Smart Casual Trainers

 When I was younger I use to love trainers but then I grew up out of that phase and didn’t own trainers (other than a running pair) for years. I relied on my trusty Converse until I began to see people start to wear trainers with smart coats. I was in two minds about ordering these, I knew I wanted them but would I actually wear them?

I got these on the ASOS sale for about £50-60 but once I used my student discount and vouchers I paid nearly nothing and I just couldn’t resist!

 Recently I have just been struggling to wear anything else; they’re comfortable, warmer than my Converse and I can even wear them with my favourite smart coat. I am now eyeing up some more colours or even a pair of New Balance’s and wondering how I have fallen in love with trainers. Everyone seems as surprised as I am, even my little cousin asked me why I am wearing boys shoes, not because they are boy shoes but just because they are far more like boy shoes than what he is use to seeing me in.

 I do struggle a little to make them look a little smarter (don’t worry I don’t ever wear them with tracksuits and t-shirt, promise!) but I usually pair them with my favourite GAP jeans, a nice jumper (this one is from Zara) and I chose this time to wear my favourite Superdry Timothy Everest Town Coat and my trusty Zara City Bag.

 Talking of bags I am on the hunt for a new one but I just can’t find the perfect one. I hate going to look for them, instead I just always buy a bag when I find one I love but I haven’t fallen for any since the Zara City Bag and that was about a year ago!

I’ll keep you all updated on whether I end up caving and buying another pair of trainers, if I find the perfect pair I don’t think I will be able to resist!

Do you wear trainers? What do you think of wearing them with smarter coats?

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13 Comments

  1. 11th March 2014 / 10:22 am

    Trainers are thé shoes to wear nowadays and I love my Nike ones. I do pair them with sweatpants and t-shirts when I'm just running an errand though but I usually wear them with my black jeans and then a smart top/shirt.

  2. 11th March 2014 / 11:54 am

    They're lovely! Great colour choice and you've really dressed them well with the outfit you've picked. I'm looking to get some new trainers, probably New Balance or Adidas Gazelles I think, but now you're bringing Nike into the question!

    http://www.hello-freckles.com

  3. 11th March 2014 / 1:52 pm

    These colour of these trains are so nice! I haven't worn trainers for years but the same with you the more I see people wear them with smart coats the more I want a pair, tempted to order the new balance ones i've wanted now!

    Maydoll

  4. 11th March 2014 / 6:06 pm

    They look lovely on you. I wear trainers a lot, because i cant wear any heels because of my arthritis and so trainers are very comfy for me.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

  5. 12th March 2014 / 2:32 pm

    It's so London! I think I've never seen people wearing trainers and suits anywhere else! I lov your pics, I miss Camden Market!

  6. 13th March 2014 / 2:28 am

    aah these were on my wishlist a few months back…you style them so well!

    tempted…so tempted…

    jayj x.
    avecjayj.com.

  7. 16th March 2014 / 11:40 pm

    I practically used to live in trainers and would wear them with all sorts, it's great to see that they are coming back. I need to get myself a new pair as it must be now roughly ten years since I last purchased any.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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