Monday, 2 December 2013

Style Theory: Super Stylish and Practical..the '2013 Trainer', worn by designers, stylists, hipsters and mums alike, has a universal appeal and is supremely comfortable.

The trainer has re-emerged from the 90s as the key footwear staple for 2013. This time around the trainer can be worn with jeans, cigarette pants, skirts and dresses, dressed up, dressed down......anything goes. A few key brands stand out but it seems the old school trainer is slowly working it's way back in also. So say goodbye to your Uggs and hello to your new comfortable fashionable friend...

First for some streetstyle inspiration:
Love the colour of these trainers with the muted greys and black, understated style.
These trainers are fab, look great with ankle length skinny jeans.
I love the way these jeans have been cut up the inside seam to create a cool bootleg look. 
Cool Vans with cropped straight leg jeans.
Vans look fab with leather trousers and a fisherman jumper.
I love the trainers with the glittery skirt and camel coat, it really shouldn't work but does.
Fab Nike trainers, again paired with leather trousers and animal print bag.
Converse, casual cool.
Wear with leather skinnies.
Addidas old school trainers look fab with a full length coat.

Leopard print vans with an all black outfit, looks gorgeous.

Images from Pinterest
Inspired? Now for the best on the high street:
Urban Outfitters Red New Balance £60
The vibrant colour of these would work great with a denim dress
Urban Outfitters Grey New Balance £60
Classic, understated. Pull your look together pair these with a pale grey/pale yellow cashmere scarf
Urban Outfitters Navy New Balance £60
I have very similar trainers to these, they look fab with rolled up boyfriend jeans (I have been wearing attractive pop socks with mine to keep my ankles warm in the winter!)
New Balance 576 Wine 
A cool colour, slightly more pumped up trainer, they look fabulous on, pair with charcoal tights and a denim dress.
Urban Outfitters Addidas Original in Leopard £75
These are completely out there, an 'old skool' addidas shape in leopard print..a statement trainer, in the the winter team with black baggy poloneck and black skinny ankle length jeans..would look a-maz-ing! 
Office Nike Blazer Raspberry £64.99
A cool basic old school shape in a vibrant raspberry, these are defintely for those with smaller shoe size as they tend to elongate your feet.
Office Nike Blazer Grey £64.99
Office Puma Suede Dark Denim Pink £54.99
I love the contrast of colours of these trainers, pick out the bright pink colour  with your accessories, a bright pink pair of gloves or a bright pink jumper.
Office Saucony Blue £49.99
These are a great shape of trainer and they come in gorgeous colourways.
Office Saucony Pink £49.99
Office Converse All Stars Low Grey £44.99
Classic, a bit chilly for winter so maybe a spring buy.
Office Converse All Stars High Black £47.99
I love these with black jeans, simply cool.
Urban Outfitters Vans Black £52
Vans are hot news, again these are a little chilly for winter but will be a fab buy when it gets a little warmer.
It is a really good idea when wearing trainers, especially when you are not in your 20s, to pick up the colours featured in your trainers with your accessories/top/coat. It just makes your overall look more 'put together' and stylish...
The 2013 Trainers are sooo versatile, so cool, are you smitten by trainers, have you traded in your Uggs for them yet...??

My Style:
Pink Coat: M&S
Denim Jacket: Warehouse
Black Long Jumper: H&M
Leather Look Leggings: Dorothy Perkins
Trainers: New Balance
Out and About with the Little Ones
Coat: Zara
Embellished Jumper: Topshop
Black Jeans: Oasis
Boots: New Look
Hat: Barts
Would love to hear your thoughts on trainers...have you left them behind in the 90s or are you rocking them again now?

Thanks so much for reading, please leave a comment I love hearing from you xxxx


  1. Aww this really does take me back to the 90's! How easy was going out clubbing then as well - no need to worry about your feet killing in a pair of stilettos!

    Showing my age but my husband and I both had those silver and blue Nike trainers. 'In those days' they cost a flipping fortune but we felt so cool in them. I used to get the tube to work in 'trainies' and carry a pair of shoes in my bag :-)

    Am so pleased they are coming back and I much prefer them to the wedge trainers as well x

    1. Absolutely agree I love them and have taken to wearing them on nights out too... Shame you didn't keep your old Nike trainers they would have been perfect for now! X

  2. Hi there! A really inspiring post and I love the different styles of low tops, I shall be investing in a pair soon! xx

    1. Thanks so much Sharon, I am loving the low tops too I think I will add another pair to my Christmas list! X

  3. Trainers are my school run staple and I'm definitely in the market for a new pair! Some great food for thought here x

    1. They are fab for the schoolrun aren't they? I can actually keep up with the kids in their scooters....well, almost! Xxx

  4. Couldn't agree more! Shopping is stressful enough, you may as well wear some New Balances to avoid sore legs! Great post :)

    Diary of a Debutante

    1. Absolutely stylish and practical....perfect!!! Xxx

  5. I can´t live without my NB!

  6. Love the new balance... I like the wine ones and I have pinned that same picture to my Pinterest wish list board that you have posted with them teamed with the grey coat.....gorge. x

    1. I agree those are gorgeous, would work with sooo many tempted to get them!!! Xxxx

  7. I love all these trainers, I've actually been looking at a wine colour end pair of Nike blazers but I'm tempted to look at the new balance ones now. Great blog x

  8. Well you know which ones I've got now and I love them. I've not been out of the door in them but I have enjoyed prancing around the house in them. Some lovely picks there and I actually had the grey Nike Blazers at home with me for a while whilst I was debating whether they were the one but I eventually returned them. Turns out I was waiting for some NB's.

  9. New Balance are so cool - everyone loves them here for running in and I have always loved their 'old skool' appeal. I Love the image with the cut jeans too - very cool. REALLY enjoying catching up on your posts:) x

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