Ever thought men’s shoes are gonna be a trend for women? Here’s everything you need to know about the trendy boyfriend shoes!
Hey beautiful! Men’s inspired shoes for women are something we’ve already seen in 2016. The shoes had heels, embellishments and were too feminine. But that’s passé. In the Fall Winter 2017 collections, we saw a new trend – androgynous shoes. These are exactly men’s shoes and if you saw a man’s pair and a women’s pair side-by-side, you wouldn’t be able to differentiate.
These shoes are blurring the lines in fashion between the two genders. Just like jeans, pants and tees! Fashion is very much unpredictable! Isn’t it?! And we’re calling them – drumrolls please – boyfriend shoes! So, we saw various types of boyfriend shoes style this year – loafers, oxfords, monks and many more in the runway collections. Here’s all you need to know about this latest trend fresh from fashion week!
Why Boyfriend Shoes Are Better
It was tough for me to accept this trend. Yeah! Why would I hop into my man’s shoe? They aren’t feminine or pretty enough to entice us fashion lovers. But Shilpa explained to me few facts and I had to give ’em a thought.
- The pretty shoes are so uncomfortable (not all, but most of them). Like the pointy toe heels – they are in trend but wearing them to the office everyday is such a pain.
- We live in a generation where we compete with men as equals at the workplace and comfort is very much essential to surpass our counterparts. So, boyfriend shoes are better than embellished shoes or heels on any given day.
- The boyfriend shoe doesn’t have to be an ugly shoe. With such amazing looks from the runway collections, I bet you’re gonna love this trend. Brogues are especially cute-looking!
- Older women have been wearing footwear inspired by men’s shoe styles at the workplace already. With confidence! We can rock ’em too if we wear them with style.
We saw different types of men’s shoes for womenswear in the runway collections. We saw loafers, sandals with socks, double monk shoes, brogues, oxfords and bit loafers in designer collections of Dior, Dries Van Noten, Versus Versace, Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs FW17 RTW collections.
We saw derby boyfriend shoes paired with a midi skirt in a look by Dries Van Noten. Derby shoes are formal and go well for office, especially if you have a meeting. You can run around and complete tasks hassle free – perfect for the modern woman who is trendy and smart.
How to Style Boyfriend Shoes
I loved the cool loafers with tall socks by Marc Jacobs. I personally love loafers and until I came to know about this trend, I had no clue that they’d become one of the trendy boyfriend shoes! See! Comfort matters. If wearing long socks is a trend, then I’m open to trying them too with skirts. We can even layer them over fishnet tights and pair them with sweater dresses in the winter.
Trendy Boyfriend Shoes: Gallery
So, the new trend is fashionable and comfortable too. You just gotta open up and wear them. So, what do you feel about this new boyfriend shoes style trend? Will you try it or ditch it? Or are you already wearing boyfriend shoes? Tweet us @Shilpa1ahuja.
Sahana is a Senior Staff Writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. With an experience in fashion and lifestyle writing, Sahana is responsible for Indian and international fashion week coverage every year, and is developing an expertise in apparel trend forecasting. She also writes about health and fitness, having pursued yoga for 6 years now. She’s not a gym person at all but is all for “running in the park” and is an amateur cyclist. Books and coffee are her other passions. She’s also an amateur photographer. She’s a hardcore Bollywood fan and she loves to cover the nostalgic topics on the same. From fashion trends to famous characters, she can make anyone love Bollywood! Her best article has been 90s Bollywood fashion, a readers’ favorite so far! Prior to her experience with ShilpaAhuja.com, Sahana has written as a freelance author for online magazine, Mashup Corner, and interned at EventsHigh as a content writer. Her blogs on basic fashion, makeup, fitness and city’s food joints that gave her a chance to experiment with her writing. She also has voiced her opinions about feminism and equal rights for men and women at PolkaCafe journals and after quitting her job, she decided to take up writing as her full time career.
Sahana is an engineering graduate and has worked in an MNC, Tesco, for more than a year as an Operations Support. It was her sheer love for fashion that made her quit the monotonous 9 to 5 job to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She’s originally from Bangalore and is currently settled in Chennai (she’s loving the city)! For any queries and discussions, contact her at [email protected] You can also tweet her at https://twitter.com/Sahana_17