Sometimes in Singapore we get lulled into this false sense of what casual is, and that usually turns out to be what we can safely call, ‘coffeeshop-casual’. This usually means a singlet/t-shirt, shorts and a pair of flip-flops. This ensemble is very comfortable, but hardly stylish, unless you are dressing for the beach, or as mentioned, the nearby coffeeshop where nobody really cares about how you are dressed.
However, if you are heading out for a night on the town with the lads, or a romantic evening out with a lady friend, then picking the right shoe really does make a difference to your outfit, and it shows that you are taking the evening seriously. The following four pairs of casual shoes will take you from the outdoor trails to a night out in the city, and we will teach you how to wear them.
The weave of the canvas on this pair of shoes is tough and made to withstand light treks and walks along dirt trails. Roughing it out in these won’t be a problem as the thicker rubber soles help protect your feet.
Pair them with a pair of your toughest looking jeans and a plaid shirt if you are going for the manly, rugged look.
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The light sheen on this pair of shoes let’s you pass it off as a pair of semi-formal footwear. This will allow you to wear it with a simple dress shirt and designer jeans for that smart casual look which means you will look well-dressed for most of the dining establishments in town, and not look like you were heading down to the local convenience store.
NIGHT AT THE CLUB
Dressing for the clubs is not something that’s easy to do. Very often, you only have two routes to go by: 1. Follow the latest trends of the season or 2. Find your own sartorial voice and let that become your sense of style. This pair of designer sneakers let you express your own voice, even if it’s not in line with the current trends.
Pair this with your favourite designer t-shirt and skinny jeans to let your personality shine through.
This pair of boots are probably the toughest to pull off, and yet it is the most versatile of the four. This is because of the advant-garde design, which is not for the faint-hearted. Putting on these boots literally means you are making a statement about your sense of style – non-mainstream, eclectic, and with a devil-may-care attitude.
WHERE TO BUY
ALDO #03-24/26 WISMA ATRIA TEL: 6836-2271
ADIDAS ORIGINALS BY ORIGINALS KAZUKI BRACKEN #01-09 PACIFIC PLAZA, TEL: 6238-6388
CAMPER #B1-13 ION ORCHARD, TEL: 6509-9310
TIMBERLAND #01-01/03 THE CENTREPOINT, TEL: 6735-9050