Style and comfort just had a baby…..
I still remember when Phoebe Philo came out to take a bow after Celine’s 2011 F/W wearing some very broken-in Adidas Stan Smith sneakers. Paired with a sleek turtle neck and tapered pants, both in black, Phoebe’s look was tasteful, comfortable and effortlessly chic. In the years that followed, sneakers acquired ringing endorsements from influential designers ranging from Celine, Dior and of course, Chanel. After years of swearing by four-inch (at least) heels, even fashion editors warmed up to the chic comfort of pairing outfits with sneakers, joining the ranks of fashion bloggers/ influencers.
While sneakers don’t stand a chance at dethroning high heels, I think the rubber-sole revolution is certainly here to stay. Why? Well for starters, the sneaker has proved it’s longevity as a shoe option over the last few years. Also, it’s not just about comfort, even though that’s a big one, with all the options available, sneaker choices have become the wearer’s statement and a reflection of their personal style.
Of all my sneakers the Adidas Stan Smith’s remain a favorite. Yes, partly because of Phoebe’s influence but more importantly, they are crisp, minimalistic and work with virtually my entire closet. They also have this cool vibe to them, which I think makes them the equivalent of Christian Louboutin, So Kate, a definite classic in the sneaker category.
Wearing: Zara Skirt || F21 Sleeveless blazer || Thrifted Belt || Adidas Stan Smith sneakers