In my work with Personal Styling & Personal Shopping clients one thing I teach them is that every single piece of clothing, every accessory and every pair of shoes can add individuality, fun, colour, and style to your wardrobe of staples.
If like me, your lifestyle has changed dramatically since kids and the majority of your time is spent running around in flats and you opt for trainers because they are so comfy then this one is especially for you.
Very often I do drop offs in my trainers and have my “work heels” in the car – so that I can chase, run down & wrangle a runaway dog, errant child or do a mammoth shopping day with a client.
I have been thinking about posting a statement sneaker post for a while but when #SpotMyStyle #realstreetstyle community member @Ritapalazzi – posted these beauties and I regrammed for #shoesdaytuesday I was inspired. Plus with Ms 9 just out of hospital and clients rescheduled out of today I thought I would make the most of today at home and do some research on what was out there for a variety of budgets.
These 13 Statement Sneakers or trainers are for those who want to add a bit of colour, sparkle or pattern into their wardrobe for an instant style & mood booster combo.
But although all you need to do is add jeans to these babies and off you go – why not choose a pair that can be styled with a midi skirt, denim skirt, culottes, dress or maxi ?
Not sure how to style them ?
STARRY STARRY WHITE
Topshop – $45 AUD
For those who would love YSL ones but budget doesn’t stretch these are cheap thrills.
SOPHIA WEBSTER RIKO
Matches Fashion – $431 AUD
I have loved Sophia Webster’s heels for a long long time and have never been able to really justify spending that amount of money on heels … but price per wear on these trainers … hmm I know amazing – be quick though they are selling like hot cakes.
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
Y.R.U from Asos $73 AUD
Rainbow stripe is so on trend then add denim and you have a whole lot of fun and personality. Make like Dorothy and get a little rainbow goodness in your life !
Blink now $47 from Asos
For those that love the darker palettes these would make a great statement with all black outfit or neutrals palettes.
POM POM PASTEL
River Island $64
No budget for Joshua Sanders ? Never fear these are just fluffy wonderlands.
OCH AYE THE NOO
Michael Kors Kiltie $179 from Shopbop
Love a Golf shoe detail – and it is detachable – this is a great wee alternative to the Stan Smith.
I love a high top – if you don’t have any in your wardrobe add a pair – they look great paired with track daks, dresses, and ankle jeans – these floral ones have that ladylike mixed with Tomboy edge. Love them.
SNAKE HIGH TOPS
Rag & Bone from The Outnet 50% off $289
These are for those who like making statements in the natural palettes or more minimalist inclined. Either way you look at this these are great quality – stunning print and a great price. Love them
PINK & ORANGE NEW BALANCE
New Balance from Asos on sale $90
These are a whole lot of fun – love pink and orange together and a great price.
Get in sharpish as sizes are disappearing fast.
STUDDED OLD FAITHFULS
Converse from Office.co.uk $130 AUD
I remember there was a bit of flash in the pan trend customising your Connies with studs a few years back – well I love it and if you are a Converse fan these sleekified all white with gold studs are a great update on a beloved style.
Nike Cortez from Office $91
First seen in 1972 this classic running so by all accounts Cortez has been what all the cool kids have been wearing over the last year – forget – Stan Smith and Adidas Superstars. Who doesn’t love a bit of marble ? so hot right now – get these on sale and work it into your wardrobe.
Topshop $41 AUD
Love the additional metallic and sports luxe detailing on these white chic as chips trainers from Topshop. So cool and so understated.
Stella McCartney from Farfetch $355 (50% off)
The glitter, the combo of colours – the espadrille heel – killer sneakers .. so cool
Show me how you wear your sneakers or any other shoes on Instagram – TAG #SpotMyStyle #realstreetstyle – because Tuesday or #shoesdaytuesday