Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world. Said Marilyn Munroe and definitely a mantra I want to adopt in 2018. I have officially made this year all about footwear, last year may have been coats and most definitely the midi skirt whereas this year I want to add trainers to that list. And so far I don’t seem to be doing too badly, what with Christmas and my birthday already passing I have two new sparkly pairs and I am so excited to style them throughout the year. I’ll never turn my back on a trench coat, a floral midi dress or pleated skirt and I’m certain I can style all of these with a pair of trainers. And so, in the words of Mr H I don’t need to go shopping anytime soon but we all know that that won’t happen!
Some women obsess over a pair of heels, I remember longing for a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s after becoming obsessed with Carrie in Sex & The City. I did so for years but in all honesty I have never found heels comfortable, yes they elongate your legs and well generally make an outfit but they just don’t excite me anymore. For years I have lusted over ballet pumps alike and more recently comfort wins over a pair of heels I can’t walk in, although if someone wants to buy me a pair of blue sparkly Manolo’s I may ignore the pain. For me the trainer thing it is a trend which I am happy to be getting on board with, albeit I am a little late to the party as it massively hit the streets in 2016 & 17, the trainer of all things.
I think the culture of women wearing trainers for fashion and not just for the gym is ever growing. Up until last year I was one of those girls, that was until I purchased my first pair of converse in 2016 – I loved how they quickly transformed my floral print dress and a denim jacket – I have Alex from The Frugality to thank for that. I love her style so much and it would seem that we share a love for a floral midi dress and a sparkly skirt! So much so that throughout 2017 I longed for a pair of crisp white trainers or even a colourful pair to add something else to an everyday outfit. I never quite took the plunge despite lusting over some of my favourite Fashion Bloggers showcasing them with all of my favourite outfits.
They go with everything, you can play with colours and textures and you can make heads turn with your relaxed style which until recently I didn’t think was possible. And more importantly they are so blooming comfy – I only wish I had realised sooner for when we were in Disney over Christmas. Mr H popped these gold Reebok Classics in my Christmas box and if truth be told at first I was a little unsure how to style them, that was until I picked up this trench coat in the Zara sales and lets not forget the cosy pink knit from Topshop. I may just wear this outfit on repeat. What was that I said about not shopping? In fairness they were Boxing Day buys and all in the sale, that’s allowed right? This is my new favourite look – trench coats, backpacks and trainers. Not only practical, comfy and on trend – they’re also perfect for walking around the lake at Trentham Gardens on a Sunday morning.
Over the festive and new year break my birthday came and went and so did another pair of trainers, I have been very lucky for footwear and clothing this year. I chose them this time and went for a pair of crisp white Stan Smiths with a little bit of pink on them. Ones I have wanted for so long and even managed to get them in the sale. I styled them with straight leg jeans and a blazer and even one of my favourite midi skirts layered with a cosy knit. I think I may have found my new uniform, well that is until Spring arrives.
If you’d like to look at a few more of my style loves then do pop over to a new page I have added to my blog. And do tell, are you a trainers or heels fan?