You’re never too old for sneakers

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.

Comfortable, but still fashionable. A pleat skirt with sneakers always looks good.

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.
The sneaker and skirt combination is always a winner. Comfortable yet stylish.
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!).

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