Hey guysss 😀 .. How are we doing? Happy weekend!! Hope we all had the best week? Not too stressful and what not? Sure we did 😊
So today guys, let’s attempt to navigate the forgotten and often faux pas-ridden land of the leather sandal. Disgraced by sock pairings and shamed by its Velcro-strapped cousins, the sandal has been all too readily dismissed in recent years. Billed as feminine and un-stylish by many, during high summer the sandal should be seriously considered as your off-duty go-to.
Sandals have always been pretty polarising, which is largely down to some gross misuse over the years – and in the wrong hands they can still look terrible, yet, with all that in mind, the sandal still has a certain amount of stigma attached to it. Thus, good styling is critically important when stating the case for this high fashion essential.
An extremely lightweight footwear silhouette, sandals are the most qualified option for keeping your feet as cool as possible during the heat. More appropriate than flip-flops, more breathable than boat shoes and arguably more versatile than espadrilles, sandals (particularly leather versions) are a refined choice that can adapt to a wide variety of scenarios and occasions.
Until now, you may not have given much consideration to the powerful pairing of a lightweight linen, cotton or seersucker suit with sandals. Granted, this isn’t a look for an upscale wedding or an event with a strict dress code, but slipping your lovingly pedicured loaves into a sophisticated leather pair for a smart-casual occasion could be the subtle tweak you need to stand out from the rest of the crowd.
The key is to go minimal with your accessories – wearing a tie with sandals and tailoring, for instance, might look downright ‘dad’ if not done properly, let your sandals make the statement but go classy with intricate details like rings, wristwatches, neck pieces etc.
I accessories this look, particularly with my watch courtesy of the Daniel Wellington Brand .. Simply, but yet, very classy! And what’s more guys, if you really like the watch, feel free to go to the website .. www.danielwellington.com to cop yours and you can use my discount code “AKIN” .. That’s 10 percent off 😉
The sandal is always likely to divide opinion; for some it’s the ultimate faux pas whilst for others it’s the ultimate in laid-back, refined summer style. Versatile, comfortable and as seasonally-appropriate as it gets, it’s about time the sandal’s merits were taken into account.
I styled this look with a lapel less suit by @twif_clothing which was very appropriate for this editorial .. Patterned pants by @sanks_official .. Accessorized with a neckpiece and bracelet from @westbrookbracelets also 😊
The Sandals, being the major topic of this editorial, was crafted to perfection by Nigerian brand @313eko shoes .. Not even hype, but when it comes to leather crafting, this brand is exceptional!
In the words of their creative director;
At @313eko, we design and manufacture handmade leather craft that will bring the world closer to our market (made in Nigeria) cos we see the urgent need to correct the international perspective or wrong believes towards our nation. It’s best to know that many more nice things can or ‘are’ coming soon to the world even as we tell more to the world on the new trend #suitonsandals @313eko shoes
Check them out guys .. I highly recommend 😊 .. I wasn’t disappointed and I’m certain you wouldn’t be also.
Thank you so much as always for reading guys .. Everyone of you. I really appreciate your support. I hope you have the best weekend and an even better week ahead. God bless you ❤️