It’s your classic story of “Boy Meets Girl.” Taking the classic styling of menswear and making it sleek, feminine, and cute. Menswear was a huge trend for Fall, and for good reason. The definitive tailoring, the strong lines; there’s something empowering about this trend! With clothes, getting the look right can be tricky. You don’t want to go TOO baggy, TOO slouchy, or TOO boyish. With shoes, however, it’s pretty much a safe bet.
The wing tip shoe has been a staple in men’s closets for years…centuries, actually. Known as “brogue” in the rest of the world, Americans adopted the name “wing-tip” by interpreting the perforated/stitching design on the toe as either a “W” or a bird taking flight. To be honest, women’s wingtips have been around for nearly as long as men’s, but were nearly impossible to tell apart—no fun.
These days, your favorite shoe companies are coming out with more ladylike and comfortable styles that can be worn with everything from light and airy dresses to skinny jeans to cropped pants to dressy shorts…to basically anything in your closet.
The Born Arletta was a huge hit for the Fall (and for my own personal closet). For Spring, Born has come out with a lighter, very versatile color in the Desert Burnished leather. The velvet laces give a perfect touch of femininity, while the low profile upper allows delicate exposure for your upper foot and ankle. LOVE this style.
While I am sporting this style with rolled skinny cargos today, fashionista Emma Watson shows the perfect example of how a pop of color can help a wingtip oxford pair perfectly with a Spring-ready dress.
If you don’t want to totally delve into the wingtip look, a more subtle version is a cap toe oxford pump. The Savana Lace Bootie from Fossil would go great with a pair of tall socks or tights as it starts to get warmer but isn’t quite summer weather.
Born made another hit on the menswear trend with this loafer inspired pump. A perfect example of a modern take on traditional style, the Born Nance has the look of a tassled loafer combined with a stacked heel and rich leather, bringing handsome sophistication to any look.
Embrace this trend and look entirely chic and sophisticated with styles you can find at the right price on at Dodds Shoe Co.!