Leaping forward into Spring

So spring has finally sprung. Even if the sun isn’t quite blazing, when it does rear it’s pleasant head you can actually feel the warmth for the first time in months. Added to which the days are getting longer and the hazy scent of summer eves spent in beer gardens hangs in the air. Plus this Sunday is the day the clocks go forward marking the official start of British summertime. Begone winter, we welcome you spring!

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With this is mind today’s post is quite a summery affair. I recently acquired a new pair of trainers and have been loath to remove them since. In fact only my obsession with keeping them looking brand spanking new has stopped me wearing them daily. I have been wanting a pair of white trainers for quite some time and have been debating the various merits of the Adidas Stan Smiths (a bit too ubiquitous), the Superstars (a very close contender) or a new pair of classic Converse All Stars (a wardrobe staple).

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Then I was thrown a curve ball in the form of Lacoste’s new SS15 collection and I fell in love. With the clean lines of a tennis shoe, discreet branding and super soft leather (comfy to wear from day one) these Carnaby Evo’s will carry me through shopping days, weekend brunches and meetings alike. And aside from the stunning minimalist design, what I actually love most is that they are slightly cream rather than pure white, which adds to their chic retro quality.

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Carnaby Evo, £84.99, Lacoste available at Office.co.uk

Like a missing jigsaw piece they fully integrate into my current wardrobe and pull together some of my favourite clothes. Also did I mention how super soft and comfy they are? Here is how I plan to style them this month:

Weekend brunch: Dress, Topshop; Earrings, Claire’s; Necklace, Whistles; Oversized clutch, Primark; Jumper, Mango; Trainers, £84.99, Lacoste

Meeting with clients: Sleeveless Ponte jacket, £42, Topshop (available now); Necklace, Whistles; Polka-dot shirt, New Look; Boyfriend jeans, Nobody; Trainers, £84.99, Lacoste

A stroll in the park: Boyfriend jeans, Nobody; Jumper, Gap; Polka-dot shirt, New Look; Trainers, £84.99, Lacoste; Purse, homemade gift; Necklace, Primark

Feel inspired? Then check out the full Spring Summer Lacoste range available now at http://www.lacoste.com. Unfortunately for those of you with delicate feet these trainers are from the men’s collection (sizes range from UK 7-12) but there are very similar women’s options available.

For other items featured on this page head to http://www.topshop.com, http://www.newlook.com, http://www.primark.com, http://www.mango.com, http://www.gap.co.uk and http://www.claires.co.uk

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Topshop x Adidas Originals

With Chanel pairing trainers and couture gowns, Prada showcasing stripy footless sports socks on the catwalk and a printed sweatshirt being the garment-du-jour for several seasons, the proliferation of sports influences in fashion hasn’t been this big since the 90s.

 Chanel couture SS14

Chanel Couture SS14

Prada SS14 Look 22

Prada SS14 Look 25

Prada SS14

Street style blogs are exploding with high-tops, rucksacks and baseball caps and chief Twitter faces Cara Delevigne, Rita Ora and Miley Cyrus are regularly spotted in logoed attire. In fact fashion’s current obsession with the decade that redefined sportswear may well have nearly reached its summit, but not before this week’s collaboration causes a veritable shopping storm.

High street giant Topshop has teamed up with sportswear stalwart Adidas Originals to give us a 20-piece collection that blends slouchy shapes with vibrant prints. Incorporating the brand’s iconic signatures, such as the triple stripe and logo motif, Topshop has infused tracksuits, shorts and sweaters with a dose of fashion magic. In store this Thursday (March 20th) the collection is causing a buzz in style circles with the high-tops in particular attracting a flood of attention. Check out the below images from the campaign. Let the fashion frenzy commence.

Topshop X Adidas Originals shorts, £32

Shorts, £32

Topshop X Adidas Originals hoodie, £55

Hoodie, £55

Topshop X Adidas Originals logo vest £26

Vest, £26

Topshop X Adidas Originals Printed hoodie, £70; printed tracksuit bottoms, £50

Printed hoodie, £70 and tracksuit bottoms, £50

Topshop X Adidas jumpsuit, £137

Jumpsuit, £137

Still life - Topshop X Adidas Originals zip-up top, £70

Zip-up printed top, £70

Still life - Topshop X Adidas Originals Printed tracksuit bottoms £50

Printed tracksuit bottoms, £50

Still life - Topshop X Adidas Originals high tops, £80

High-tops, £80

All items Topshop x Adidas Originals

Also head to the Topshop website where you can catch an interview with the creative directors heading both companies – Josefine Aberg for Adidas Originals and Kate Phelan for Topshop.

 

Topshop x Adidas Originals hits stores on March 20th. http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/category/topshop-x-adidas-originals-collection-2774327/home?geoip=noredirect