Us Brits don’t get an easy ride of it during the summer months, but why not take style inspiration from our energetic neighbours across the pond and dress for New York City. The latest collection from DKNY has just dropped here at Soletrader and we think it’s the perfect way to say “Oh, it’s raining? I hadn’t noticed!”.
Like the SS15 ready-to-wear collection, which was all statement prints and kiss curls, this season’s footwear is bold, distinctive and effortlessly chic. Mainly monochrome and with no-nonsense details, such as the signature DKNY lettering across towering concealed wedge trainers, these are shoes for girls who make their own rules.
While the real gems in this collection are the statement sneakers, Donna Karan understands that there are some occasions where only a sandal will do. Make yours a longer lasting impression with stand out typographic prints and casual cork footbeds.
If you’re lucky enough to be going somewhere sunny this summer, then a pair of DKNY sandals will end the day-to-night footwear dilemma and couldn’t be further away from the socks-and-sandals Brit stereotype. Look like you’ve just stepped off the subway in these sidewalk inspired flip flops. There are worse things than getting mistaken for a New-Yorker, right?
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There’s way more to working out than how you look, but why shouldn’t you be able to look sleek while you’re sweating? Stella McCartney not only knows how to kit out a catwalk, she’s also the go-to for any self respecting workout-a-holic.
Her collaboration with sportswear giant adidas has been gathering fans since its inception nearly a decade ago and this season’s offerings are nothing short of sports perfection. “Saddened” by the lack of fashionable but functional women’s sportswear, Stella ensured that her collection featured the very best in technical sports materials and infused it with the same signature style as her effortlessly chic ready-to-wear collection.
This season, update your workout wardrobe with the ultra-modern Pureboost trainers. Featuring Velcro straps instead of laces and a botanical print that’s right on point, they’re a practical way to make a statement whatever your sport.
It’s got a heel reminiscent of vintage ballet pumps and dusky pink highlights, but you’d be mistaken if you thought the Eulampis 2 trainer was all about aesthetics. The one-piece upper and elasticated laces ensure a perfect fit, while the breathable mesh panels and super supportive sole protects your feet from strain and fatigue.
Whether you’re looking for an excuse to get outdoors this summer, or if you’re just looking for serious sportswear to give your training programme a boost, let Stella be your style inspiration.
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We’re well into the first part of your new year, and those New Year’s resolutions you made while stumbling around with glitter in your hair seem like a distant memory. Even if your health kick scarpered off with the Christmas decorations, there’s no reason you can’t make a post-new-year change.
Why’s everything always about January? February’s just as good a time as any to make a change for the better and define what you want out of 2015. If it’s meaningful enough, it’ll be a life changer.
If, like many others, your ‘new you’ is a leaner, fitter version, we salute you! Hitting the gym in the new year is a bit of a cliché, but if you’ve got the willpower to make it last, it’s worth investing in your own health. Start doing zumba, go to an insanity workout class, or even just take the stairs once a week. Whether your change is big or small, it’s a start. And you have to start somewhere!
We want to keep your New Year’s resolutions alive, and these brand new drops from Nike are just the ticket! In fresh spring colourways, they are the motivation you need to get yourself outside, even if it’s still dark and you haven’t had breakfast yet.
Fill your kit bag with the Roshe Run in icy blue or the Thea trainer with coloured overlays. Blue not your colour? Check out the whole Nike range!
Keep it up, you’re doing great!