All Hail the Fashion Trainer

For the last couple of years, minimalist trainers have reigned supreme. Kind of like an anti-fashion shoe, they exude that, ‘I woke up like this’ feel. Plain white classics and sporty styles ruled the runway and graced the feet of all our favourite street style stars. But for AW17, the trainer just got a lot more interesting. Thanks to this season’s ‘more is more’ mantra, it’s time to ditch your simple lace-ups and retro runners and replace them with all things fuzzy, studded, stacked and bedazzled.

It’s all in the details when it comes to high-fashion trainers - be it a flash of faux fur, feathers, jewels or sleek, sporty colour-blocking. First stop, Carvela Kurt Geiger’s Lamar lace-ups. Available in khaki, black, red, nude and silver, they will add a cool finish to any off-duty athleisure look. If you’re after some serious statement makers, opt for Kurt Geiger London’s feather-trimmed Lucille. Wear by day with jeans and a leather jacket or with a dress for a sleek take on evening cool.

In keeping with AW17’s trend for all things OTT, sneakers have had a sparkling makeover and we’ve got a whole load of glittering picks that’ll have you leading the fash pack. Let’s kick things off with pearls and studs. Gone are the days when such adornments were the sole preserve of prim ladies that lunch. Both are huge news and the hottest way to wear them is via your feet, courtesy of KG Kurt Geiger’s Orla kicks. Got a thing for bling? The embellished KG Kurt Geiger Lovely and Kurt Geiger London’s Leighton will ensure you’re the centre of attention wherever you go. Perfect with black jeans and an oversized knit but equally good with an LBD for a laidback evening look (minimum effort, maximum impact). For something at the subtler end of the scale, Miss KG offers a more pared-back take on the trend - see the Luke, Lareina and Lollie slip-ons for further inspo!

Key to completing the ath-luxe look (that’s athleisure meets luxe, FYI) is a sports-luxe bag. Kurt Geiger London’s Violet is the ultimate easy, everyday bag to carry all your essentials and comes in metallic or matt leather. A backpack is a no-brainer athleisure accessory and Kurt Geiger London’s Chantal comes in a variety of finishes, from embellished khaki Nylon to chic tweed. So, now you know all about the new fashion sneaker and how to wear it, make a glitzy run for it!

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