Before this last few months, I hadn’t worn a pair of trainers outside of a Zumba class since I was 15. I have worn the odd pair of Vans Plimsoles and high top Converse, but not trainers. In fact, only a couple of years ago I said that I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing trainers as everyday shoes. Fast forward to now and, it could be old age getting to me, but I now have 2 pairs of trainers that I wear constantly. I love how comfy they are, especially on the walk to work in the mornings, but more surprisingly I actually like the way they look!
I’ve really been loving the style of wearing a quite formal outfit with the jux to position of a sports shoe, and it has really inspired me to wear trainers more often. My feet are super happy about that!
I currently wear my Reebok Classics almost everyday because they go with almost everything. I can wear them with jeans, skirts, dresses and even smart work trousers to add a casual edge. Being monochrome, they are super easy to style and remain classic looking. I really love how they add a funkiness to whatever outfit I choose to wear, and being comfy compared to aching in heeled boots is a god send!
But not satisfied with one pair of trainers, I ended up buying a pair of Navy Adidas Gazelle suede trainers which are a bit more like a casual shoe than a training shoe so they work really well with a casual outfit. They are really cool looking, and jazz up a simple jeans and tshirt combo effortlessly, adding just a dash of coolness. My spring/summer wardrobe has a lot of blue and white in it, which I will show in my capsule wardrobe update coming soon, and these beauties fit in with the theme so well!
Here’s how I wear them:
Top: £7.99 H&M, Trousers: £40 Topshop, Trainers: £49.99, Adidas
Top: £7.99, H&M Jeans: £45, Topshop, Trainers: £54.99 Reebok Jacket: £18.50, New Look
Jacket : £45, Topshop Shirt: £24.99, M&S Trainers: £49.99, Adidas Bag: £29.99, TK Maxx
I’m really glad I decided to give trainers a chance, and I don’t think I will be going back!