Check out Amber's guest blog and photoshoot below for some seriously on point fashion inspiration and where to buy tips.
Sneakers go with everything. Yes, I'm putting it out there. For every outfit, there is a perfectly matched sneaker. Whether you're super feminine or a self confessed tomboy, there is a way. And the best part? Style them right and you get to be comfy, <i>and</i> chic as hell.
When I dreamed of working in fashion as a teenager, I imagined striding around an office, not a hair out of place, in 5 inch Saint Laurent heels (well, YSL back then). I did exactly that for the first few years of my career, the shoes cost almost half my monthly wage, but I didn't care. When I started my business, I quickly left behind the blisters and fell in love with trainers - 5 inch heels, rushing, and shopping are not really compatible. So in celebration of being the comfiest and the coolest person in the room, I've picked 5 of my favourite trainers right now with a few tips on how to style them.
I don't think it's possible to have a conversation about sneakers in 2018 without talking about Balenciaga's Triple S. I tried really hard not to like these. I thought chunky sneakers should remain in the '90s or on my Dad's feet. I think I may have put so many pairs into clients' hands that they've grown on me, I couldn't help it. My favourite are this SS18 colour in the black and pink, they're so girly! I find chunky trainers look best with skinny jeans and an oversized jacket to balance you out.
I mean, if this is not an old school icon I don't know what is?! Now 20 years old, the Air Max 97 is still as great as it was when I was at school. Fashion is obsessing over the late '90s right now and I feel like 2018 is quite possibly the 97's year. I've spent the past two years pairing Adidas Stan Smiths with cute little dresses in the summer and I think the Air Max 97 is a great alternative to do this with.
Thank you Nike for extending this release to women's sizes - we miss out on so many good releases, don't you think? This one has been dubbed the hottest sneaker collaboration of early 2018 and it was a super limited, Europe-only release. If you missed out on a raffle (highly likely) there's a good few pairs on the resale market - if you're willing to pay the prices! I always pair hi tops with a bare leg - with cute denim cutoffs and a white tee in summer, or an oversized jumper in the spring.
I love a platform trainer, they're great if you're short (like me) and could do with a little extra height. These Pumas are so versatile in the triple black, and I love the fact that they're suede. Practical? No, avoid the rain like the plague but I think suede is always more stylish looking. Styling tip 101 - if you're wearing jeans, always have a flash of ankle. I'm not sure why, it just looks better!
No trainer collection is complete without a pair of super luxury sneakers that everyone can recognise when they're worn. These are not for every day, they're quite a statement. I love the Gucci Ace trainer, this pair with the monogram motif are my favourite and I love the contrasting heels. They fit really large so if you're thinking of investing in a pair, take a size down from your usual size.
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