Thursday, June 26, 2014

Trend Alert: Sneakers

 by Aqeelah Hassen 

Sneakers on the street

Sneakers are no longer restricted to sportswear or urban fashion; they have evolved far past their intended athletic purpose and appeared on many runways this year. Even Chanel, a brand renowned for its sophistication, featured sneakers in their Fall 2014 show. This practical and stylish footwear has taken the fashion world by storm, and women everywhere are stepping up and into a pair of sneakers, taking this trend to new heights.

Available in countless combinations of colours, shapes, prints and embellishments, sneakers are capable of endless variation when it comes to styling. They work with almost any look, from cool and casual to even the most sophisticated ensemble.

Sneakers on the runway, Chanel Fall 2014
Do not hesitate to pair them with tailored and refined pieces like pencil skirts, blouses, coats and cropped trousers or delicate fabrics like lace and silk. This juxtaposition creates a refreshing aesthetic; a chic combination of comfort and style.

The sneaker trend may be the best thing to happen to women’s fashion in recent years. It is versatile and blurs the line between fashion and function. Sneakers will keep your feet happier than even your most comfortable pair of heels while you look as stylish as ever.