Marion, a French stylist and blogger, shares her tips on the trainer trend:
“This year, I’m going to do more sport!”
Hands up, who made that New Year’s resolution? And have you stuck to it so far?!
If up until now you’ve managed to find good enough reasons to avoid going to the gym, don’t worry! Trainers are back and on the feet of even the coolest people in fashion, so chances are, you no longer need a coach to motivate you into grabbing a pair.
For the last few seasons, trainers have been experiencing a major comeback and nowhere was this more evident than at this season’s fashion weeks. From New York to Paris to London – everyone worth their fashion salt was seen in a pair of cool, colourful kicks. After all it makes so much sense when you’re on your feet all day running between shows but want to stay looking fabulous. There’s only so far you can go in stilettos and for so long.
To help you out, I’ve gone for a fews looks with different trainers to give you some tips… after all Sarenza’s motto this season is, more than ever before “Cool is the new Chic!”
Bold and bright trainers
For colourful trainers, in neon or acid colours, aim for a minimal look with simple shapes and neutral colours.
Play with proportions with loose, wide trousers with a cropped, fitted top, to avoid the pyjama look which doesn’t really correspond with sporty chic.
For trainers in dark colours, what about going for a rock chick vibe. Mix different materials (denim, leather etc) and add touches of lace or a pale colour to soften the overall look. Wear these trainers with slim, cropped (or rolled up) jeans to give a rock chick look while elongating the leg.
Pink to make the boys wink
One of the hottest colours of the season has got to be pink. Whether you choose pastel tone or a pop of fuchsia, pink looks great with clothes in the same hue. Match your trainers to your look, letting your trainers dictate the colour.
I’ve love the basic jeans/sweatshirt/trainer combo, revisited for 2014 with high-waisted jeans (this season’s cut!) and a cropped 90’s inspired sweatshirt. Break up the look with a coat that’s a little chicer such as a spring jacket or trench in the same tonality as your trainers.
And last but not least, for the sportiest girls among you, and certainly the bravest, juxtapose a pair of ultra-sporty running shoes with a super girly look like a pretty spring floral dress.
Don’t forget, the aim of the game is to own the look! This look is the most risky, but if like me, you like to mix and match your look, this can be surprisingly cool. The most important thing is to stick to a similar colour palette, and not go overboard with mixing patterns. Apart from that, you can just let your creativity loose!
Content adapted from the Sarenza blog