Ok here we go. My most favourite, most practical footwear every. TRAINERS. Or sneakers. You decide. I am confident in saying these have become most definitely a classic in our wardrobes. For me, they are the number one must haves to transform an outfit from a couple of years ago, into a perfect S/S16 number.
I will confess I have only been an adopter in the last couple of years but when it comes to adopting trainers, I am the Angelina Jolie equivalent. Obsessed. I am a shoe addict that's for sure so it's not hard for me fall in love with a style but this might be a cut above my usual footwear relationship.
I'm just going to throw it out there - it's the comfort factor. Gimmer alert, these are just perfect for every day throwing on and not feeling like you need a hip replacement by lunchtime.
And now, there is a style and a price point to suit everyone. I wear them all the time (if you haven't noticed) although I do only (only she says..) have four pairs. At the moment (ha ha) they are keeping me going and I am definitely getting my moneys worth. Does that count as an addiction? Small fry I appreciate to the true trainer buffs out there. I am a mere beginner...
But they don't have to be expensive and this is a quick look - inspired by a foray into Topshop yesterday when they have brought out some options which it really is too rude to ignore.
These are amazing for the money.
Copenhagen Star Trainer from Topshop £26
But my find of the week is definitely the Caper trainer (you do actually get two of them...) in leather from Topshop for a wondrous £26.
In the blue
Caper Lace up trainer in burgundy (this is actually red - I saw them instore today) from Topshop £26
And in the black.
Toulouse Lace up Trainer £52
More leather options at M&S. These are perfect as an entry level. The ultimate in elegance. And yes I do believe a trainer can now be elegant.
Leather Lace up trainers from Autograph £49.50
If you don't want white white then they a grey version - I would say more of a stone but the perfect muted shade if you don't want a bright white.
In the grey £49.50
Leather look now but a bargain if you just want to give the look a go...
New Look leather look trainers £12.99
More detail at Pull & Bear.
Pull & Bear White Stitch Detail Trainer £25.99
Another version of a heel detail at ASOS. Flatform now which isn't going to be everyone's cup of tea but I don't think it's too in your face Spice Girls.
ASOS Dion Flatform £25.00
A really good looking staple now in a couple of colours. I am a huge huge coloured trainer fan which is ironic when I'm not that big on colour.. (admittedly I do only have one pair).
ASOS Drew Lace Up Trainer in yellow £25
And in the pink.. again £25