I have to admit I was a little slow to the sneaker trend.
I wear trainers when I’m working out, walking with friends etc, but the whole sneakers with a skirt, jeans, dress look, it just took me a little longer to wrap my head around.
Sometimes it just takes a leap of faith. At first, I was a little apprehensive.
Would everyone look at me and think ‘What on earth?’ No they didn’t. In fact I got a heap of compliments and couldn’t believe it took me so long!
I could now tear around town, shopping up a storm while still looking presentable but comfortable.
No more going home with aching feet. Basically, I shop comfortably all day long (bonus, and very dangerous).
Here’s what I love about sneakers
- They are a great trans-seasonal option (for those warmer days but maybe it’s raining or you want your feet covered without the bulk of boots)
- They are super comfy
- They are perfect for making a dressy outfit a little more casual (perfect for those weekend lunches, wines with the girls)
- Anyone can wear them
- They don’t’ have to be super expensive (but I wouldn’t say no those fabulous Gucci ones). Lacoste does a great range at good prices – under $200 and they look just as good, or even better than the luxury brands.
How to wear them
- If you are worried about looking chunky or you are short like me, just opt or a more slim-lined pair
- Always keep them clean, especially if they are white (I just use soap and water)
- Leather tends to look better and lasts longer
- Go bold, there are so many colours from white to bright red and everything in-between.
- If you don’t like wearing mini socks, try sole/shoe inserts, you can get them from the supermarket or Mister Minit. You can wash them after wearing – so easy and no socks showing
- They look fantastic with a pair of skinny cropped jeans and a simple tee (or leather pants/leggings) and a blazer in the cooler months, or a skirt or dress in the warmer months
- Best places to buy (at a good cost) – Lacoste, Wittner, Decjuba, and Seed Heritage.
As always, just go for it. Life is too short. Enjoy fashion, it’s an expression of you (and the bonus, how comfortable are sneakers!).