Let the occasion decide your shoes

Half the battle is won when you are wearing the right footwear with your outfit in sync with the occasion. There are rules for everything and thus the shoes too have a few rules. You cannot wear everything everywhere. You need to know what suits when. So, know the rules to pair your outfit with right shoes in different occasions.

Kuldeep Singh, managing director, San Frissco, and Saggar Mehra, creative director at Sunil Mehra, have listed a guide to decoding shoes matching with the occasion:

Corporate shoes
Lace-up dress shoes would be perfect to make an impression in client meetings and office conferences. A black suit should always be matched with black shoes. A grey suit can be paired with either black or brown, likewise with navy blue and light blue suits.

Friday formals
Fridays are mostly relaxed and so should be the shoes. Well, relaxed is fine but it should still be in line with official decorum; hence, leather loafers are a great way to celebrate the much anticipated weekend. And if one wishes to experiment, one can opt for something textured and groovy too to suit their personal style.

Sunday vibe
Whether one is going on a movie date or fetching groceries for the coming week, comfort is what one aims for. Going for sturdy, reliable and comfortable sneakers can never go wrong with comfortable denims and tees, or even a well-fitted shirt that’s mostly how one dresses on a Sunday.

Evening shoes
Evening shoes serve different purposes. They should be versatile in design so that one can switch from being on a dinner to going to a party. Shoes like brogues and suede loafers are fit for almost all your evening commitments. They are trendy, comfortable and stylish.

Wedding shoes
Wedding shoes for men are broadly divided into two categories — Indian and Western. The traditional embroidered jootis or the leather strapped sandals are the right choice if you opt for a proper traditional look when you’re attending a wedding. Formal lace-up shoes and even loafers go well with suits and bandhgalas.