El­e­vat­ing Style Quo­tient

Shop­ping for shoes is an ex­pe­ri­ence that ev­ery­one loves to in­dulge in, be it a peppy teenager, a busy ca­reer woman or even a mid­dle-aged man in his 50’s. But choos­ing from a gazil­lion styles and col­ors can be a lit­tle be­wil­der­ing.

Shoes & Accessories - - Contents - – by: Harki­rat Singh, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Wood­land

The key to el­e­vat­ing your style quo­tient is to be up­dated with the right shoe trends that run the vogue as footwear can play a huge part in how an en­tire out­fit ul­ti­mately comes off. Wear­ing the wrong san­dals with the per­fect sum­mer dress can ac­tu­ally be a deal breaker. So, the whole char­ac­ter of an en­sem­ble can be so­lid­i­fied or tar­nished thanks to what­ever footwear one is wear­ing. Shop­ping for shoes is an ex­pe­ri­ence that ev­ery­one loves to in­dulge in, be it a peppy teenager, a busy ca­reer woman or even a mid­dle-aged man in his 50’s. But choos­ing from a gazil­lion styles and col­ors can be a lit­tle be­wil­der­ing. So to make your de­ci­sion eas­ier, here is our cu­ra­tion of the hottest ca­sual footwear trends for both men and women that have ruled the run­ways of Mi­lan, Paris and New York this year.

From clear PVC shoes to chic strappy san­dals, there have been a lot of ca­sual styles that have gained pop­u­lar­ity ow­ing to the im­por­tance given to the ‘com­fort fac­tor’ by many celebrity and fash­ion stylists these days. The comfy and ca­sual slide san­dals made with rub­ber and mink is spot­ted on many celebri­ties for their air­port and af­ter-gym re­laxed looks. These mod­ish san­dals are just per­fect when you want to show off those pretty man­i­cured toes and can be sported for var­i­ous oc­ca­sions like a trip to the mall, a movie date or even when you have friends over for brunch.

It goes with­out say­ing that the ever­green sneak­ers

will al­ways stand out and will re­main time­less and iconic to­day and every day. Be­ing one of the eas­i­est shoes to style with a sum­mer dress or with a pair of yoga pants, this trend is un­doubt­edly here to stay.

An­other trend to look out for is the plat­form san­dals. This gor­geous style looks ab­so­lutely stun­ning in any form of footwear like rub­ber slip­pers, strappy san­dals or even train­ers. This can be just the right trend for short peo­ple who can make a fash­ion state­ment at any ca­sual event with­out wear­ing the for­mal heeled shoes.

An exquisite yet com­fort­able and re­laxed look is what men are tar­get­ing to flaunt these days and com­ing to their ca­sual footwear trends, it can be said that it all has been about the pat­terns and col­ors of these reg­u­lar, ca­sual moc­casins, boat shoes, train­ers and sneak­ers that have been given the fash­ion spot­light in the lat­est col­lec­tions of all de­sign houses. Nowa­days, com­fort­able men’s shoes are be­ing made more ver­sa­tile so that they add to a lot of pur­poses.

The durable chukkas that fea­ture a min­i­mal­ist de­sign go well with any in­for­mal out­fit and should def­i­nitely be an es­sen­tial piece in your closet. A pair of penny loafers is also a must for all fash­ion en­thu­si­ast men as its sim­ple, ef­fort­less style cre­ates im­mense ver­sa­til­ity mak­ing them wear­able for any in­for­mal or for­mal oc­ca­sion.

How­ever, the trick to pull of dif­fer­ent col­ored shoes or shoes with novel, in­tri­cate and ex­cit­ing pat­terns as they have emerged as a breath of fresh air in the mo­not­o­nous cat­e­gory of men’s shoes.

“From clear PVC shoes to chic strappy san­dals, there have been a lot of ca­sual styles that have gained pop­u­lar­ity ow­ing to the im­por­tance given to the ‘com­fort fac­tor’ by many celebrity and fash­ion stylists these days. The comfy and ca­sual slide san­dals made with rub­ber and mink is spot­ted on many celebri­ties for their air­port and af­ter-gym re­laxed looks.”

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