Friday, February 22

sneaky chic


When I left New York for LA years ago, I vowed that I would keep dressing like a New Yorker--i.e., proudly wear heels to the supermarket and never, ever leave home in sneakers for any reason other than a morning jog. Initially, I remained true and wore my heels everywhere like a champ, but over time a few things happened that altered the course of my history: LA's omnipresent casual vibe began its inevitable subversion of my fashion thinking; I had kids; and sneakers (the right ones) became much cooler, colorful and, well, chic. And so it began, the integration of sneakers into my everyday mix. Make no mistake: these are not your school run-to-workout-to-running-around-doing-errands sneakers. They're bold, bright kicks that go, yes, from school runs to yes, laps around the supermarket to a hike up Runyon Canyon and then, marathon-like, on to photo shoots, clothing showrooms, meetings at Soho House, and other fashionable jaunts around town (further justification shown, above, and below). Thankfully, there's a myriad of seriously good options from New Balance (similar to above, but for a more aggro version, try these), Madewell, Nike (vintage style!) and Sam Edelman (sporty meets high fashion love!). Don't be afraid. They are so comfy, you might not want to ever take them off.




Photos: They All Hate Us, Marie Claire, Pinterest, Stockholm-Streetstyle

8 comments:

cathy said...

I want to know where to get the jacket in the first picture! Thank you

Anonymous said...

I"d like to know where to get the jacket in the second!

Layla Kawashima said...

Love it! I'd like to know what is the Nike option you recommended (it's actually linking to the Madewell option…) Thank you!

Anonymous said...

the link to the Nike pair goes to the Madewell ones...

Marlien Rentmeester said...

Thanks for the heads-up. I fixed the Nike link.

Azra said...

I wear sporty sneakers only when running or at the gym. But for the playground and around and about I love Tretorn.

LnS said...

love this look
nothing like a good old pair of kicks!
leathernspice.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

she doesnt know where the coat is from.