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The Trainers Were Made For Walking

By Sharmin Musca, Personal Stylist on September 16, 2015 in Other

Photo: Sharmin Musca, Personal Stylist

Photo: Sharmin Musca, Personal Stylist

Apple weather predictions have been causing me havoc lately, leading to me dress for an arctic forecast before being warmed more by the summer-like rays than my winter coat. So I’ve ditched the coat for trans-seasonal scarves and layered knits, and I’m working a trend I saw a lot in Paris – long hair tucked into a neck collar or scarf – hoping to create a chic faux bob. The trend requires minimum effort, but can conjure a look of cool sophistication, much like the look worn by fashion editors everywhere: a jacket thrown nonchalantly over the shoulders. A jacket over the shoulders is supposed to frame a great outfit and, likewise, hair tucked into a scarf frames what’s great about your face.

Do you love the enduring flats footwear trend? While there are plenty of women out there who can walk a mile in heels, I am not one of them. There are a few occasions I’ve tried, but I then needed a 24-hour break from walking at all. Sure, a pair of towering ‘look-at-me’ heels are great when doing a door-to-door taxi night, as flats never feel as exciting to wear out, but for so many other occasions it’s great to be liberated with all these choices of cool flats over heels.

Lately I have found that the less frequently I wear heels, the more insufferable they feel. Yes, sure, they are nice to look at, fun to buy and a pleasure to style outfits with, but when push comes to walk, comfort is important, so I’m excited by the plethora of embellished trainers on offer as they can be styled with everything – skater skirts, pleated skirts, skinny jeans, boyfriend jeans, distressed jeans, cropped pants – allowing the wearer to create unique looks for day and night, quirky ensembles and sporty luxe vibes.

Tread carefully, though, when adopting this footwear style; look for brightly coloured sneakers or those with interesting textures and embellishments or you may be mistaken for a morning commuter heading into Martin Place.

On the streets this month I found…

Lives: Bondi
Occupation: Student
Fave item for the season: Leather backpack by Rag and Bone.
Street Style: Ruby looks stunning in an Asilio jumper, hat by Fallen Broken Street, Toms sunglasses and peep-toe mules by Montana (all from Carousel in Bondi). She also wears Nobody jeans and a necklace bought on holiday.

Lives: Bondi Beach
Occupation: Store manager
Fave Item for the Season: A paisley midi dress by Nana Judy.
Street Style: Tamara rocks a leather jacket by Nana Judy, vintage skirt, French Connection top, Tony Bianco boots and a her roommate’s bag.