2015 is officially the sneaker year!  The trend has taken over and is expanding into all styles and moving towards 2016!

Those of you who follow my daily snaps would know I am loving this trend.  After so many years of wearing ‘Giant Heels’ I ended up hurting my foot and developing a bunion that is now causing me pain from any type of heel or narrow shoes.

My love for heels is gradually disappearing – I started off fashion weeks over the years in ‘Giant Heels’ leading on to ‘Platforms’ then ‘5 inches to 4 inches heels’ and I thought Yes! I found my comfort zone until my feet can’t handle being in heels for any longer than an hour!! (crying face).   Covering fashion week means spending over 10 hours a day running around from one show to another in HEELS and it isn’t a good look when in pain!

So as you can imagine I am loving the sneaker trend and have started buying lots of playful ones that are certainly eye catching.  I found it difficult at first to style with my dressy pieces, always thinking it might look silly or ruin the look but in the end I got the hang of this new trend and have made it work really well.

Here are all my different looks in sneakers and I hope these can inspire you to finally put comfort first but wear it in style!

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I wore this outfit when I did the talk for MSC and MBA students at the University of Liverpool about the blogging and social media world. Wearing: Red Skirt: Maje – Arabian Woman T-Shirt: from Middle-Eastern Bazaar in London – Sneakers:Vivetta from Sauce Boutique – Denim Emoji Clutch: Pretaportobello.com.

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I wore this look for a lunch day out in London Town and managed to find a the great spot for a matching outfit picture (complete coincidence). Wearing: Karlito T-Shirt: @theKript -Black Jeans: TopshopPink Blazer: Dash Store – Pink Bag: Lady Dior – Sneakers: Vivetta from SauceBoutique.

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I wore this look at London Fashion Week SS16 in September, the Markus Lupfer floral presentation fit in perfectly well with my butterfly dress! Below with Christy Osborne blogger for AmericanGirlInChelsea.com, who was my colourful fashion companion that day. Wearing: Butterfly Dress: Natalia Kaut – Pink Handbag: Pucci – Kiss Me Sneakers: Charlotte OlympiaFunky Socks: Topshop.

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At the Burberry Fashion Show LFW SS16. Wearing: Onion Skirt: Reemami Cut-0ut Burgundy Cropped Top: from Greece -Fur Cardigan: IzaakAzanei.com – Bag: Kirsty Ward – Cat Velvet Sneakers: Charlotte Olympia.

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It was a rainy day in Paris and I opted for a laid back but pretty look – I enjoyed a fabulous presentation by Roger Vivier viewing the SS16 collection at Paris Fashion Week which was full of colourful and playful sneakers – I picked my favourites below. Wearing: Autumn floral Dress: Natalia Kaut Leather Biker Jacket: Maje – Pastel Pink Bag: Louboutin – Crystal Sneakers: MiuMiu

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I wore this outfit at Paris Haute Couture Week SS16 as you have seen in my previous article (Click Here). It was one of my favourite looks!

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I love combining black and white with a pop of colour it adds an alluring contrast. I had a full on day in that look with backstage interviews and coverage of shows for Paris Haute Couture Week SS16, so I managed to be comfortable and look chic at the same time. Wearing: Emerald Green Silk Dress: Natalia KautBlack Tutu Skirt: Topshop – White Leather Jacket: Natalia Kaut – Crystal Sneakers: Miu Miu – Cross Body Bag: Zadig and Voltaire.

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I put this look together when I was filming a shoot for Gheir.com (Click on the link to view the video) about Ramadan fashionable ways of dressing and I styled different outfits all selected from Valleydez.com in Dubai. One of the looks was a dressy evening skirt where I broke it up with sneakers and a funky top. 

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I wore this outfit at Paris Fashion Week SS16 and the first show I covered was Celine – the look caused a great street style scene for the photographers. Wearing: Two Piece Cape outfit: Natalia KautBody Suit: Walford – Clutch: Nathalie Trad – Crystal Sneakers: Miu Miu.

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This look was worn on my last day at Paris Fashion Week SS16 – I had a number of appointments and it was a more laid back day so I wanted to look fun and casual. Wearing: Breakfast Top: Reemami – Warm Lounge Top: Uniqlo – Color Block Leggings: Hey Jo – Bucket Bag: Phillip Lim from Avenue32.com – Kitty Sneakers: Charlotte Olympia.

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This look was worn for a day out in London Town attending a number of press days post fashion week – I added a pop of colour with the pompoms and sunnies. Wearing: Mesh Jumper: from Paris – Leather Biker Jacket: Maje – Color Block Leggings: Hey Jo – Bag: Kirsty Ward – Purple Sunglasses:@theKript – Kitty Sneakers: Charlotte Olympia accessorised with Pink Pom Pom Clips: CleoB.com.Maya-Williams-in-HeyJo-LeggingsMaya-Williams-in Checkered Sneakers

It’s funny how I end up adding the first fashionable sneakers purchased as the last look! This was one of my first sneaker looks that I styled in early May and wore it around London Town. The sneakers are black & white checkered with playful sticker signs in red – I teamed them with my stripe blazer and ended up wearing the pieces together a number of times in spring. Wearing: Stripe Blazer: MaxMaraPrinted t-shirt: from Marbella – Red Leggings: Hey Jo – Round Sunglasses: Taylor Morris – Playful Sneakers: MinnaParikka.com.

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3 Comments

  1. You seriously own each look! I am not a fan of myself wearing sneakers, as I prefer to ‘dress-up’, so sneakers was never really an option for me to wear with my outfits… although I am definitely going to have to re-think that because you have clearly shown how sneakers really do go so well with more dressed-up outfits! I especially love the playful, kiss me, and multi-coloured scribble sneakers! XX

  2. Jenni says:

    It’s so important to have comfortable and stylish shoes to run about in, you make wearing trainers look very fabulous!

    I’m looking for a blogger to test out a new brand of shoes (Calla shoes) that I’m launching soon which are specially designed for bunions but totally stylish at the same time. Let me know if you’re interested xxx

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