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Monday, 11 February 2013

How To Wear Hi-Top Trainers

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You know those girls who look really awesomely cool and still feminine when wearing huge clunking shoes, baggy jeans and a Varsity jacket? Yeah. I'm not one of those girls.

I tend to shy away from more masculine fashion trends as I just can't pull them off. Something to do with having size 8 feet and a size 12 ass - I need clothes that indicate a waist in between. Hi-top trainers have been on my No, No, NO list for a long time, but my inner gangster was dying to give them a try...

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Jeans, Topshop Leighs | Shirt, Zara | Jumper, c/o Barbour | Hi-tops, Nike c/o Sarenza | Glasses, Ralph Lauren at Vision Express | Lipstick, All About Me by Topshop

So I went there. When I spied these cute black/grey spotty hi-tops on Sarenza I couldn't resist, despite knowing they'd make make my feet look like boats. And they do. But paired with form-fitting black and some matchy-matchy dots, maybe only small tug boats.

What do you think of hi-top trainers? Would you wear them?

45 comments:

  1. The lipstick suits you really well :) Love this look.

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  2. I'd definitely wear them! They're styled really well, I love how the polka dots on your blouse match the spots on the shoes. I'm a size eight in shoes too and high tops are on my wishlist!

    Rach
    The Awesome Lady
    www.theawesomelady.blogspot.com

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  3. I have had my eye on these very trainers for a while now! What's the sizing like? I am normally an 8 but I take a 7 in most Nikes, weirdly.

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    1. I think they're quite true to size... but I guess it depends how big an 8 you are! I originally got these in a 7 (because usually with bulky shoes I can size down) but they were a tiny bit small so I went up and they fit really well. They're quite narrow despite the chunkiness so I'd say stick with an 8. Hope that helps! :)

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  4. you look awesome! Really like the Nike blazers right now..

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  5. Love your sneakers ;) You look so pretty!
    xx,
    Rute

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  6. I love the shoes! I am a big fan of sneakers and you are rocking them girl.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  7. They look amazing with that outfit! :) XO

    Honey
    www.imhoneyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I've been desperate to try hi-top trainers for a while but I struggle with looking feminine in non 'girly' clothes/shoes! These look so cute with the little spots, I think I'll have to give them a try!! x

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  9. You look faboosh, the hi tops manage to look pretty smart & defo don't look like boats. I on the other hand am a teeny size 3. I tried hi tops on and looked like I had stumps not feet! Grrrrrrrr!

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  10. This is so strange that you've posted this, I only just ordered a pair of high Vans on Saturday. I've always been a little wary but they were so cute and in the sale...I have quite a few pair of hi top converses but I just wear those with jeans. I'm hoping the Vans might look ok with skirts and not make my size 7 feet look too humongous. I like the way you've worn them with monochrome and the echo of the spots.

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  11. I am really into trainers at the moment and am dying to try a pair of hi-tops! these ones are super pretty x
    Floral Etiquette

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  12. Hi-top trainers are never something i could pull off, but i'm loving the way you've worn them and they go great with your outfit! x

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  13. They look lovely on you. I too have size 8 feet and didn't think they would suit me but i want a pair now. :)

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  14. I ADORE high tops and you don't look masculine in them at all haha. I love wearing mine with leggings and a blazer combo :) xx

    Made In A Cup

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  15. I've always felt I couldn't wear hitops either but you look super cute! may have to revisit x

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  16. I'm obsessed with hi-top trainers. I always used to wear Converse, but I got some black studded Blink trainers in the ASOS sale and I'm loving them.

    Liz xx
    distractmenowplease.blogspot.com

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  17. I used to have a real issue with trainers and was convinced that everyone was staring at the boat-like shoes on my feet. I've now become obsessed with owning wedge trainers, and last week bought a pair of Nike blazers. I'm a trainer convert and will definitely be buying more!

    - Tabitha at scaredtoast.com x

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  18. 'My inner gangster was dying to give them a try' - best line I've ever seen on a blog!

    I think they look really good on you! I don't own any trainers at all and considering I live in pencil skirts, they're definitely not for me, but you can pull them off! xo

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  19. I've been looking for some cute hi-tops for a while! These are perfect.

    I'm the same with avoiding manly trends, even though sometimes it's way more comfortable!


    chloex

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  20. I know your dilemma but I absolutely love hi top trainers. If I could I'd have a room full. It's all about the styling :) Hannah x

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  21. I think you look lovely xx

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  22. Your All About Me lipstick from Topshop is pretty. The cute Barbour jumper looks nice with your Topshop Leighs jeans.

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  23. I think you change your hairstyle. it suits you but its old.

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  25. I don't even own a pair of trainers, I just cannot do masculine/sporty trends! Too much hips is the problem.

    Anyway, I think this gamble definitely paid off! Maybe its the polka dots but they still look feminine and cool =) xx

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  27. I love your hair! It's gorgeous! I absolutely love your blog, specially the photos because they are so artistic and clear, I am really looking at them. I followed you on GFC and BlogLovin'! Hoping you can come by mine too :) Thank you for this post! I can't wait to read more of your posts. More power to you!

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  29. Very cute. Your feet don't look big at all. I'm a size 8 and also feel the foot/boat pain.

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  30. i do love me some high tops x

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  31. Your hair is so lovely long Jen! And your feet don't look big at all, I didn't even notice!

    louisejoyb x

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  32. Well, you wear them wonderfully!
    I bought my blazers because I required some sensible footwear which would last longer than two weeks (ballerina flats, I'm looking at YOU) but were still on-trend. They're the most comfortable things I have ever worn. I would literally wear them with anything, dodgy looks be damned!

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  33. I LOVE your Nikes! Big big fan of casual and stylish. You look fab!
    And Happy Valentines day btw :)
    x
    http://heroineinheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. I love my hi tops! I wouldn't be able to face a week without them!

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    Lots of love, M

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  35. I love your hi-tops.. I think I agree my inner gangster is dieing to get a pair. Love the polka-dot detailing.. Im a sucker for polka-dots. x

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  36. You look great!!
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  37. cool! like it!
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    It's fashion damnit
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  38. nice blog, new follower
    pretty shoes
    follow back, if you like .. andy

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  40. These look great on you, I love the colours. I'd actually love some new trainers but I always get distracted by a nice pair of boots instead! xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  41. You look great <3 Love the outfit & your lip color!!!

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  42. I love this!
    Your trainers looks fab

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    xoxo

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  43. Lol, I know exactly what you mean about the whole hi top thing. I think you've styled them out perfectly :) I've just dipped my toe into the trend myself...what do you think? http://highheelsandcobbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/she-wears-high-heels-i-wear-sneakers.html
    M x

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