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Military Style

The print to be seen in, it’s time to fashionably arm yourself for the new season with a splash of camouflage. Added to even the simplest outfit, a khaki printed accessory will elevate your look in an instant as well as effortlessly injecting some colour. And the army-inspired pattern isn’t just limited to khaki – for a bolder approach why not try a multi-coloured version?

The rules are simple, be anything but hidden in camo this Autumn, just perhaps don’t wear it head to toe unless you really are joining the army…

Here is our edit of the best pieces available now at SOLETRADER.

From L-R Converse Waist Bag. adidas Cap. Superdry bag. Diesel Trainers. Polo Ralph Lauren Espadrilles. XD Design Backpack. Polo Ralph Lauren Slides. New Era Cap.  New Era Backpack.

 

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The White Edit…

With Wimbledon well under way, now is the time to serve some serious style this season with our edit of the best white trainers to get you match-ready white here, white now.

Crisp, clean and modern, it’s easy to see why white is an annual summer trend favourite and so simple to wear. A fuss-free pair of trainers are a great way to freshen up your outfit and will be a timeless addition to your wardrobe. Just add strawberries and cream…

Top Tip: To keep your whites white and prevent any accidents spray your shoes with Crep Protect Spray.

 

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The rise of the clog: Swedish Hasbeens

Designers have been feeling rather nostalgic recently when it comes to footwear. Chelsea boots, buckled biker boots and clogs have been gracing the Autumn/Winter 13 catwalks once again.

Louis Vuitton Cruise/Resort 2014

 

Ter et Bantine, fall/winter 2013

 

Clogs saw their peak in fashion in the 1970s,  originating in Sweden, when they progressed from workers shoes and outdoor slippers, into a Swedish fashion staple.

In keeping with it’s folky heritage, this season the clog has been seen styled with frilly socks and brown, black and maroon hues which complement the town & country style set to explode onto the high street this winter. Get your big knits, floral skirts and tartan out, sharpish!

Clogs/country style mood board AW13

 

Here at Soletrader, we are very excited to be getting the new AW13 collection of Swedish Hasbeens, the ultimate clog brand, on our webstore.

 

Swedish Hasbeens, Look book style, AW13, feat. Zip it Emy Boots

 

Sarah Jessica Parker wearing her Swedish Hasbeen sandals with socks

 

On a summer’s day in 2006, 300 pairs of clogs, dating back to the 70s, were found in the basement of an old clog factory in a small Swedish village. The clogs were brought back to Stockholm and became the inspiration to the Swedish Hasbeens that have been taking the fashion world by storm ever since. To find out more about the Hasbeens story, click here.

 

Swedish Hasbeens Zip It Emy Boots, £255

 

Swedish Hasbeens 373 Singoalla Sandals, £165

 

Swedish Hasbeens Highed Heel Jodhpur Boots, black

 

See the full collection of Swedish Hasbeens here.

 WIN ON INSTAGRAM!

 

Win a pair of Swedish Hasbeens!

To celebrate our new AW13 collection here at Soletrader, we’re giving away a pair of Swedish Hasbeens on our Instagram page!

Head over to our Instagram profile: soletrader_shoes , and follow the instructions on the competition photo!

You must follow us to be in with the chance of winning. To repost the image, either screenshot and repost, or use a repost app such as ‘InstaRepost’ or ‘Repost for Instagram’.

Competition ends Wednesday 11th September ’13 at midnight. Winner chosen at random from all valid entries. UK residents only. The winner will choose one pair of Swedish Hasbeens from the collection on our website. Prize is non-negotiable, non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. 

 

Trend Focus: Men’s Monochrome

 MONOCHROME: Simplicity is underrated,

don’t you think?

The fashion world’s gone mono-manic and luckily it’s got to be the easiest Spring/Summer ’13 trend to nail. The black and white brotherhood is timeless and trans-seasonal, smart or casual and a completely blank canvas to work with the rest of  your wardrobe.

And so the hype surrounding the crisp Converse All Star Mono collection is BIG – unsurprisingly. The iconic silhouette of the basketball sneaker has gone back to basics to become clean, classic and when matched with it’s contrary, totally edgy.  Check out the leather styles for added rock and roll.

 

Converse All Star Hi Trainers, in black leather, £59.99

Converse All Star Ox Trainer in white leather, £49.99

Converse All Star Ox Trainers, black canvas, £44.99

 

monochrome + micro-trend

A key micro-trend  for AW13 is the men’s slip-on shoe. The ultimate travel necessity, the slip-on is comfortable and wearable with an air of continental cool.
Cue Flossy. Founded 25 years ago, Flossy plimsolls are the ultimate combination of comfort and style, originally worn by sailing crew and artists in Spanish coastal towns. Don’t knock ’em until you’ve tried ’em. You’ll never want to take them off, and you’ll never have to, when wearing these wardrobe-staple shades : – 

Flossy Plimsoll Shoes, in black or white, £19.99

 

 

 

New In! New Balance at Soletrader

The New Balance Subculture is escalating. And the hype is well justified.

Feat. New Balance 420 in Maroon and New Balance 373 in Navy

 

 The New Balance 420 Maroon and 373 Navy have dropped and boy, is demand fierce…

New Balance 420 Trainers, £59.99, in Maroon and Cream Suede

New Balance 373 Trainers, £49.99, Navy Blue, boasting the benefits of a cushioned EVA midsole.

 

The full range of New Balance is available on Soletrader online and in stores now.