The #1 trending shoe for spring 2014 (drum-roll please…) is the SNEAKER! Yes, you heard right, an actual pair of running or training shoes. When? How? Why? Is this even possible, do we dare to actually be comfortable? Should I stop shaking my head to the commuters/and or tourists on the subway with terrible sneakers paired the wrong outfit? Chanel & Karl put all of my thoughts into perspective when his Spring-Summer 2014 Haute Couture collection came down the runway. Every model dressed in a pair of sneakers… I almost fell off of my bed when I saw this. (as I was so eagerly watching the show via internet) I don’t even want to ask these questions I am literally jumping in head first, because all of us fashionistas have dreamed of this day. A time when we can put down the heels and lace up the kicks to walk in a joyous comfort. Float through the city streets without pain or feeling guilty in flats.
Even some of my favorite fashion bloggers The Man Repeller, Sincerely Jules, Song of Style, Peace Love & Shea and The Blonde Salad have eased me into the idea of finishing a fashionably chic outfit with a pair of sneakers. Now let’s not go crazy, there is actually an art of dressing with these kicks. The trick is to still look extremely put together, wear all of your normal accessories, and then add on the Nikes or Reeboks for the final touch. Don’t be afraid to go bold with bright colors, patterns, or textures. I am such a fan of metallic, floral print, or neon sneakers at the moment.
When I feel a little more comfortable bringing them into my everyday look I will try a skirt or dress and channel my inner Chanel. I might even dare to wear them to the office! What do you think about this trend, have you already started Tweet me a pic of your #FashionPowerKicks @BlazersBellinis & check out my blog BlazersandBellinis.blogspot.com to see how I will incorporate them into my look this week.