Fall fashion trend: Sneakers

Rumour (i.e. the internet) has it that fall fashion is giving us ladies a break this year with sneakers and ball caps making their way onto the trend forecast.  While I’m all for comfort, the mere thought of Jerry Seinfeld makes me cringe and I take it as a personal affront when I see otherwise put together individuals walking down Bay street in a suit and sneakers (this is what flats are for ladies!).  So let’s be clear: “sneakers” as fashionable footware does not include your running shoes, hiking boots, or anything you would wear inside of a gym.  It does include Chuck Taylors of pretty much any style and colour, Kate Spade’s new line for Ked’s (dying), Liberty of London’s Nike collection, or, if you prefer some fancy with your sneakers, Yves Saint Laurent’s silver studded hightops.

2013-08-28Top: Kate Spade for Keds, Vans, Converse, Tory Burch; Middle: Liberty of London for Nike, Top Shop, Converse; Bottom row: Isabel Marant, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Hardy, Valentino

If you’re not sure you can pull off this trend, check out blogger Sincerely Jules for some inspiration.  This girl wears kicks like they’re Louboutins (to be fair, I’m pretty sure she could make Uggs look good). Continue reading