STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Sneakers

Style Advice of the Week

While the street style scene is usually a stampede of sky-high stilettos, things are looking decidedly more “street” starting with the footwear! The sneaker trend has transitioned from the locker room to the runway and the super-sporty kicks have never been hotter. It is evident that athleticism is a key trend this year with high-fashion takes on sporty favorites. The likes of Marc by Marc Jacobs and Isabel Marant channeled their “Just Do It” spirit, dreaming up covetable kicks with wedge heels, python prints, studs and metallic leather trim. While the classic canvas court is a perennial style favorite, it has gotten a makeover this season. Converse launched several collaborations such creating a Missioni print high-top. This week’s Fashionista keeps it casual with a crewneck sweater, denim jeans and grey converse, topping it off with a gold pashmina and bold blue bag for a pop of color. Other sneaker trends come in the form of prints. Prints are big news and they’ve trickled down to toes took, appearing on everything from slip-on trainers to flashy high-tops. These shoe fashion trends are definitely worth trying this season so go out and find a pair of your own!

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STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The “sneakers solution”

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In rainy days sportswear definitely offers a great solution in terms of practicability and comfort. This doesn’t necessary mean that style and fashion are left aside. Take this Fashionisto’s gear, for example. He wears a waterproof sporty bomber, absolutely up for rain and perfectly matched in colours with the t-shirt and the sweater underneath. Such a basic appeal is enhanced by an “evergreen” trend: the sneakers.
He flaunts one of my favourite types: a pair of Nike dunks high. What I like most about dunks is the fact that they are unisex: you can spot a boy wearing them with jeans and a causal top – like today’s Fashionisto – and, at the opposite side of the street, a girl flaunting them with tights and shorts.

Dunks, in fact, are the latest buzz in fashion as they add a slick touch to the gear. If your outfit is simple and plain and you want to “customize” it, there’s no better accessory than a pair of dunks. They actually spice up your look with bright colours, making you stand out of the crowd.
You neither have to worry about losing your originality and peculiarity of style. It’s true that they are extremely popular among the youth market, but they are available in such endless versions in terms of hues, brands and shapes, that it is almost impossible to find someone else wearing the same shoes as you.

If you are looking for something more sober and less eye-catching, instead, converse or classy tennis shoes are definitely up your alley. They are as comfortable and fashionable as dunks, but, in my opinion, much more versatile and easy-to-match.
As dunk sneakers, you might like matching them with skinny jeans and cigarette trousers. However, they are awesome – and maybe even better! -  also under mini skirts, shorts or dresses, in an original sporty-chic style.

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