Men’s Style Shoes Spring 2013 Trend
Men’s Style Shoes Trend
An ankle strap may be one of the biggest footwear trends of the upcoming season but the men’s style shoes that were so popular a couple of seasons ago are back. It may be just one of the Spring 2013 trends but men’s style shoes for women certainly stand out from the sea of heeled shoes and sandals. Women’s loafers, brogues and oxfords have made it to the market to become a niche footwear style but some of the designers decided to bring back the trend for Spring 2013 season.
Victoria Beckham dressed her models in black and white men’s shoes while Giorgio Armani and 3.1 Phillip Lim created their own takes of the classic men’s footwear. Colorful men’s style shoes could be seen at Karen Walker and Julien David Spring 2013 shows.
So how does one pull off the men’s style shoes? What are the rules?
3.1 Phillip Lim
First of all, they should be worn with confidence. I would say they better go with the pants but what do you know, some celebs and fashion bloggers managed to pull off the brogue-skirt combination. So I guess it’s a matter of style and a certain outfit. The pant suits are a perfect match for men’s style shoes simply because that’s a familiar combination. But you can always experiment with other outfits.
Left: Julien David Right: Karen Walker
Loafers are easily paired with the skirts because they are more like ballet pumps. These flats come in a wide variety of styles from leather and tassels to glitter party designs. At Giorgio Armani loafers were made in satin and embellished with crystals.
At Karen Walker and Julien David models mostly wore skirts and dresses paired with the men’s style shoes among other footwear so you could say that fashion allows it. Take a look at how designers paired men’s style shoes to their outfits in the gallery.