Sneaker Chic – why I’m not wearing dad shoes

Platforms, pimped-up sneakers, furkenstocks ; I’ve never been a fan of pantomime shoes. There’s nothing wrong with a little razzle dazzle , no one wants their basics to look basic , but keeping the silhouette sleek, simple and streamlined wins every time. And paying up to £700 for a pair of high-end designer trainers is ridiculous and revolting; to me, sneaker style shouldRead more

How to wear trainers without looking like an overgrown teenager

Jenna Lyons photo: I am Koo Inspired by the post on snazzy sneakers last week, my latest piece for the Guardian explains how to wear trainers without looking too ‘adultolescent’ (new made-up word). Here are some grownup women who do it best. Starting with Jenna Lyons, of course. Neneh Cherry in a standout coat and Stan Smiths. AdidasRead more

Nike Air Max City Collection

  Having collaborated with Liberty for a couple of seasons, Nike have now created their own range of floral print Air Max sneakers. There’s a selection of different patterns all named after different cities and printed onto leather. So, the one above is Milan, the monochrome print is New York and the red rose representsRead more

Sneaker Style

Sneaker envy… My latest blog post for the FT’s How To Spend It website talks about fancy trainers ‘sneaking into style’. Which as a lifelong sports shoe fanatic and champion of casual glamour, I’m delighted about. Posh sweatshirts, indigo jeans, luxe trainers – today, I’m just a more upscale version of my 15-year-old self. I guess that’s what you call timeless style. Anyhow. This season’sRead more