Ugly sneakers: the sneakers join the fashion looks
Ideas of image consultants to join this trend.
Combined with an animal print skirt (Steen & Strom).
The ugly sneakers -the sneakers with a hundred percent sporting footprint, with soaring soles and strong shapes- took over the most fashionable and avant-garde outfit. Influencers and models show them combined with more formal sets or of different styles.
“The brands incorporated them into their collections, transforming the traditional models and incorporating details that match the seasonal garments,” explains image consultant Yamila Pica.
Comfort and originality are the main incentives to get on this move. Although, to not seem like a newcomer to running a marathon, the experts give some suggestions.
A model with platform, ideal for the shorter ones (Blue Tic Girl).
Which ones to choose?
In addition to the models of the classic sports models, the designs are marked with studs, fringes, floral details or animal print.
With platform and scraps of colors, the chic version (Pure).
The idea is to escape to the hundred percent sports wave and try combinations that previously would have been unthinkable. Laura Malpeli de Jordaan gives some proposals.
With dresses. If it is a very neat design, “they will help to detract from our appearance,” says Malpeli. A good option: with purely romantic designs.
With trousers and jacket . The suggestion is that the shoes have the same color or texture as the outfit.
With midi skirts, a top option (New Balance).
The key is that they have a sporting spirit (Mile Curtis).
With wide pants and shirt . They will perform the function of decontracting the sets for the office.
With mini and half buccaneers. It is the most daring version.
The models with an air eighty, rather than booming (Adidas).
With shorts and blouses. An ideal variant for hot days.
“The key is not to be afraid to make a mix and match. In addition, so that it does not remain super sport, it is convenient to wear them with garments that mark more formality “, adds Pica.
The options that should be avoided
“If you’re short, it’s better to leave out the models with very flat soles,” explains Pica. Those that have a platform, on the other hand, will be more than accurate.
With pollera, the most innovative version (Doll Attitude).
Also, “put together garments with several loose garments and this type of footwear, as they can generate a disproportionate effect on the body. It can happen that we “lose” behind the clothing and the objective is that the garments are tools to stand out and not, vice versa, “Malpeli suggests.
You have to have some cleverness to wear them because, if the combination is not right, “the ugly sneakers will make the look too casual or disheveled and visually alter the proportions of the body,” Malpeli concludes.
Yamila Pica is an image and style consultant and director of the Plushlamour training school. In Instagram @yamilapica you can follow all your daily looks. Laura Malpeli from Jordaan is a certified image consultant for Color Me Beautiful and director of Styletto Image Studio.