Sandals & Flip Flops
Slip into a pair of sandals or flip flops this weekend and forget about the work week that is usually filled with suits and lace-ups. These summer essentials will be part of your weekend uniform and ensure you keep your feet cool on those hot days. It can be tricky understanding how to style a pair of sandals, particularly if you tend towards a more formal wardrobe. However, there’s a new approach to dressing a pair of men’s sandals and it’s not just about shorts and flips flops. The type of sandal you choose depends on the style and length of shorts you’re wearing. For example, a smarter style would work best with a pair of leather sandals. Flip flops work with denim or lightweight cotton shorts. You can also choose between lightweight rubber or a sturdier leather pair of flip flops. Your weekend activities will determine what style you choose. For hitting the beach or hanging out by the pool, rubber is probably the easiest. If you want a slightly smarter pair then choose leather. As comfortable as flip flops may be, they offer less arch support for your feet, so avoid wearing them when you’re walking long distances. There are leather and canvas sandals that offer more arch support and are ideal for those active summer holidays. But, as summer blurs into autumn you can still wear your sandals on warm afternoons but you might prefer to pair them with cropped trousers or cuffed chinos. And if you’re keen to take it up a notch for that sundowner engagement party wear your leather sandals with cropped trousers, a plain T-shirt and a statement blazer. This is an alternative spin on summer smart casual. Regardless of how you spend your weekends, you’ll find a pair of sandals or flip flops in this section that suit your style and lifestyle.