Transition time: Sneakers for Spring


Kettlewell Colours and Converse Trainers
Kettlewell and Converse

I surely can’t be the only one who struggles enormously with that in-between season, when  my feet gently bake in my chunky winter boots, but flip flops spell frostbite.

This year, that problem is neatly resolved by the luxe sportswear trend that is still going strong this year after really getting into its stride last Spring/Summer. Yes, trainers are officially cool again. If you want a heel, you can’t go wrong with wedge trainers – the ultimate is made by Isabel Marant (just don’t look at the price tag), but Ash have cornered the mid-range market, and cheaper versions can be found in the likes of Next and New Look. Great styled with skinnies and skirts. The flat trainer brand du jour is New Balance, with a huge range of colours in a handful of styles that will work for a variety of seasons and clothing styles. They have been spotted on the feet of fashion bloggers and fashion editors alike, both of whom have gratefully leapt on a trend that can actually be worn in real life. Just be sure that the rest of your outfit isn’t so casual that it looks like you actually forgot to change after the gym. Finally, of course, no trainers post would be complete without mentioning the classic Converse. Not quite as high fashion as the alternatives, but totally timeless, I reckon. I am loving the thought of a pair of Converse with crepe palazzos for easy school run chic. Do you struggle to fill that seasonal gap between boots and sandals? What solutions have you come across?

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