Seeing as prints and patterns are set to dominate men’s fashion during the upcoming spring/summer 2012 season – being featured on apparel and accessories alike – it comes as no great shock to see them starting to be incorporated onto footwear too.
As the name suggests, these Rata Floral Plimsolls feature an all over floral print across the canvas upper. In combination with the subtle faint hues of biege and pastel red, it gives the plimsoll an overall delicate aesthetic.
Unlike traditional Vans plimsolls styles, this design does not feature the trademark white sole; instead opting for a more appropriate beige toned vulcanised rubber version. This choice of sole is not only more inkeeping with the plimsolls design – incorporating shades that have already been featured within the floral pattern – but it is also more subtle and less stark than its white counterpart.
So how do you go about integrating such a statement piece into your looks? Well, as is the case with most prints, keep the rest of your outfit simple and try pairing with chino style shorts and a classic plain tee – to let your feet do all the talking.
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