With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of ditching the clumpy, heavy boots of winter and opting for something a bit more bright and breezy. To match some of the key menswear trends of Spring/Summer 2012, plimsolls and sports-style shoes are perfect; they look cool with a range of trousers, including jeans or chinos, but equally can be worn on smarter occasions with a shirt and formal trousers.
Here at Littlewoods we’ve got a great range of menswear and mens shoes for Spring Summer 2012, and the new sports-styles shoes are some of our favourites. For summer, choose a pair in a lighter colour or brown rather than navy or black; the KG Mens Firth Slip-on Shoes are a great choice to pair with jeans, or with a pair of charcoal or dark brown suit trousers.
Dark blue or denim-look plimsolls are perfect with jeans, but we also like them with this season’s bright trouser trend. Try the Lacoste Andover VY SPM Mens Plimsolls, with a cool denim-look upper, or the iconic Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox Mens Plimsolls in royal blue, with a dark red or bottle green trouser for an on-trend look.
White trainers and sports-style shoes are still incredibly popular, and these in particular look great in summer with a suit (trust us!). Choose a classic style, like a deck shoe or simple lace up, for the most sophisticated look: Lacoste is a well-respected and iconic brand, so their Lacoste Bateau Mens Plimsolls are the perfect accompaniment to summer! Similarly, we also like their Lacoste Ampthill MB SPM Mens Boots for a slightly different look.
Another option this Spring Summer is to go all out for the brights trend with some funky plimsolls. Choose a pair in a bright (but versatile) colour – these colour pop plimsolls will look good with jeans but also try them with a dark suit or other subdued outfit for a great contrast. The Vans Authentic Mens Plimsolls in bright red are a particular favourite; the Vans Era Mens Trainers are also good if you fancy something a little less brightly coloured, as they have a subtle burgundy and grey colour scheme. For a more sporty look, the adidas Originals Nizza Hi Mens Trainers in blue, orange and white feature the distinctive adidas stripes for a cool, slightly retro look.
The most important thing with wearing your new sports-style shoes for Spring Summer 2012 is to keep them in good condition: there’s nothing worse than scruffy trainers or plimsolls with a great pair of jeans and a shirt, so keep them clean and don’t wear them tramping about in fields. Well, at least until festival season!