Fall 2012 shoe trends: the cap toe continues

Cap toe pumps and flats made a small appearance for the spring/summer 2012 season, and with the explosion of the menswear trend for fall, this style of shoe is HOT for fall 2012. The cap toe is a classic menswear feature found on shoes, so it is only natural that as menswear takes over for the fall season, we will find cap toe pumps, boots and flats on store shelves everywhere; as well as on the feet of everyone who is fabulous.

Although the cap toe is associated with menswear, fashion-savvy ladies do not need to dress head-to-toe in the menswear trend. This can be a tough trend to pull off, but the cap toe is an easy style to incorporate into one’s wardrobe without looking like they stepped out of a 1930’s gangster flick.

The cap toe pump, bootie or flat can easily be paired with casual attire such as jeans in order to add flair and a slightly dressy feel to the overall ensemble. The top worn with jeans can easily be feminine if you are not thinking of rocking the menswear trend. The only word of caution would be not to wear cap toed loafers with feminine apparel as these heavier, wear-only-with-pants shoes need to be balanced with menswear style apparel. Pumps, slim flats and booties with cap toes can easily cross over and be worn with feminine apparel.

Cap toe shoes for fall 2012 are being shown in neutral hues as well as seasonal colors and even metallics. The large variety of color combinations makes the cap toe shoe easy to incorporate into one’s wardrobe for the fall season. Look for neutrals or colors which you tend to wear often when shopping for a cap toe shoe. Although the cap toe can sometimes be referred to as a “classic” shoe style, the cap toe fades out of style more than it fades into style. If you love this style, try not to over buy it; look for one fabulous pair of pumps and one pair of flats which can easily be worn with multiple ensembles in your closet.

The cap toe pump, bootie or flat is a great way to incorporate the menswear trend into your fall wardrobe. The shoe style is also perfect if you love menswear and are planning to rock this trend all season long. This fall, you will have a choice between a round toe or a pointed toe, as well as funky embellishments on cap toes such as studs, crystals or small spikes. The wide range of colors the cap toe is being shown in will give you plenty of options for incorporating this style into your daily wardrobe. This happens to be the perfect style for the office as it plays well with trousers and pencil skirts! Love that!

We found a few fabulous cap toe shoes for fall and assembled them into the Polyvore set below. Hope you love it! Happy shopping and stay fabulous