Just recently my go to footwear has been my mono Nike Free Trainers and previous to now I think the last time I wore a pair of trainers for fashion purposes I was in my teens.

Now I am raising teens, well nearly, they are actually 9 & 10 but going on 13, and I always seem to be in a rush to pick them up from school, drop them back off again at football training or generally dashing out to the shops because we’re out of milk!

So as much as I adore my heels on a fancy night out, they are not really suitable footwear for my daily routine of running around after the children, but I still want to look good. That is why I am whole heartedly embracing the street style look based on comfy casuals and chic fashion that just oozes style and well……trainers!

I’m not the only one to adore this look. On a recent catch up with friends we were all admiring each others sporty footwear, comparing brands and actually getting in quite a muddle about all their names. Many of the team are also embracing the look….


Our very own Lauren rocks a pair of original all white Adidas Stan Smith tennis shoes, which lets face it will look perfect with any of the looks in the gallery. But just to add a quirky twist I think you should definitely consider the leopard back versions as like white, animal print has also stood the test of time in the fashion world and comes back season upon season.


These Nike Free trainers are obviously very similar to my own pair so naturally I adore them. But what I failed to mention is how unbelievably comfortable they are. They are so light weight and barely feel like they are on your feet. It’s like wearing your favourite slippers outside.

I love the cool grey & black print of these Nike Roshe trainers too and am assured by my friend who has the plain black and white versions that these are just as comfortable.


I don’t think I will ever tire of the Classic All Stars canvas trainers. The perfect pumps and high tops available in an array of colours. It’s hard to stop at just one pair! Their new pink tweed version are bang on trend for this autumn, but I also absolutely adore these white leather versions with metallic gold toe.

New Balance

If I was to buy another pair of trainers right now (which I know I probably will after putting this post together for you lovely lot) I think it would have to be these navy New Balance trainers. I love the retro look of them and I am already imagining which outfits I’d piece them together with. My favourite blue jeans and my new M&S star print jumper from Lauren’s Knitwear under £30 post spring to mind. That’s it, done, they’re in my basket!

I know I’ve missed out a plethora of brands and styles, so do tell me what your go to footwear is? Do you think you might be tempted to rock the street style look and sport a trainer other than at the gym?


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