Sneakers, it can be safely argued, are a gloriously stylish godsend. Well, that’s in a studded, printed, embellished and metallic kind of way; some of the many ways we’re looking to slip into these comfortable alternatives to painful heels!
But styling sneakers doesn’t have to mean referring back to sorry school sports days for a spot of inspiration. Thanks to Parisian fashion goddess Isabel Marant, sneakers have been at the receiving end of a cool-over, making them suitable to be paired with anything from a dress to a suit.
In need of some sneaker styling inspiration? We’re a little bit (OK, a lot) in love with the Lima Sneaker
from Kurt Geiger, and here’s how we’re styling ours:
With its embellished toe cap detail and standout white colour, it makes for the perfect partner to go with this tailored-to-nonchalant-perfection Knight suit by Nowhere. Just swap the blouse for an oversized tee to bring a sport-luxe edge to a traditionally heeled look, and guarantee to get the critic chatter going. Talk about a refreshing sartorial twist!
Michael Kors Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch, £209, available at Selfridges; Knight Blazer, £119 and Salomon Zipper Pants, £69.95, both available at Nelly.
Or, for those not feeling too brave, stick to the casual-cool side of sneaker dressing: Team the Lima with a leather trouser, cross body bag and this lust-worthy statement knit from IRO. Channelling a painfully chic, not to mention, comfortable off-duty vibe, you’ll definitely have the best of worlds!
IRO Cream and Black Merino Knitted Jumper, £275, available at My Wardrobe; Leather Trousers, £110, available at Next; Alexander Wang Printed Lizard Marion Bag, £451, available at shopbop.
Lima Sneaker, £140, available at Kurt Geiger