Tag Archive: Trainers

Mar 25 2014

My Style: Casual Affair In United Nude Trainers

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Trainers are having a moment, they have never been out of fashion, so it isn’t a revival, so I am going with a moment – we have designers embracing the casual shoe on the catwalk, we have unsporty types opting for pops of colour to spice up their day-to-day outfits, and we even have hard core fashionistas embracing the comfort of the flats over heels. During fashion week everywhere I turned people were wearing the Nike FlyKnits, paired with jeans, leather skirts and even dresses – it seems that dressing down is the way forward.

For me, wearing trainers is the ultimate comfort, more so than wearing fluffy-lined boots on a cold day, they are an item of footwear that really has the ability to go with anything, plus if you really want to you could also run a mile in them, I don’t – but the thought is always there!!! One thing I am loving about trainers at the moment is how fun they are – with brands going for prints, textures, clashing colours and best of all retro shapes.

These beauties that I am wearing here are from United Nude’s new Runner collection, aren’t they pretty – they kind of remind me of a pair of Kangaroo’s I had in the 80′s, yep I am an eighties baby. I love everything from the shape, I do the slightly pointed toe to the vibrant stitching and the striped pattern that makes them instantly recognisable as being designed by United Nude. They are just so much fun.

There are six different designs, these are the Petrol ones, but all of them are just as vibrant, fashion-forward and will make a great addition for any trainer collection. Mine are probably the most toned down pair, but I just adored the neon pink trim, the others called Rave, Paradise, Violet, and Bright Mix are really statements, and there is a monochrome pair called Anis. I actually love them all – they really do capture the architectural vibe of the brand.

What do you think of United Nude’s fashionable trainers? 

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My Style: Runner Petrol Rib, United Nude (c/o) // Ida by Donna Ida Jeans, Donna Ida (c/o) // Jumper, New Look // Glasses, Retro54 (c/o) // My Style United Nude 8 My Style: Casual Affair In United Nude Trainers %tag

Jul 10 2013

My Style: Fitness Wear Doesn’t Have To Be Black

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My sportswear is generally black, much like my everyday wardrobe, but with the sun shining it just didn’t really inspire me, so I thought what better way than to get myself out of my little exercise rut than to buy new workout gear with an added splash of pink!!!

I have to be honest I found taking this outfit post more daunting than the others, over the past year my confidence has increased, but wearing gym wear made me feel that extra bit sensitive to my many flaws. But looking at the results of the pop of colour in my look and those incredible Nike trainers against the graffiti wall I am pretty pleased with them.

My style sporty nike My Style: Fitness Wear Doesnt Have To Be Black %tagThe starting point for this look were those striking, can probably see from space, neon Nike Lady Flyknit Lunar1+ running shoes that I was kindly gifted from SportShoes.com, which if you are on the hunt for some bright trainers has literally ever colour and brand available.

Not only are they fun and colourful, they are also the most comfortable running shoes I have ever worn, I love that they are super light while still having a cushioning platform and the snug fit really made for a smooth run around my village, which is wearing I spotted that the cricket house has free graffiti walls for the youngsters to show off their creativity and I thought it was the perfect backdrop for this look.

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For my workout clothes I normally go for Nike, especially for my trousers, I am not sure why but I trust their quality and they last a long time, and the Legend 2.0 range is my favourite, and these Nike capris are perfect for the summer.

For my tops I just like to be comfortable, but I do love Nike’s Dri-Fit pieces, and the pink vest top you can see underneath has a built-in bra, and is perfect for layering under this Puma crop top, which hides a multitude of sins!!!

What do you wear to workout in? Do you like to inspire your runs with a pop of colour?

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My Style: Legend 2.0 Capris, Nike //  Pink vest top, Nike, worn underneath // Pink crop top, Puma // Nike Lady Flyknit Lunar1+ running shoes, Sportshoes.com (c/o) // Watch, Breo //

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Mar 16 2013

One For The Boys: Dune’s ‘Qwerty’ Hi-Tops

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I know I don’t generally feature menswear, mainly because one I am a girl and like to share things I would love to wear, two unless Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck or Channing Tatum is wearing the piece of menswear it is just plain boring, and thirdly because the main man in my life doesn’t really want to feature on my blog.

But I had to make an exception for these cool ‘Qwerty’ keyboard soled hi-top trainers that I picked up for my boyfriend at Dune recently, I even stopped him for wearing them until I had snapped them as I didn’t want him to ruin the sole.

My boyfriend generally owns nearly as many shoes as I do and most would have to be trainers and he has quite a mix from superhero converse to Jamaican flag Pumas, and these cool hi-tops make a great addition as they are both casual and smart, which means they are perfect for him to wear to work with jeans.

What I love about these beauties is in the details – not only the ‘Qwerty’ keyboard sole, which is pretty cool, but the suede tipped toes, the off-white laces, the panel stitching all over, the huge sewn in tongue, and the aged leather - I really just love their slouchy vibe without being too cool.

What do you think of these hi-tops would you like your man to wear these?

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Oct 28 2011

Trainer Love: Cute Hi-Tops From Pastry

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Trainer, sneakers, hi-tops whatever you like to call them are having a bit of a moment, it seems everywhere you turn everyone is wearing them, and I couldn’t be more pleased about this. I know they are not always the most glamorous, well except if you buy ones with lots of glitter and sequins, but most of all I love the comfort and durability of trainers.

For the most part I am a heels and boots type of doll, but my guilty pleasure is trainers, and generally classics or cute gets my vote. So you can imagine how excited I was to see Pastry at Cube PR’s latest press day.

Pastry is the creation of Run DMC’s daughters Angela and Vanessa Simmons, who launched the trainers under their family’s Run Athletics shoewear line back in 2007, and I just love their fun and quirky approach to trainers. I remember the first pair I bought came with a cake recipe – I hope that is still a feature.

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My favourite shoes on display had to be the Pastry x Hello Kitty collaboration, which is a Foot Locker European exclusive!! I am a sucker for a collaboration, and I love a bit of Hello Kitty, how cute are those kitty’s in sunglasses on the laces – LOVE!!!

These bad boys hit stores on December 1 – in Blighty, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands, and I can tell you I have already added those white and silver ones to my Christmas wish list *cc. Santa*.

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The Pastry Paris Lover shoe is also a cutie, updated in a fresh light blue, I love the sequins and the cris-crossing straps  overlay.

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