If there ever was a season for monkstraps, this upcoming Fall season would be it. If you’re not really sure what dress shoes should be in your repertoire this fall or you’re tired of those dingy shoes in the darkest depths of your closet, monkstraps couldn’t have arrived a better time.
In comparison to other formal shoe styles, this is an option that can easily carry you from day to night. Monkstraps can display a business-ready look if paired with a suit or a khaki, while on the on the flipside, they can also easily showcase a casual look when combined with a quality hemmed denim jean or chino.
Not only can these shoes give you numerous style options, there are also several techniques one can apply to properly rock them. Throw them on in suede or leather, a great way to add a little texture to your look, or if you’re feeling particularly innovative or inspired, try buckling only the lower straps and leaving the top strap unbuckled. You could even opt to give your shoes a vintage look by adding a darker shoe polish. This will add a worn in feel to them.