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Happy Easter!

Admit it: you’re excited for Easter. The extra long weekend signals the beginning of spring and that can only mean dresses, lightweight jackets and no more winter boots, right? Here’s hoping…

Whether or not the sun decides to come out we have put together your ultimate Easter footwear guide, you can thank us later!

For those rainy days, make sure you check out Joules wellies – our Soletrader bunny took quite a liking to these patterned boots. (If you’re feeling particularly inspired, check out our social media channels, our furry friend needs a new name and we would love your help! You could even win a £75 voucher code if we pick your suggestion).


If the sun makes an appearance, our Fred Perry trainers and Vivienne Westwood + Melissa shoes are your perfect options.


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Finally if, like us, you’re planning on crashing out on the sofa, watching box sets and eating way too much then schedule some time for online shopping and check out these marvelous metallic Ted Baker trainers. They will make going back to work on Tuesday just a little bit easier.

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Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to share it with us on social media…

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Happy Easter everybody!

Style Inspiration: Fred Perry returns to its roots for Autumn 2012

Born from a culture of hard work and perfecting your craft, Fred Perry pays tribute to its brand heritage with its latest Authentic Collection for the upcoming Autumn season.


Building on a unique history based on both sports and street wear, Perry continues to successfully fuse heritage with contemporary design. By taking inspiration from both the factory floor and the working man’s club, the collection features refined but hard wearing pieces alongside traditional designs.



Mens Authentic Footwear: A closer look

Kingston Twill Tipped Trainers
Classic plimsolls created in rich twilled cotton, featuring waxed cotton laces, a smooth rubber sole and Fred Perry’s signature Laurel Wreath embroidered on the side. Twin tipping on the tongue and side walls of the sole reference the brands infamous sporting heritage.



Style it out! Pair these twill tipped plimsolls with with traditional Fred Perry shirts and classic parkas this season for a simple yet stylish look.


Vintage Tennis Trainers


Fred Perry’s sporting inspiration can also be seen in these tennis style canvas plimsolls, complete with a contrast inner lining and trademark twin tipping detail on the sidewall. An embroidered Laurel Wreath gives these plimsolls a classic, vintage look whilst additional branding sits on the sole and heel tab.



Style it out! These low profile canvas trainers are the perfect complement to casual trousers and textured knits this season.


Available in six colours to complete any autumn look


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And for the ladies:


Woodford Floral Print Plimsoll


These simple canvas plimsolls feature a detailed floral print upper, adding a feminine twist to the classic Fred Perry tennis shoe. Thick cotton laces and textured rubber soles add durability, whilst the embroidered laurel wreath and rubber heel tab maintain discreet style.



Style it out! Team these plimsolls with a simple pencil skirt and cotton rucksack to add a playful edge to classic styling.


Phoenix Canvas Plimsoll


These classic style plimsolls add effortless style to any outfit. Featuring flat cotton laces, a single tipping detail on the sole wall and signature Laurel Wreath embroidery on the heel.



Style it out! These canvas plimsolls are perfect teamed with slim cut trousers and zip through jackets this season.


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Have your say to win a Fred Perry Makeover worth £400!


What or who is your style inspiration? We want to know!




SOLETRADER has teamed up with Fred Perry to give away a whopping £400 worth of clothing from the Fred Perry Authentic Collection (shoes included, of course!) to ONE lucky winner.


FIVE fabulous runner-up prizes are also up for grabs; a pair of ANY Fred Perry shoes from the SOLETRADER website!




To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post before the 4th September 2012, telling us WHAT or WHO is your style inspiration.


From sub cultural eras to high street trends, celebrities to music genres, style inspirations can take almost any shape – and most importantly – are unique to you.


Post your style inspiration NOW for your chance to be a style winner!


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