We are hearing more and more about the Smart Casual Style and the expansion (even to those who were less accustomed to it) of casual shoes, which once almost completely fell into oblivion in favor of Sneakers.
By casual shoes we mean all those styles that are neither stylish and classic, like our dads’ lace-ups, nor sports-inspired like sneakers. Casual Shoes can be loafers, boots, or booties with an essential style, with or without laces, and made of premium materials such as suede, leather or organic materials.
The current trend of casual shoes is attributable to the spread of the new Smart Casual style, let’s see in detail what it is.
It is an outfit somewhere between formal and casual, involving neither the use of a jacket – too dressy – nor sneakers, too informal, but a mix of relaxed, simple, and refined looks.
In the Smart Casual style, hoodies are paired with elegant three-button coats and relaxed jogger pants; the shoes are casual and comfortable, adaptable to any occasion of use during the various hours of the day: from work to an evening outing, you will never be out of place.
The following selection of brands and models is designed to build the perfect smart casual look: brands such as Clarks, Dr. Martens, Camper, Timberland, and Sebago offer trendy, comfortable styles with fall and winter color palettes. Let’s see them in detail.
Also confidentially called “Docs,” this is a trend-setting Boot since 1960 that has become synonymous with essential, no-frills style and, because of this, loved and worn by everyone, regardless of style or social status.
Camper is a brand born on the island of Majorca, Spain, that has been producing casual shoes since 1975. The creative team makes about 500 models each season, all made of top quality leather, recognizable by their essential design, with or without laces.
The coolest lace-up loafers ever, they have been powerfully back on trend for a few years now: women’s platform, low and mid versions have made it possible to diversify styles and outfits of the wearer. Perfect to pair with almost any kind of pants, from wide leg denim to straight denim, from joggers to mom fits.