A new season rolls around and along with a flood of blossom photos on instagram comes thoughts of wardrobe refreshes and maybe a few little style and outfit updates. One of the first places I look to make an update is footwear and I am 100% in a comfort phases. I cannot get enough of trainers, converse, Nike airs, print trainers and of course the classic Stan Smiths.
Over the last couple of years I’ve been building a bit of a collection of trainers. Of course I love the idea of being all minimal and ‘capsule wardrobe’ but I haven’t quite nailed it when it comes to trainers and footwear in general. Currently I love adding my Stan Smiths to any outfit – I was going to say something smart… but then when do I really wear anything vaguely smart I love adding the bright white Stan Smith’s to it to keep it comfy and the white just brightens up even the most grey of outfits.
Speaking of grey outfits – my go-to colour – the other little update I’ve been doing is adding a little splash of animal print with a pair of classic Reeboks. I can’t even explain how comfortable these bad boys are. They’re actually the second pair I have – I bought a tan pair from ASOS then I spotted the grey animal print version and they fast forwarded straight to the top of my shopping list.
These for me are one of my favourites for every day. Adding a tiny splash of animal print is always a winner in my books. And it takes an otherwise dull as anything outfit (I’m good at those – jeans and a grey jumper or stripes are my staples) but for me adding animal print trainers that tick my two favourite style boxes of comfort and grey. Instant easy update. AND perfect for days dashing around town? Perfect.
Next on my list is a fresh pair of converse, possibly high tops. Basically I can’t get enough of any trainers for Spring/Summer.
Adidas Stan Smiths * and Reebok Animal Print Classic * from Zalando.uk
*PR samples or gifts