This week I thought I would begin talking about one of my biggest interests – sneakers. For the last 3 years, I have been collecting sneakers. This is an interest I share with Nick and one that he sort of kick-started. Honestly, I’m surprised the interest didn’t happen sooner because as far back as I can remember I have always preferred dressing ‘comfy’ to dressing up. I remember constant battles with my Mum over wanting to be in skinny jeans instead of dresses, no matter what the occasion. As I have grown older I do now enjoy wearing dresses and being girly but I’ve started incorporating sneakers into these outfits.
The shoes I’m going to be talking about in this post are the Air Max 1 SD, this lovely pair were gifted to me on Valentine’s Day and they are the perfect colour for going into Spring and Summer. The shoe is in a pale pink suede material with a white & gum sole.
Air Max 1’s are one of my favourite Nike silhouettes. The first pair of sneakers I chose for my collection was from the Air Max Aloha pack. They are just so comfy and versatile, I manage to wear mine throughout the year. I do normally wear them with jeans as Scotland is always freezing but in this post, I wanted to show how I include them in a more ‘night out’ outfit.
This look can go so wrong at times but I do think air max is the perfect silhouette to wear with a dress or skirt. In this post, I’ve paired my air max with a bodysuit, a skirt and a pink faux fur coat.
(These photo’s were taken in February on a day where it was lucky to reach 0 degrees so excuse the fact my skin is blue. No amount of editing will fix that.)
Personally, I love this look and I am so excited for warmer weather to ditch the fur coat (and not have blue legs). I can just tell this outfit will be one of my go to throughout summer as I can pair it with most shoes.
Obviously not every dress is going to match a pair of sneakers. This outfit is still leaning more towards the casual side but I did want to show that it can look good. I think people forget the actual cost of sneakers. There are collaborations that are so exclusive they can sell for £50,000. Thankfully, I am lucky enough to fit in kids sizes but not every pair that I would like releases in a kids size. (I do tend to miss out on quite a few collaborations) For me sneakers are probably the biggest part of my outfit, I plan what I’m wearing around my shoes. I also really look after them with protection sprays and cleaning kits. So I don’t see why they can’t be styled ‘up’ for nights out.
What are your thoughts on sneakers? Are they just for casual comfort or do you wear them out for fancy dinner? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
Sneakers – Nike (similar)
Coat – Missguided (similar)
Skirt – Primark (It’s one of the £3 ones)
Bodysuit – New Look (similar)