Shoes – the most versatile and interesting feature of styling. Essentially, the first thing to start your styling with. There are hundreds of combinations possible for pairing up the correct shoe that matches your attire. As fascinating as it sounds, because of its versatility, more often than not, you will fumble with the correct pair and you will notice a sudden drop in your fashion graph.
Picking up correct shoes becomes much easier, if you’re rich enough and can spend 4000 – 5000 INR without any concern at all. However, those shoes do come with superior quality, and shiny noses. Realistically, this isn’t the case with most of us. Frankly, not all of us are from riches and we all are in that budgeted styling group, so I wanted to share some suggestions for getting what you need, which would look great, when paired up with correct clothes, and most importantly, under 1000-1500 INR.
Shoe-styling is quite a substantial one to fit in a single blog post, so, we will split this topic into different blog posts, where each would shed some light on different aspects of shoe-styling. Having said that, this part would be about some kind of shoes and later parts would have some more. I would also leave links for most of them, that are my personal favorites, and are in our budget to get us started with styling. Knowledge is the key to awesome styling! So, without any delay, let us get started!
1. Brogues :
This is one of my favorites and the best one to start with. Brogues are the kind of shoes that have a pore-texture all over them. These are mostly, brown and tan, I prefer brown. It does come in Black, but goes less preferred, cause, the basic essence of it, the texture, seems a bit lost. These come in several price ranges, depending on the quality of the texture and shoe.
How to dress :
Brogues are quite versatile, and hence are preferred over so many other things. Brogues can be dressed up for formal occasions like formal meetings or date-nights. But, importantly, these can be used for semi-formal to upper-casual occasions like business casuals, or casual outings too.
Brogues go great with chinos, if you are in love with brown brogues like me, try wearing them with navy chinos, or formal grey trousers, they go literally awesome with those. You can wear them with heavy washed blue jeans too, depending on the occasion.
Brogues are often very costly, cause they come up with a great feel and would add a lot of weight to your overall personality. But, don’t worry, with a little over than a minimum compromise in the quality and shine, we can pull off great Brogues and look awesome. The below is what I bought, the quality is fine, it comes with a roasted nose, and is a great steal for its price. Click on the image and make it yours right away!
This has already become a tiring long post. We will wrap this post here. Next post we will cover about last one of the formal type, then we will move onto casual and semi-casual shoes. So, do come back for the next post! Until then, “stay stylish, stay under budget.”