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Brown leather shoes: how to wear them in style all year round?

The good news is that strolling along terraces and sun-drenched streets are activities you should be planning in the very near future. May heralds the arrival of fine weather and spring-like temperatures. Why not add a touch of style to your summer walks by exploring the world of brown leather shoes? Brown shoes are classic, timeless city shoes that are a must-have for every season.

Women's loafer Regine 19 Melvin & Hamilton
Men's loafers Leonardo 46 Melvin & Hamilton

Derbies, ankle boots or loafers, this warm colour can be found in all our collections, from classic models to the boldest lines. In this article, we reveal our fashion tips for wearing brown shoes in style, all year round.

01 What shade of brown should I choose for my shoes?

Heren schoenen Leonardo Melvin & Hamilton

Before diving into the styling details, it's important to choose the right shade of brown for your shoes. Brown is a versatile colour that pairs easily with a wide range of shades, from light and warm to dark and deep. To be on the safe side, opt for dark brown cameos such as brown, auburn or chocolate. If you're looking for a more relaxed, summery look, light shades like cognac or camel will be perfect for you.

02 Men's fashion: how to wear brown shoes

Spring-summer: brown shoes for men

Men's mules Clive 30 Melvin & Hamilton

For mid-season, opt for brown shoes in light leather or suede to complement your spring looks. Pair brown mules with a grey or beige chino and a light linen shirt. For a more formal look, opt for dark brown loafers that can be worn with a light suit, perfect for a wedding or special occasion.

Autumn-winter: brown shoes for men

Men's monks Lewis 52 Melvin & Hamilton
Men's enkellaarzen Alex 9 Melvin & Hamilton

In winter, brown shoes are an essential part of a man's wardrobe for facing the cold in style. Brown leather monks are a chic and trendy option for chilly days: pair them with raw denim jeans and a chunky woollen jumper. For rainy days, opt for brown ankle boots to keep your feet dry and stylish.

03 Women's fashion: how to wear brown shoes

Spring-summer: brown shoes for women

Women's oxfords Sonia 1 Melvin & Hamilton

Perfect for a sunny day at the beach or a stroll around town, opt this summer for brown leather sandals with a bohemian feel, to be worn with denim shorts. For a summer office look, pair brown derbies or ballet flats with 7/8 jeans or a light, long dress.

Autumn-winter: brown shoes for women

Women's ankle boots Selina 46 Melvin & Hamilton
Women's derbies Betty 3 Melvin & Hamilton

As soon as the temperature drops, slip on a pair of brown leather boots or ankle boots: an elegant, timeless choice to complete your winter outfits. Pair them with black jeans and a camel wool coat for a casual-chic look. For a more sophisticated look, opt for brown derbies in animal prints, to wear with a colourful cashmere jumper and white trousers or a midi skirt.


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