Saturday – the perfect shopping day – and if I am actually heading into the shops, especially onto Oxford Street, it’s trainers all the way. Nothing worse than limping around with your feet in bits from painful shoes! I have been living in my Converse All Star high-tops recently, despite my own mothers comments that I was far too old for them (thanks mum) I love the way they dress down any outfit. But last year I bought my first pair of ‘fashion’ trainers when I spent £100 on a pair of Stan Smiths covered in leopard print pony hair – which subsequently sold out everywhere (have looked a few larger sizes below though). I wrote about them here the week I purchased them – and wore them non stop. Looking forward to getting some more wear out of them now my feet are firmly out of the slides for Autumn.
Over the past few years trainers have really made the move from sporty street style to fashion-chic and all the highstreet brands are designing their own takes on sports brands classics. Topshop always has an incredible selection and they’re amazing value. I can’t help but be a tiny trainer snob though and always go for the sports brands. But if you’re dipping your toe in the sports luxe trend then highstreet is the perfect way to go…
I have linked my edit of sports brand and highstreet trainers below, as well as few of the designer classics from Isabel Marant et al on Vestaire Collective. This is an amazing website which I would highly recommend if you’re looking for designer on a budget and don’t mind pre-loved. I’ve included my usual round-up of stylish ladies here to help you feel inspired in the meantime…. And my style tips for trainers…
- Wear with anything and everything – there are no rules
- Have fun with prints – if you’re not normally a fan of wearing bright colours you can go crazy with your trainers (I have linked some gorgeous Missoni high tops below)
- Wearing with a suit is no longer an eighties cliche
- Unfortunately they do look much better without the socks – add some liners to avoid the smell (!)
- Experiment with your laces – match them, mismatch them, everything goes