This one is really a game changer.
The sneakers; they have become a game changer in the footwear collection.
When comfort is a key factor in fashion; we aren’t complaining that this shoe is still on trend. I have talked about my crush on the sneaker often but it seems it is not going anywhere soon. As Jane Birkin would note, the sneaker and in particular the Converse has been a staple forever.
Originally we wouldn’t have been caught outside the gym in a shoe like this, now the sneaker has converted to the go-to footwear for style and comfort. Recently we’ve been pairing our favourite sneakers with just about everything in our wardrobes and loving how versatile they are.
It’s not a trend for everyone and there is a definite line where the sneaker can look dowdy as opposed to fashionable and like everything else, it is all about the style of shoe we choose and how we wear and accessorise it.
I don’t like to make too much of a statement with my wardrobe but adding sneakers to simple outfit choices can work and bring everything up to date. Wearing sneakers can feel all out of kilter or at least unfamiliar, but after looking at many street style images it would seem there is no wrong way to wear the sneaker.
The Game Changer: Add All White To All-Black
Staying in the comfort zone more often than not means an all-black outfit and the ever-growing collection of cool all-white sneakers is making an easy outfit accessory. All black with white sneakers is a win/win.
TRY – an oversized sweater, tailored pants and a pair of sneakers.
The Game Changer: Dress Down
Finding balance and pairing the unexpected is where the sneaker comes into its own. Forget fancy worn with heels, the sneaker can dress down piece in the wardrobe and make it extra wearable. I wore my favourite lace dress with sneakers often in the summer.
TRY – a silk dress and sneakers – try it, you will be surprised.
The Game Changer: 9-5
Building in a pair of trainers to a tailored outfit is a comfortable way to style work outfits. Even if sneakers don’t cut it in the professional office, it is one easy way to run to work.
TRY – a man style pinstriped suit with a pair of simple white sneakers.
The biggest problem I see is ever getting out of the sneakers. xv
What She Loves
Image, Jane Birkin by Annemarieke van Drimmelen for Smythson