MAN'S WORLD

In the past we have seen men's clothing take on a new life draped across beautiful woman's bodies the world over. From over sized dad shirts to the more recently popular boyfriend jean, this season we are stealing another masculine fashion staple, the mannish shoe.

The mannish shoe has been stomped all over the catwalks at the Autumn/Winter fashion shows earlier in the year, with Chloe, Marc Jacobs and Daks all leading the way with this daring trend showing off some of the best examples of loafers and brogue shoes. So it's time to say goodbye to those 6 inch platforms and hello comfy masculine inspired flats.

Don't be put off by thinking you'll be walking around the streets looking like you've stolen your dads best shoes, these beautifully designed pieces feature some of the best examples of intricate leather design, with cute cut out patterning and fringing detailing and some pairs also explore soft patterned suede in luxurious colours. Whether your feeling daring this Autumn/Winter season or want to go for a more traditional mannish shoe, there really is something for everyone. These are a great example of some of the more daring pairs; team with a simple black tea dress so the shoe design really makes a statement.

  

 

To pull of the mannish shoe, without looking too mannish yourself it's important to get the balance of feminine chic just right. Keep things cute, add a pair of lace or frilled socks in a cream colour as a real contrast to the shoe itself. If you're feeling a bit more daring why not try a sock in a deep gothic inspired red to bring a more rock chic feel to the look.

Keep the cute look on going, wear with your favourite summer floral dress, team the dress with thick black tights or knee high socks to keep you super warm this winter.

Why not try adding some real rock chick attitude by wearing a lace dress with these gorgeous William Sharp cashmere and Swarovski socks, they have real Swarovski crystals sewn into them, how could these socks ever be wrong! Teamed with a pair of blue suede shoes, this gives a totally new dimension to the mannish look. Whatever you’re wearing this Autumn to Winter season, make sure you’re putting your man foot first.