Girl it's Time to Change! Sneaker Edition.
Welcome to your Spring/Summer Trend Report! If you love Fashion as much as I do, then you’ll love this 5 part Fashion Blog.
I’m Meaghan, owner of The GEMINI Agency and I’ve teamed up with Bobbie from The Clothing Exchange to highlight what’s trending this season. We L-O-V-E fashion and empowering women, so our goal is to inspire you to get you out of your covid uniform (aka leggings) and into something more stylish!
Covid not only stopped the flow of our daily lives, but it also stunted the development of our self-expression. What the hell Covid?!
We all went into fight mode and lost touch with who we are. What does this have to do with a fashion blog? EVERYTHING! Music, books, food, make-up choices and hair styles are all forms in which we express ourselves. Our identities are defined by what we do, how we act and what we wear. To us, fashion is the ultimate form of self-expression.
With the nicer weather rolling in, now feels like the right time to refresh your closet and start embracing a style that truly represents who you are! A bad ass bi-atch who is working her way through a pandemic and is hell bent on coming out on top! We’re here to help you do that with style! Time is of the essence, so let’s dive into it!
Say Hello to the FASHION SNEAKER!
Fashion sneakers are reigning supreme this season and that isn’t about to change. Here are the top Fashion Sneakers you’ll want in your closet!
All White Sneakers
The #1 sneaker of the season, these kicks are so versatile you can wear them with literally anything. They have graduated from a street style-inspired trend to a wardrobe classic. Worried about them not staying white? That’s totally cool. A little dirt never hurt, and will make your shoes look slightly vintage!
How to style them? Since the white sneaker is simple, you can pair them with ANYTHING! But here are some ideas: A maxi dress, biker shots, 90’s jeans or the classic, a skinny jean and blazer combo.
Retro Feel Kicks
Have you noticed? The 90’s have made a comeback. Suede low-tops, canvas high tops, leather tennis shoes—you name it! Almost every retro sneaker you see is taking its inspiration from the past. Throwback silhouettes with a healthy dose of retro cool aren't going anywhere. A retro sneaker can be a re-released style or an actual old-school shoe, still in good condition! Here are some of the most notable retro sneakers.
- NikeClassic Cortez
- Adidas Gazelle
- New Balance 990
- Reebok C 85
How to Style them? These are similar to the classic white sneaker but with a small pop of colour. Try pairing them with a complementary colour. But don’t limit your styling. Remember, style is a form of self-expression. So in the wise words of Madonna, “Express Yourself”!
Colour Blocked Sneakers
We’re calling these our statement sneakers. Colour-blocking is an art form shoe designers adopted and we’re glad they did! This style focuses on 3-4 colours and graphic shapes to create a striking visual. Colour blocked shoes are characterized by their bold neon colours, platform soles, geometric shapes and bulky esthetics. There are so many variations to choose from. Here are the top 5 brands to check out.
- New Balance
How to Style them? Since these are the ultimate Fashion Sneaker, anything goes! Play it safe with a pair of jeans and white tee for a classic look, or mix with different prints and styles to truly express yourself!
Okay, so you’re ready to shop! How much and where? The beauty of the Fashion Seaner trend is that they are everywhere! They can be found in every shoe store ranging in price from $39.99 (Spring Shoes) to $250 (Nike Air Force) to $500+ (Gucci). There’s always your favourite local consignment store AKA The Clothing Exchange to shop at too! Wink wink!
So get on board with this trend, and hit the ground running (or strutting) in your favourite pair of Fashion Sneakers!