looking cheesy.
If you need a hand in picking out the right shoes for your personal style feel free to reach out or shoot me an email at Nicola@harrison-style.com.