SS16 | Sports Luxe, Stripes and Brights.

sports luxe stripes and brights

Brights, Stripes and New Shoes!

Brights, stripes and sports luxe are three spring trends that I am loving.

The designer brands have some amazing pieces, and I am crushing on a little bit of Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim or Isabella Marant.
But, sometimes it is (almost) as much fun creating your own look, from some well loved items.
Especially if you get a little help from some new shoes!

sports luxe stripes and brights

I could pretend that I was needing a new pair of shoes, or I was looking for something to match an outfit, but the truth is I just saw them and I had to have them!

Simple as that.

I know they are not actually a new style.
High heeled trainers have been done before.
Wedge trainers are still everywhere, but true stiletto trainers had their brief moment back in 2012-13.

There were many fake ‘Nike’ versions kicking around for a while.

Even Christian Louboutin created their own patent pair.

And I, for one, love the look of them.

Stiletto trainers are so much fun to wear!

I have to admit that they are a marmite shoe.
Love them or hate them, they are not everyone’s cup of tea.
They are neither practical, or particularly comfortable.
{But, let’s face it, what 4 inch heel is?}

Too bold, too bright, too brassy and not any real purpose to them at all.

However, I have to admit that I squealed with joy when I opened this shoe box!
I was thrilled with the look of them.
Putting them straight on my feet, and parading around the house with a big grin on my face…
“Look at my shoooooes!”
My girls all wanted a shot.
“They’re so cool Mum!”
Even my husband commented.
“I like the way they make you walk…”
Yep! That is the joy of a high heel.

sports luxe stripes and brights

The rest of this outfit came together very easily.

I wanted the shoes to do (most of) the talking, so plain skinny jeans (in a paler denim finish) and a striped cotton blazer, were perfect.

{See the jeans styled here, with a cropped jumper and the Jacket, styled here in summer}

The acid lime of the trainers was calling out for some more bright hues.
A yellow knitted top brought some of the colour I needed.

{See it styled here, with tartan}

The punch of red came from my favourite bag.

A red bangle, neon watch and vibrant lip finished things off perfectly.

{See my vintage bangle here}

Read the story of my red lipstick, here.

Do you like high heeled trainers?

Would you/do you wear slightly ridiculous shoes, just because they made you feel good?

Please share in the comments or tweet me @samantha4blair

Trainers: Replay These red wedge ones are nice….. These are a brilliant colour!

Jeans: Falmer (similar)

Jacket: Primark (similar)

Bag: Bogner (similar)

Watch: Swatch (this one is very cool!)

Bangle: Vintage

Lipstick: Wet and Wild

Jumper: Boden (this is lovely)

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