Style Theory: The 90s style skater shoe is back with a vengence. No longer the property of skater boys....the skater shoe or slip on as it is now known, has become mainstream and looks to be even bigger news this Spring Summer:
The designers have re-launched this shape with Celine, Dolce and Gabbana and Saint Laurent to name but a few bringing out versions of the laceless 'kicks'. Comfortable and sleek, the high street have embraced this slip on trainer trend and there are some fab, more reasonable versions to be found. It is the great new alternative to the trainer or converse this summer so why not give them a try?
First here are a few ideas of how to style the slip on:
|Animal print slip ons look great with an all black outfit.|
|Buy light or metallic slip ons to wear in the summer.|
|The Celine plaid tartans are one of the designer versions that started this trend.|
|Pair your skater shoe with cropped leather trousers for a cool, sleek look.|
|Black skater shoes are infintely versatile and look great with this grey and denim outfit.|
|Red is going to be a big colour in AW14 so get in there early and add a pop of colour to your outfit with a red bag and leopard print slip ons.|
|I love this look of the camel coat and grey tee with dark leather trouser s and black slip on, laid back and chic.|
|Skater shoes fit perfectly into your 'day' wardrobe|
These trainers do the talking and are therefore best styled with simple outfits, they look great with a plain jumper and skinny black jeans or cigarette trousers. I really like the idea of them with skirt and tees in the summer. So here are the best on the high street:
|Bertie Putney mix material Slip on Leather Shoes £69|
These are a fabulous version of the slip on, they have the right size of chunky sole to flatter legs and the leopard print can be seen as a neutral and paired with any colour and style of jeans.
|Carvelo Lorenzo Trainers @John Lewis £95|
Pair these Zebra print slip ons with black ankle length skinny jeans and a black jumper now and in the summer wear with white shirt and black shorts for a chic monochrome look.
|KG Londres casual shoes Black@House of Fraser £95|
|Marks and Spencer Slip on Trainers with Insolia £25|
|Marks and Spencer Slip on Trainer with Insolia £25|
A lady like lace twist on the slip on with a lace printed skater shoe.
|H&M Snakeskin Sneaker £19.99|
I have these ones and they are so comfortable, not leather so I am not sure how long they will last but I am wearing them none stop at the moment.
|Topshop High Vamp Sneaker £20|
This wine colour looks great with black and greys and for the summer clash with a pale pink top.
|Topshop Fur Slip On Skater £20|
I love the fur look, this is a great basic black slip on.
|Topshop Tartan Skaters £20|
A 'hommage' to the Celine skater shoe, pick out the red in the check with red accessories.
And for a more feminine take on the trend try these beautiful metallic slip ons from Hush, they are a gorgeous gold or silver colour and will look amazing in the summer with tanned ankles and ankle skimming skinny jeans.
|Hush Slip on Perforated Sneaker £85|
So there is my run down of the best on the high street and now for a couple of ideas of how to style them:
For a chic day to evening look:
Topshop Boyfriend Jeans
Red Scarf (Similar)
A cool daytime look:
A pastel day to evening, laid back look:
|Whistles Pink Coat|
H&M Grey Tee
River Island Backpack
Slip on Trainers - as above
I hope this has inspired you a little, I have been a slightly late jumping on the 'slip on bandwagon' but am now I obsessed with these shoes and think they will come into their own in the late Spring/early summer.
For My Style over the last couple of days:
What I wore for running up to school with the kids and working from home..loving my new H&M slip ons so comfortable!
|Sorry no head shot, my 3 year old photographer was having an 'off day'!!|
|Trench coat: Topshop|
Denim Jacket: Warehouse
Slip ons: H&M
|Bomber jacket: Primark|
Lilac jumper: Topshop unique
Jeans: Topshop Baxter
Trainers: Adidas Superstar
Are you into slip on/skater shoe, have you indulged in one or more pairs, would love to hear about your favourites. I have tried on so many pairs but because I have big feet for my height (UK6.5 I am only 5ft3!) it took me a while to find a pair that did not look huge..those of you with smaller feet will have a field day!!
I am off to the Gap and Red Magazine Event in Gap, Oxford Street this evening, I am excited to see what direction their fabulous new Creative Director Rebekka Bay (formally at Cos) has taken their looks in and will report back....
Next time, my Blogger meet up in town..was a fabulous day, I met some fantastic Mum fashion bloggers and had such fun with copious amounts of Prosecco..heaven!
Till next time, Frances xx