HOT TREND: THE COOLEST WAYS TO ROCK SNEAKERS


The sneakers/trainers/running shoes trend, whatever you want to call it, has exploded onto the fashion scene for 2014 and is really taking off!  Brands like Nike, New Balance and more are releasing their takes on the sneakers and fashion bloggers, celebrities from across the globe have jumped on board the trend!


A cool pair of comfy lace-ups is the perfect way to dress down a fancier frock or add an unpredictable twist to a more casual ensemble.  As we saw on the Chanel and Dior Couture runways, these pumped up kicks are being worn with anything and everything, including skirts and dresses.

Wearing heels 24 hours just sounds impossible. Sandals and boots aren’t for every season and sneakers just seem to be the way to go sometimes. But sometimes it can be challenging to incorporate into a fashionable outfit, without looking like you just hit the gym. I’ve included multiple photos of street style stars, bloggers and more sporting the sportswear trend and rocking it! we all want to feel pretty, girly, and even sexy while wearing sneakers.  

1. Don’t just wear any sneaker
You should have non-gym sneakers that are clean and flattering, and have a certain classy look about them – you want people to know you’re wearing them as a fashion statement.

2. All or nothing
Depending on your personality, you’ll either want to stock up on barely-there ankle socks or go all in with eye-catching socks that complement your ensemble.

3. Be particular with the rest of your outfit
Make sure the rest of your outfit is polished with clean lines (in other words, no frumpy pants that sag over your cool sneakers). The whole point is to offer a stylish contrast between masculine and feminine.

4. Start with a monochromatic look
If you’re new to the world of cool sneakers, make a splash by wearing a monochromatic look and use your sneakers as the pop of colour your outfit is waiting for. Keep the colour palette simple for a complicated shoe.

5. Mix and match
Experiment! Mix different outfits with different cool sneakers without fear you’re “doing it wrong.” Go with your gut and wear what you love – confidence will always make or break an outfit.

6. Go super feminine
Wear form-fitting, girly pieces (like leggings, skinny jeans, or maxi skirts), which will turn your sneakers into a cute accessory instead of an eyesore. 

7. Keep an eye on proportions
Wearing high-top sneakers with a knee-length skirt will make you look shorter – opt for low-tops that will elongate your legs. 

8. Accessorize accordingly
Adding sophisticated accessories will l any doubt that you’re on your way to the gym. Opt for things like a super-tailored blazer, lux fabrics like cashmere, straight leg jeans or a structured bag.


Hopefully this gives you some great inspiration on how to include sneakers into your outfits, whether they be neon, coloured or neutral!  From high-top cut-outs to low-top lace-ups, sneakers are all about keeping it classic. And comfy, of course. Here are some ideas on just how to rock them…





























 Which looks do you like? If you love the sneakers trend.

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FYI: SOCKS-AND-SHOES IS A THING

If you’re going to try a new trend it might as well be one as inexpensive as going into your top drawer and pulling out a pair of socks! I know it seems kind of odd- socks and heels? But trust me when I say that this season’s chicest shoes will only look more stylish when paired with socks.

Women don’t usually wear socks when wearing a trendy outfit, but it looks like socks are coming back and making a statement.  From Louis Vuitton and Prada, to Burberry we are seeing socks all over the runways!

Socks-and-shoes is certainly not a new concept, but it is fantastic timing considering we are not quite ready to cover up our legs or pack away our sandals, yet the cold weather is certainly starting to make an appearance. Slip on a pair of socks, and you’re ready for autumn while totally making a fashion statement.

Here is how you can pull this trend off:

1. The school girl socks
Anything of the black, grey or white plain Jane variety. Plain is not your thing but the rest of your look is so loud that the socks can be low-key. Work perfectly with a nice loafer (tassel optional but definitely favourable) and can be sourced anywhere.




2. Standout socks x crazy-cool kicks
Animal motifs, slogans and print sock styles are spot on for pairing up with a white tee, boyfriend jeans and trainer combo. You're effortlessly fresh, with a any-pair-don't-care attitude.  



3. Thrills for frills
Perfect for doing that grungy-girl thing and best teamed with a chunky buckle-strap boot.




4. Knee-highs WITH flat sandals
If the catwalk can, you totally can. Work that sports-luxe trend, baby...  




5. Sheer socks x killer heels
This is how to up the anti on a Saturday night when you're strutting your stuff



Still a bit unsure on this trend? See below for more inspiring ways to wear this trend















So go ahead, get off your feet and dare to wear the shoe and sock duo! 

Write to us and let us know if you plan on wearing this trend? do you already wear this trend? tell us how you style them by leaving a comment.
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Colour Combo to Try: Teal + Lilac

Pairing pretty pastels with rich jewel tones makes for colourfully chic ensembles.  I love the idea of wearing a soft lilac with a deep teal – the resulting looks are bold but not overwhelming, and absolutely perfect for all seasons.

Need some outfit ideas before you rock this colour combo? Simply scroll on down to check out stylish outfits featuring lilac and teal:








What do you think?

Would you ever pair teal with lilac? What do you think of these outfits? Which one is your favorite? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!
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