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Shop the look: Sneakers

11th May, 2016

 

One of the best (and comfiest!) trends to come out of late is that of sneakers being elevated from something you’d wear on a full day running errands to bonafide fashion staple. Classic styles such as Adidas’ Stan Smith and Converse’s Chuck Taylors have all become street style staples with high end designers now joining in the fun. Everyone from Saint Laurent to Jil Sander have now released their own versions of the humble sneaker and it’s a breath of fresh air after seasons of tottering around in impossibly high heels. The great thing about sneakers is that they’re so versatile —you can equally dress it up or down with bold jewellery or a chic, streamlined bag (as above) or opt for a plain colour or splash out on a fun print. In case you haven’t yet jumped aboard this trend here are some cheap steals and designer splurges to consider.

Luxe for less

 

White sneakers are without a doubt having a moment and there’s no shortage of options to choose from. Whether you want a slightly tougher edge like these options by Adidas, Converse or Le coq sportif or something a bit daintier and more feminine such as this pair by Fred Perry or this pair by Superga, sneakers in a neutral hue are guaranteed to get a solid workout in your wardrobe.

 

Luxe

 

 

If you’re in the market for a splurge there’s no shortage of great designer sneaker options. Make a statement with a pair of animal print trainers such as this pair by Charlotte Olympia or one in a sweet pastel shade like this pair from Saint Laurent. If you’re after a more classic pair try these sneakers by Jil Sander or Michael Kors or if you want something slightly more unique a textured pair a la these Helmut Lang sneakers is one way to get noticed.

 

 

 

Beauty, Fashion

FIVE MINUTES WITH- ASHLEY HART

16th July, 2013

AshleyHart

What are you up to at the moment?

Travel. Yoga. Work.

How did you get involved with Mix Apparel for Coles?

It started off as a regular modelling job for me after I was cast for one of their shoots late last year. Since then I’ve shot for them many times. I get along so well with the team and really love the product. As each shoot went on I’d get more and more involved. I was really stoked when I got the call from Chadwick [modelling agency] saying that Mix had asked if I’d consider being their face. I really like the brand so I jumped at it! It’s important to choose to stand by things you believe in… I genuinely enjoy the product.

What is your favourite piece from the collection?

In the current collection I really like the pastel colour denim pieces (pictured).

Do you do anything in particular in preparation for a photo shoot?

I face every day the same whether I’m working or not. That’s mean getting up, meditating, being positive, and bringing happiness to the day.

What do you miss the most when you are away from Australia?

My mum and friends.

What is the first thing you do when you get back home?

I will always go to a bikram yoga class to sweat out my jetlag. Then I catch up with friends.

Who are some of your favourite designers?

Mix Apparel is fantastic for basics and I stock up whenever I am in Australia, I also really like Camilla and Marc (pictured) and Sass & Bide. I am also really loving vintage clothing.

What are your wardrobe essentials?

Converse shoes (pictured). I love hats and it can add any funk to your outfit. And always Black, white and grey top’s… you know, the basics.

What are your travel essentials?

Whenever I travel I take my vitamins and my runners! I always love jumping in the ocean no matter what the weather so I always pack a bikini (pictured).

What is on your fashion ‘wish list’?

I always admire beautiful shoes and bags. It’s the only thing I really spend a lot of money on. There’s always a new bag on my wish list!

What is your most precious item you own?

The promise ring from my boyfriend [model Buck Palmer].

What is your beauty regime?

Lots of water! Beauty starts from the inside out. I always take a lot of Swisse vitamins and water. I wash my skin with water, and always use moisturiser.

What is your exercise regime?

Lots of yoga, lots of walking. I always mix it up; I’m currently into Thai boxing. Always staying active is very important to me.

What is one beauty product you couldn’t live without?

Water.

What are your must-have hair products?

Kevin Murphy products (pictured). They are the best.

Where is your favourite travel destination?

Home.

What is your all-time favourite movie?

Right now it’s Million Dollar Baby.

Do you have a secret talent?

It won’t be a secret if I tell you!

 

Ashley

 

Mix Apparel Skinny Ankle Zip JeansKevin Murphy hair productsCamilla and Marc dressLisa Marie Fernandez bikiniConverse limited edition diamante sneakers.