My “Sneaking” Obsession
With three quarters of the year ahead of us… it’s not too late to add the trendiest staple to your wardrobe, the sneaker! Even a doubter like Spanish shoe designer Manolo Blahnik admitted this year in Porter magazine that he was including them onto his Top 6 “essentials” list.
As it doesn’t look like this red-hot “athleisure” trend is going to take a break, EVERYONE is coming aboard this Love Boat. Casual and athletic designs are starting to blur as we combine the comfort of wearing exercise clothes in everyday settings.
While large athletic brands seemed to own this arena, top fashion designers are expanding into this emerging trend. It seems everyone has a version of their own… and some are prettier than others! This coveted trend is being embraced by fashion idols Balenciaga and Gucci… just to name a few!
If you follow the runway trends, this season’s “sneakerhead” obsession seems to be with the white sneaker, mainly found with exaggerated soles. Also popular are the pastels, prints and the occasional metallic. This season, nothing is sacred or of limits…even corduroy and ruffles!
~ Bonney Rempel, Senior Marketing Director and Fashion Trend Follower