Stylist Amber Gordon Shares Her top 5 trainers ideal now

August 20, 2022

After sharing her top street style guidelines with The Sole Women’s last week, tailored Styling’s Amber Gordon is back with an exclusive editorial that you won’t want to miss!

Check out Amber’s guest blog and photoshoot below for some seriously on point fashion inspiration and where to get tips.

Sneakers opt for everything. Yes, I’m putting it out there. for every outfit, there is a perfectly matched sneaker. Whether you’re incredibly feminine or a self confessed tomboy, there is a way. and the best part? style them ideal and you get to be comfy, and elegant as hell.

When I dreamed of working in fashion as a teenager, I imagined striding around an office, not a hair out of place, in 5 inch Saint Laurent heels (well, YSL back then). I did exactly that for the first few years of my career, the shoes cost nearly half my monthly wage, but I didn’t care. When I started my business, I swiftly left behind the blisters and fell in love with trainers – 5 inch heels, rushing, and shopping are not really compatible. So in celebration of being the comfiest and the coolest person in the room, I’ve picked 5 of my preferred trainers ideal now with a few ideas on how to style them.

1. Balenciaga Triple S – Sourced by www.tailoredstyling.com

I don’t think it’s possible to have a conversation about sneakers in 2018 without talking about Balenciaga’s Triple S. I tried really hard not to like these. I thought chunky sneakers must remain in the ’90s or on my Dad’s feet. I think I may have put so lots of pairs into clients’ hands that they’ve grown on me, I couldn’t help it. My preferred are this SS18 colour in the black and pink, they’re so girly! I find chunky trainers look best with skinny jeans and an oversized jacket to balance you out.

2. Nike Air Max 97 Ultra ’17 SE in White – Nike

I mean, if this is not an old school icon I don’t know what is?! now 20 years old, the Air Max 97 is still as terrific as it was when I was at school. fashion is obsessing over the late ’90s ideal now and I feel like 2018 is quite possibly the 97’s year. I’ve spent the past two years pairing Adidas Stan Smiths with cute little dresses in the summer and I think the Air Max 97 is a terrific alternative to do this with.

3. Off White x Nike Air Jordan 1 – Sourced by www.tailoredstyling.com

Thank you Nike for extending this release to women’s sizes – we miss out on so lots of good releases, don’t you think? this one has been dubbed the hottest sneaker collaboration of early 2018 and it was a incredibly limited, Europe-only release. If you missed out on a raffle (highly likely) there’s a good few pairs on the resale market – if you’re ready to pay the prices! I always pair hi tops with a bare leg – with cute denim cutoffs and a white tee in summer, or an oversized jumper in the spring.

4. Puma platform Trace – ASOS

I love a platform trainer, they’re terrific if you’re short (like me) and could finish with a little extra height. These Pumas are so versatile in the triple black, and I love the fact that they’re suede. Practic? No, avoid the rain like the pester but I think suede is always a lot more elegant looking. styling idea 101 – if you’re wearing jeans, always have a flash of ankle. I’m not sure why, it just looks better!

5. Gucci Ace GG low top – Browns Fashion, Farfetch

No trainer collection is complete without a pair of incredibly luxury sneakers that everyone can recognise when they’re worn. These are not for every day, they’re quite a statement. I love the Gucci Ace trainer, this pair with the monogram motif are my preferred and I love the contrasting heels. They fit really large so if you’re thinking of investing in a pair, take a size down from your normal size.

Images courtesy of Alise Jane & Amber Gordon.

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