Styling The Classics: The Slip-On

The classic slip on style of trainer has been a wardrobe staple of mine since about age 16. When all I would wear were skinny jeans, something adorned with stars and a hoody to throw on incase I needed a jacket. I would always reach for the simple slip-on to complete my outfit whether I was going to a gig or to my retail job they really never left my feet. Of course, that was over 10 years ago now so my tastes have dramatically changed but my love for that style hasn't wavered. But now I go for a little bit of a smarter option day to day and here are a few ways I style this classic style piece as well as why they're such a wardrobe staple...

WHAT MAKES THEM A CLASSIC?

Of course, it very much depends on your personal style whether or not you deem the trainer or in this case the slip on a wardrobe classic or not. To me, they are and having a reliable pair in your wardrobe is something that can see you through many occasions What makes something a wardrobe classic and staple for me are a few things. It has to be something that either has been or will be around for a few years and isn't just a seasonal trend. Something else that's important is the items versatility and how it can go with other items in my wardrobe. As I'm quite a basic dresser this is easy but even though the style is so simple I find that it can really bring a little something extra to a relatively basic outfit. Now a trainer doesn't have to be a really casual item and you can dress them up or down depending on the situation and here are a few ways to style this classic wardrobe piece... 

DAY TO DAY 

 

 

 

 

THE BRETON, THE SKINNY JEAN AND THE SLIP ON*

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CASUAL WEEKEND 

 

 

 

 

THE GREY T-SHIRT, THE SHORT, THE TOTE BAG AND THE SLIP ON*

WORK

 

 

 

 

THE TROUSERS, THE SLOGAN T-SHIRT AND THE SLIP ONS*

 

SHOPPING OR GRABBING LUNCH WITH A FRIEND

 

 

 

 

THE STRIPED DRESS, THE SHOPPER AND THE SLIP ON* 

Are you a fan of the slip on style?

- this post is NOT sponsored but Kurt Geiger were kind enough to gift me the shoes -

Rebecca WarrinerStyle