If you’re considering buying a pair of colored chucks cause you know, spring is here, hence all colored things are in, STOP right there. I mean do go shopping, by all means, just opt for the WHITE chucks, high tops, kicks, cause this spring it’s all minimal. Clean cuts. Clear lines. Sporty luxe meets casual effortless and gives birth to chic sophisticated minimal looks.
What does this invasion mean for us, anyway? Do we stop wearing our pretty colored sneakers? Are all white sneakers in, or just high-tops par example? And how do we style them?
While the focus in 2014 Spring/Summer is on the clean cut lines and white, light, puffy minimal colors, this trend – as invasive in our fashion lives as it is – does not exclude the bright colored sneakers. White sneakers is just the TREND & the IT shoe of 2014. So keep the brights, but get a pair of whites as well. On the WHAT sneaker type to pick – ANY and EVERY should sum it up. From high tops, low tops, chucks, kicks, thick soled, blinged – as long as they’re white, they’re perfect. Style wise, although seemingly they would only work with sporty’ish attire, the beauty of 2014 trend is pairing white sneakers with anything. Think about the most ridiculous combo. Now do it. From the classic summer look (cutoffs and tank tops) to casual dresses, to office looks (think silky top and trousers or skirts), to evening looks (sequined styles, evening little dress) the white sneaker is like a return to our childhood/teenage years in those 90s, when every girl had a pair of white kicks she wore with anything. Back then it was all street cool. Now the white shoe is more of a minimal less-is-more-kinda-sophistication. It’s like a break in the color-less monotony (all black look and white sneakers) or a look-away from the feet (just keep it simple and clean in white shoes) to let the rest of the outfit do the talking. While this trend is not worthy of a continuous omgomgomgomgomg – exclamation point – it’s still got that understated something that makes us all wanna be part of it. A look borrowed from ‘cool’ moms, effortlessly chic French girls, summer teens in cutoffs and flirty dresses, preppy girls turned sporty, geek versus cheeky rich socialites playing tennis. In fact, for the past year or so fashion has been obsessed with the laid back, sporty chic styles. Yeah we’re still doing the glam, the grunge and the smart – but… if you stop and give it a close look for a sec, you’ll notice all designers sent models down the runway is a classic sporty, or reinvented sporty look, whether it was sporty laid back by the shoes, or by the fabrics or colors, most collections sent our minds off to a more relaxed and athletic world, where it’s OK to wear white sneakers to work. Does this mean the era of posh heels is dead? Where is that OMG when you need it? When it comes to heels I could care less what the sartorial world has to say. I’m keeping them. The good news though, is that fashion today is one big whore, who lives with everyone (all being in and that shit), so it’s only normal we dress to our moods and the style labeling has long died.
One day we feel like a 90s grungy sexy Kate Moss, the other we’re hot as hell in sky high heels like the the ultimate glamour puss, the next we’re this Tom-boy, model off duty, socialite, manager, rock star, or 15 year old spoiled brat. All is cool. Age is just a number. Trends are just fashion. It’s all about personal style & moods.We’re all too cool to be just one and too creative to be style pigeonholed.