Boys Just Wanna Have Fun!

B-Store Mario 36 Floral Lace-Up Shoes - £220.00, ASOSThis season it’s not just the girls who have been wooing us with their fancy footwear, there are also hot new footwear trends that the boys can try too.


When thinking about fashion, it’s more than likely that ladies wear will receive the most spotlight, which is why I have chosen to write an article dedicated to the flamboyant trends for men. I wanted to prove that guys can also have fun with what they can wear. In the past it seems almost like choices for men have been fairly limited in terms of innovation, but not for Spring/Summer 12! Yes that’s right, there is a lot to look forward to so be sure to put your best foot forward.


Looking through magazines and trend sites, I have noticed that brogues are hugely popular and diverse. Whether it’s simply a hint of colour in the detailing, or an entire colour-pop shade, it all depends how daring you’re willing to go.

Mark McNairy Mixed Material Brogue Boots - £285.00, ASOS


ASOS are now stocking a wide range of eye-popping brogues and derby shoes. Try the T+F Slack ‘Exclusive to ASOS’ Ikat lace-up brogues if you want to experiment with animal print (also note the mustard-yellow sole which is a personal favourite of mine). These are not too plain but not too ‘out there’ either, which is a perfect blend if you’re just starting to play around with your fashions, an ideal office to after hours look for men.


For those feeling a little more adventurous, why not go for the B-Store Mario 36 Floral Lace-Up Shoes, which feature a bold floral design and authentic leather sole. Channel your feminine side and wear with confidence to ensure you are the envy of your friends.


T&F Slack Exclusive To ASOS Ikat Lace-Up Shoes - £210.00, ASOSAnd finally, colour contrast is the most current of the smart-casual trends for men. With this in mind, choose these Mark McNairy Mixed Material Brogue Boots to integrate texture and variation into your understated weekend look. Suede and leather go hand in hand, and I think you will agree that the bottle-green shade coupled with neutral brown tones are nothing short of perfection. Also, not forgetting the contrasting sole and laces for that added touch of style.


Shoes will always be in demand for both men and women, so it’s only fair that both sexes get to make a statement this season. And with plenty of inspiration out there on the catwalks and the high streets, I’m sure you will be spoiled for choice!