How to Style: Sneakers

Ten years ago, the only place you would have caught me in trainers was on a treadmill. I used to literally live in heels and I’m sure my previous colleagues can vouch for the unsuitable shoes I used to totter around in at work (I distinctly remember tripping over once).

Fast forward to now, and trainers (sneakers, pumps, tennis shoes, kicks – whatever you like to call them) are thankfully seen as stylish!!! They come in a snazzy array of colours which can actually add to the chicness of an outfit.

More importantly, they give my feet a much needed rest on days where I’m running around doing errands. I love that I can add my comfy trainers to my outfits and stay true to my style.

Below I am going to show you FIVE ways which I like to style my sneaks.

Look One – With Denim

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Possibly the simplest of the looks, jeans are best friends for trainers, but in my opinion they HAVE to be skinny. Depending on the time of year, a coat or a denim jacket is a necessity.

This time of year I’m pairing my jeans with a big knit, but a t-shirt and a denim jacket would be my go-to if the temperature was a tad warmer.

BUY THE LOOK

Jeans

Adidas Gazelles

Look Two – Pleated Skirt

This look is all about adding a splash of chic. It’s probably best worn with tights this time of the year if you’re braving anything like the current U.K temps.

I love how a long skirt can add an element of femininity to an otherwise androgynous look.

For extra interest you could use a metallic pleated skirt which were a dime a dozen last year (you may even already have one like me).

I have stuck to monochrome accessories so the outfit is not too busy, but I added a pop of red for a lil splash of colour.

BUY THE LOOK

Nike Roshe Trainers (similar not exact match)

Metallic Pleated Skirt

White Statement T

Black Faux Leather Jacket

Look Three – Matchy Matchy

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Now, I’m sure if you follow my blog or insta you’ll see I’m a big fan of the matchy matchy situation. Whether it be bag with shoes or coat with shoes. I love it when you draw attention to some of the pieces you wear by matching them perfectly. It also keeps the outfit neat if you’re keeping the colours you introduce to a minimum (more on this soon).

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The above Magenta Bag is an old DVF style and the trainers are Nike Free Runs, but i’ve linked some updated autumn colours below which will pop against any outfit.

BUY THE LOOK

Adidas Gazelles

Valentino Bag

Marroon Nike Free Runs

Cross Body Bag – Splurge

Cross Body Bag – Steal

Bobble Hat

Look Four – Statement Coat

I think you guys can probably tell from previous posts that I am a sucker for a big statement coat!!! Apart from the fact that they just happen to look fabulous, they also add a touch of je ne sais quoi to an otherwise boring outfit. You can literally throw any old boring stuff on underneath (I tend to favour black jeans and a black jumper – or grey if I’m feeling snazzy).

That aside, boy are they frikkin toasty!!!!

This particular pink beauty is on Missguided right now, but I’ve linked some of my other current faves below.

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Pink Faux Fur – Steal

Powder Pink Faux Fur Coat – Mid Range

Cream Faux Fur Coat – Steal

Animal Print Coat – Mid Range

Faux Fur Coat – Splurge

Look Five – PVC leggings

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If you read the blog last week on Sunday Strolling you already saw some PVC/Trainer action.

This is such a simple way to add something new into your weekly outfit and they look great with trainers! Lets face it, jeans are boring sometimes.

BUY THE LOOK

PVC Leggings

Bobble Hat

Cream Polo Neck Sweater

Splurge Bag – Valentino Rockstud Bag

Steal Bag – Nude Topshop Bag

Long Black Coat

Happy Weekend to everyone,

Hannah
xox

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