Stan Smith sneakers were out in force during fashion week.
Finally, a nod to comfort.
Sneakers were high on the list of “must haves” last year and it would seem that we will be following the same lead this year.
Whether it’s Stan Smith, Nike or New Balance or whether we go colourful or stay with the neutrals, sneakers are definitely coming out.
I love the look of the all black with the fluro foot and I see it more and more when I am out and about in London. The same can be said of the white Stan Smith worn with all black. Once upon a time I probably would have said it was a no, no; Now I am all for it.
Sometimes we need to pair fun and fashion, don’t you think?
I won’t feel out of place, I will blend right in. In Paris, I would wear the Stan Smith sneakers and save my fluro for the gym.
Therein lies the difference between Paris and London. A subdued palette versus the brights.
The best part of this sneaker revolution is that it encourages movement. There are no excuses for the car, the bus or the tube; it’s walking all the way and especially in the city.
I am trying to walk for at least one hour every day. If I need a new pair of sneakers to help me out the door, then I will just have to indulge, “in the name of physical fitness”.
And I am enjoying the way sneakers are worn with dressed up clothes. Going out wearing exercise gear from head to toe is a whole other story.
Like every fashion trend we talk about, it’s how we put it together that makes or breaks.
Will they be wearing sneakers during Paris fashion week? I am thinking yes.
And boots, flat booties and also flat pumps. Flat has really taken over.
There will be no arguments from me.
How fancy will I go in a sneaker?
I’m not sure I would invest in a designer pair, I’d rather have a black and a white pair of Stan Smith’s and a New Balance or a Nike pair.
Get the look, without paying a premium.
There are times when it is worthwhile to spend heavily on a piece that will not only enhance the wardrobe but also remain timeless.
This season we don’t need designer sneakers to work it well.
Although, they are pretty cute though.
What are you thinking? Will you go bright or will you stay neutral? Maybe both? xv